Joseph Gulla

Joseph Gulla




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  • What About Application Automation?
    May 20, 2019
  • Automation by Function and Layers
    May 13, 2019
  • A Journey Through Automation on IBM Z
    May 6, 2019
  • Journey from Idea to Practice: Internetworking and Protocols
    April 29, 2019
  • Journey from Idea to Practice: OLTP and Java
    April 22, 2019
  • Application Modernization and Toolsets

    This is the third post in this series on application modernization. The focus here is on toolsets to support modernization activities at all levels, from strategy work through implementation projects like indexed files to database migration, or support for outputs to mobile devices. How big is the role of toolsets in the overall effort?

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    Posted: March 11, 2019 |

    Application Modernization Methods: What’s Useful?

    This is the third post in this series about application modernization. Last week, the focus of my post was on strategies as a plan of action or policy designed to support application modernization efforts. A high-level and informed plan of action is needed for any renovation effort. This week, my focus is on methods to carry out the effort. A method is a specific procedure, systematic or established pattern to inform and guide application modernization. 

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    Posted: March 4, 2019 |

    Survey of Application Modernization Strategies

    Last week, I began a new series about application modernization. I concluded that post by writing that I would next focus on a survey of application modernization strategies as a plan of action or policy designed to support application modernization efforts. Simply put, a high-level and informed plan of action is needed for any renovation effort. 

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    Posted: February 25, 2019 |

    Strategies, Methods and Toolsets for Modernization

    With this post, I am starting new series about application modernization. I have written about application modernization a number of times in the last four years, but now I’m taking a fresh look at the topic by taking a more systematic and organized approach as I have observed the size and complexity of the topic. What is this systematic approach? Let me explain. 

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    Posted: February 18, 2019 |

    Architectural Enhancements for a Wide Variety of Workloads

    With this post, I continue my exploration of IBM Z and its powerful support for some of the most important software for application development. 

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    Posted: February 11, 2019 |

    Special Hardware Support of Software

    In this post, I write about the z/Architecture hardware support for software like COBOL. I write “like COBOL” because the support is wider than just one important software product, but for this post, I just want to focus on COBOL.

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    Posted: February 4, 2019 |

    2018 in Review: Attending the ECC Conference

    In this fourth post of 2019, I am taking a look back at another series that was fun to research and write about even more so because it involved an event. I have been attending the annual Enterprise Computing Community (ECC) Conference at Marist College for many years and just this week, I received a “save the date” email with this year's conference details. 

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    Posted: January 28, 2019 |

    2018 in Review: Significant IT Capabilities and Technology

    In this third post of 2019, I am taking a look back at another series that was interesting to research and write. Back in July 2018, I began a series on significant IT capabilities and technology. I have a long history exploring the notion of significance, the quality of being worthy of attention and importance. I appreciate the word because it’s used in quantitative and qualitative contexts. When I did a study for a university project, I analyzed the data using standard statistical procedures to show statistical significance. My analysis was an effort to determine the likelihood that a relationship between two or more variables is caused by something other than chance.

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    Posted: January 21, 2019 |

    2018 in Review: Project Management and Other Jobs in IT

    As I wrote last week, I am looking forward to exploring new trends in 2019 and re-examining some topics that I have explored since I began the blog back in October 2013, more than five years ago. In this second post of 2019, I am taking a look back at two series that were fun and challenging to research and write. The first series was on projects and project management, and the second was related to other jobs in IT like IT architect and specialist.

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    Posted: January 14, 2019 |

    2018 in Review–IT Security

    This week begins a new year of IT Trendz posts. I am looking forward to exploring new trends in 2019 and re-examining some topics that I have explored since I began the blog in October 2013, more than five years ago. In 2018, I contributed 50 posts, so I would like to start the year by taking a look back at a few series that were fun and challenging to research and write. 

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    Posted: January 7, 2019 |

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