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2005 UNITE Conference

Presentation materials from the October 2005 UNITE Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Using CCF (MCP-4017)

Abstract The Custom Connect Facility (CCF) provides a mechanism to connect standard networking protocols to the MCP Transaction Server, better known as COMS. CCF makes it extremely easy to create COMS-based server applications that can communicate with TCP/IP sockets, named pipes, and web browsers.

The speaker will present an overview of the current implementation of CCF, including the built-in interfaces provided by Unisys, configuration and administration of custom interfaces, and a discussion of issues facing the COMS programmer for CCF interfaces. This presentation will concentrate on using CCF with TCP/IP ports, but will also include a brief mention of named pipe and web browser interfaces.

Presenter Paul Kimpel
Slides & Notes Presentation slides and notes as Adobe Acrobat .PDF (141K)
CCF MCP-MCP Demo A demonstration of CCF used to communicate between COMS programs on separate MCP systems. Includes client and server COMS programs (COBOL-74), COMS configuration files, and CCF configuration files. All contained in a single ZIP archive file. (56K)

The Myth of Application Modernization (MCP-4018)

Abstract Over the past ten years a great deal of marketing steam and no small amount of software toolsmithing have been devoted to the prospect of modernizing legacy mainframe applications. What this usually involves is an effort to put a more modern and palatable user interface onto an application originally implemented for "green screen" terminal devices. Is anyone really doing this? If so, can we expect the result be successful? And if that, is it really worth all the trouble?

The speaker will discuss the issues involved with modernizing legacy applications, the potential benefits and pitfalls involved in such an effort, and how he believes modernization projects should be evaluated and pursued.

Presenter Paul Kimpel
Slides & Notes Presentation slides and notes as Adobe Acrobat .PDF (254K)


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