2013 IBM zEnterprise Technology Summit

Gain insight that you can take action on with the latest innovations in mainframe technology

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Track 4: Smarter Computing to Accelerate Agile, Mobile and Cloud Application Delivery

Developed for: Application developers and managers, application architects

Agenda
Time Session Title
8:30 a.m. Introduction and welcome
8:40 a.m. Trends in enterprise modernization to enable Smarter Development
9:40 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. Multiplatform development: Part I - Team collaboration, application insight, development and debug
10:50 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Multiplatform development: Part II - Team collaboration, application insight, development and debug
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Multiplatform development: Part III - z/OS promotion and deployment
1:45 p.m. Break
1:55 p.m. Making mainframe development more agile: Providing developers with their own environments
2:45 p.m. Break
2:55 p.m. Mobile and cloud development
3:45 p.m. Optimizing tools and compilers
4:20 p.m. Close

Abstract

8:40 a.m. - Trends in enterprise modernization to enable Smarter Development

Perhaps your company faces demands for new products and services, including global support for outsourced operations and integration with business partner and customer applications. The challenge is that it requires the flexibility to quickly update legacy code and systems to meet evolving business needs. IBM enterprise modernization solutions help you cost-effectively and incrementally evolve core IT systems toward modern architectures and technologies, reducing the maintenance burden and freeing up more resources to address new business requirements. In this session, we will provide an overview of IBM Rational solutions that can help you shift costs to meet your business need for strategic initiatives such as modernization, mobile, cloud and continuous integration.


9:50 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - Multiplatform development: Part I & II - Team collaboration, application insight, development & debug

Part I will cover team collaboration and application insight and part II will address modern development and debug with examples. In these two sessions, we’ll demonstrate a real-world multiplatform and mobile application development scenario to give you a feel for the productivity gains enhanced by modern development tools. The demonstration will be performed by two individuals sharing responsibilities and will start from the requirements and analysis phase through the final deployment. We’ll use a z/OS system running on a local laptop using the Rational Development and Test Environment for System z.


1:00 p.m. - Multiplatform development: Part III - z/OS promotion and deployment

Using Rational Team Concert™, you will learn how to promote, package and deploy the code leveraging the latest techniques. We’ll demonstrate how to reduce costs, improve code quality and efficiently team across disparate platforms. The result will show you how to deliver innovative software solutions more quickly, while breaking down IT silos and supporting globally and technically diverse teams.


1:55 p.m. - Making mainframe development more agile: Providing developers with their own environments

Many development shops are exploring modern development practices and delivery techniques to support the demands of delivering applications to market faster with better quality. To help support a modern cross-platform process, IBM has assembled a continuous integration solution for System z. In this session, we’ll show you how distributed and mainframe organizations can inexpensively build and test an end-to-end cross-platform application continuously.


2:55 p.m. - Mobile and cloud development

Because of the strong business motivations to deliver mobile applications into the market quickly, mobile development projects typically have extremely aggressive time lines. Inception-to-delivery periods of a few months are common. The pressure to deliver mobile apps with agility seems like a mismatch with traditional mainframe development, but nothing could be farther from the truth. In this session, we’ll show you how to leverage existing, trusted mainframe applications and logic to create cutting-edge mobile applications that run on today’s most popular handheld and tablet devices.


3:45 p.m. - Optimizing tools and compilers

Backed by IBM’s longstanding commitment to forward compatibility of hardware and software, our customers enjoy continuous improvements in performance versus cost. Dramatic improvements in compiler technology can greatly enhance this core mainframe value. In this session, we’ll cover important techniques and capabilities that organizations can embrace to fully exploit the latest hardware while minimizing the cost to reach that goal.


4:20 p.m. - Close




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