Open Mainframe Project – Printing job output

Another thing I like about the ZOWE extension in VS Code (I’ve got to find a shorter way of saying this…ZEVSC?) is being able to more easily view/print job output. Since I had already started the Open Mainframe Project’s COBOL Training Course, I had some existing jobs I could easily rerun. Submitted job output is …

Master the Mainframe – Last Final Challenge comment?

I’m sure that all theses details would be pretty tedious to anyone else. But again this isn’t really a blog meant to hold other peoples interest…it’s a log for me. As I said in this post “I’ve technically finished the MTM course but as long as I still have access to z/OS I would still …

Master the Mainframe…slight frustration.

While attempting to connect today I received a timeout. So I checked the Slack System_Status channel and nothing reported. I also checked connection_issues…nothing reported. I tried again…same problem. Finally rechecked connection_issues and someone reported the timeout. The response was something like it was Upgrade Sunday. Doesn’t Slack have a stick lead page feature (or whatever …

Master the Mainframe and Python

Well as I expected being able to edit my z/OS mainframe programs with VS Code makes things much easier. Don’t get me wrong doing it the traditional harder way on a 3270 screen is good to know. When I was punching cards, I would have killed for ISPF on a 3270. Anyhoo… I didn’t want …

VS Code in Master the Mainframe

Even though I technically finished the MTM course as long as I still have access to z/OS I would still like to work on the final challenge using the zowe extensions in the VS Code editor. Up until now I used the old school TSO/ISPF in a 3270 emulator. Without being specific I have over …

Master the Mainframe course…thoughts

I thought this was a good intro into z/OS. I had been playing with MVS on Hercules, and I wanted to have some idea on how MVS and z/OS differed. Is MVS so old that I’m wasting my time learning it? Other than obvious improvements over the years, I found the biggest differentiator is the …

Master the Mainframe – Finished?

Got email “Congratulations on completing Part 3! You have made your way to the end of the Learning System challenges”. I don’t think I really am finished. Was working on the final challenge. Through out course it was said it’s not a race. Also I wanted to go back and check my answers because as …