• September 25, 2020

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Open Source Solutions for IBM i

As I covered in a previous post, IBM i DevOps systems typically “ship” with all the functionality required to power a modern DevOps-based developer team or IT organization. This is, in fact, a major benefit of the IBM i platform over distributed systems.  But there are nevertheless good reasons why IBM i users—and even IBM […]

Mainframe

New Product Offering Renews Rocket’s Commitment to Open Source Software

Why can’t mainframes have a desktop like other computers? Can we find a way into the mainframe that is lightweight and has zero-install for the end-user? Can the mainframe be so open and modern that it becomes the standard platform for enterprise application development? These were the questions that led Rocket to start developing open-source […]

Mainframe

Legacy Systems: The Bottom-Line Advantage

In the technology world, you can’t go more than 10 minutes without someone using the word “disruptive.” But you can’t go more than 30 seconds without hearing the word “new.” Absolutely everything in hardware and software is about novelty, and yesterday’s innovation is tomorrow’s doorstop. That 40MB hard drive you bought for $3000 is literally […]

Rocket.Build

Rocket.Build 2020: Highlighting our Finalists Part 2

With 51 fantastic finalists, it was clearly hard to narrow down our top projects this year. Overall, we had 450 Rocketeers from 14 countries build projects that represented 50% of all functions at Rocket. And in an effort to showcase our global participants, we’re highlighting a few more top projects from Rocket.Build.  Zowe Plugin for […]

Mainframe

Rocket and Open Source: A Brief History on the Open Mainframe Movement

Do you remember OpenEdition MVS? This technology was IBM’s first foray into “opening” the mainframe up to a new community of developers—over 25 years ago! IBM began shipping this feature as part of the base of the new OS/390 operating system, which dramatically reduced the cost and skills needed for new workload development on the […]

Community

Announcing the New Rocket Forum

In the past 30 years, Rocket Software has managed to build a strong community of Rocketeers, partners, and customers. We’ve built solutions to help our customers reach their goals, used Rocket.Build events to inspire new ideas, and have modernized technologies to make them even more effective. Now, we’re looking forward to creating a space for […]

Application Modernization

Application Modernization

Rocket.Build 2020: Building Products to Improve Efficiencies

This is my first Rocket.Build as a participant. In previous Rocket.Build events, I’ve attended the awards evening and had a chance to meet fellow Rocketeers from different offices. It’s always been a great opportunity to find out what people are working on across the company and to meet people in different roles at Rocket. I […]

Rocket.Build

Rocket.Build

Rocket.Build 2020: Highlighting our Finalists Part 2

With 51 fantastic finalists, it was clearly hard to narrow down our top projects this year. Overall, we had 450 Rocketeers from 14 countries build projects that represented 50% of all functions at Rocket. And in an effort to showcase our global participants, we’re highlighting a few more top projects from Rocket.Build.  Zowe Plugin for […]