• May 17, 2022
Devops

Solving for the Development Talent Gap with Rocket’s DevOps v10 Software

Today, Rocket relaunched its Rocket® DevOps software, a modernization platform designed specifically to enable end-to-end continuous integration continuous delivery (CI/CD) for multi-code environments that include the IBM® i platform. The software’s modern user experience enables organizations to better attract and retain developer talent amid the ongoing and widespread skills shortages. With the updated software, organizations […]

Reinforcing Rocket’s Commitment to Open Source on the Mainframe with Updated Rocket® Open AppDev for Z

This week, Rocket unveiled an updated Rocket® Open AppDev for Z solution, which breaks down existing siloes to unify DevOps for all platforms, including the mainframe, in a single pipeline. Open source is the future of software development and production, and with this update, customers are better able to access that future. The enhanced offering […]

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Five Signs Your Enterprise Needs a Modern DevOps Solution, and What to Look for in One

Customers and employees today are demanding increasingly higher quality digital user experiences. This means modern DevOps teams need to deploy applications efficiently and securely. Most enterprises have a process in place for their IBM i application development, but as their organizational needs become more complex, so do the DevOps processes they require. For instance, web and mobile […]

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Are You Exposed to Security Vulnerabilities with Your Use of Open-Source Ports on z/OS?

Over the past couple of years, increased Zowe adoption and the push to integrate the mainframe into platform-neutral DevOps pipelines have resulted in greater use of Unix System Services (USS). With increased use of USS has come widespread acceptance of Rocket’s z/OS ports of common open-source languages and tools that are not bundled with USS […]

Git on IBM i​

Ask any average group of developers what their preferred version control tool is and you’ll overwhelmingly get “Git” as the response. Indeed, a Stack Overflow survey of nearly 70,000 professional developers found that just over 88 percent of them prefer Git over other version control tools. A key component of many organizations’ DevOps solution, Git […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Built-In DevOps Tools for IBM i

Many organizations are resigned to the belief that there’s no way to integrate their IBM i environment with the DevOps tools they use on their Windows, Linux, and Unix platforms. But these organizations are working from an outdated playbook. Today, IT and R&D teams can run the latest open source tools like Git and Jenkins […]

Modern, Open, and Smart Data Management for Db2 Leaders

This was originally presented as a keynote session at the IDUG Virtual Db2 Tech Conference in July 2020.  Since my years in grad school, I’ve been interested in DB capabilities. As part of my thesis and graduate assistant work, I evaluated, operated, and used multiple DBs, including several open sources ones. As part of my […]

The Silent Stars of Pandemic IT

Maintaining a functioning IT environment during a pandemic is no small task. Doing it remotely—while working from home with myriad distractions, dogs, kids and some challenging toilet paper procurement issues—is heroic. It’s something that has become increasingly common during the pandemic.  To get through the pandemic, most companies, schools, hospitals and, indeed, families, are even […]