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Top 5 Most Read Zowe Stories

{Core} 2020 was a year of growth for the Zowe open source framework, highlighted by the 41 articles contributed by the community. These articles spanned a wide range of both core and ecosystem capabilities across the many components of the framework.

A big thank you to all the community members who dedicated their time and energy to contribute their experiences via this blogsite. Many new community members begin their education with these invaluable resources.

Without further ado, here are the Top 5 most read articles of the year:

Continuous Integration for a Mainframe App [link]

Learn how to construct a CI pipeline for a sample mainframe application using modern open-source tooling including the Zowe CLI. No, you haven’t lost your marbles!

How to Execute Rexx Using Zowe CLI [link]

Key takeaway: you can run TSO commands through the Zowe CLI in a couple of ways to make use of your existing Rexx in new automation.

Visual Studio Code for Mainframe Via the Zowe Explorer Extension [link]

Powered by the Zowe CLI, Zowe Explorer streamlines interaction with mainframe data sets, USS files, and jobs. The article includes a couple of helpful introductory videos. Note: at the time the article was written there were 3,900 downloads but the number has already risen to over 25,000 — quite a lot of interest in this tool!

Getting Started with Automating z/OS using Ansible and Zowe [link]

Especially helpful for systems programmers, this article illustrates the basics of Ansible and how it can be used together with Zowe to easily automate z/OS tasks — from allocating data sets to executing z/OSMF workflows using a single command.

Zowe On The Go: A Mobile Application For Modern Mainframers [link]

Yes, there’s an app for that! This article shares the origin of one of Zowe’s newest ideas, the mobile app incubation, and includes a fun video too.

We look forward to growing the community in 2021 and building on its rock-solid foundation with the leadership of the Open Mainframe Project. If you have a particular area of interest that you’d like covered in this publication, or you have an idea for an article of your own, please contact one of the editors.

Best wishes for a healthy and successful 2021!



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David McNierney

David McNierney

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