Joseph Gulla

Joseph Gulla




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  • The Middleware Market is Interesting and Growing
    December 10, 2018
  • I Never Want a World Without Middleware
    December 3, 2018
  • z14 Beyond the Conference Handout
    November 26, 2018
  • Is Computer Hardware Underappreciated?
    November 19, 2018
  • The Dance of Hardware and Software
    November 12, 2018
  • Linux on System z Workloads Are Diverse

    There are many open-source organizations that foster a significant number of projects that have created important and useful software. In this post, I will explain the options for workloads under Linux, both proprietary and open source.

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    Posted: September 29, 2014 |

    Open-Source Software Comes From Projects

    Generally speaking, open-source programs come from projects supported and encouraged by organizations like the Eclipse Foundation and the Apache Software Foundation.

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    Posted: September 22, 2014 |

    Linux Is the Root for Open Source

    Once you have a Linux OS running on your System z platform, then the door is open to additional possibilities including traditional proprietary and open source licensed software running interesting and useful workloads. 

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    Posted: September 15, 2014 |

    Monitoring and Management Tools Enhance Productivity

    In my last post, I wrote about management and how it compliments monitoring. In this post, I want to write about products and how they enhance your productivity.

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    Posted: September 8, 2014 |

    Monitoring and Management Work Together

    In my last post, I wrote about the tools and tactics that are taken to implement an end-to-end approach. Specifically, I wrote about monitoring address spaces, agents and message handling and log files. In this post I will discuss management and how it compliments monitoring.

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    Posted: September 1, 2014 |

    Approaches to End-to-End Management

    In my last post, I started to discuss end-to-end monitoring and management. End-to-end management is about visibility to all aspects of an application including OS, network, middleware, database and the application itself.  This post is about approaches that are taken to implement  end-to-end management.

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    Posted: August 25, 2014 |

    The Right Time for End-to-End Management

    This is the first of a series of posts on end-to-end monitoring and management. End-to-end management is about visibility to all aspects of an application including OS, network, middleware, database and the application itself. This visibility makes management effective, otherwise you are constrained when problems occur. History has shown this quest to be a tough challenge.

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    Posted: August 18, 2014 |

    COBOL Has What Is Needed to Solve Challenges

    In my previous post, I wrote that COBOL is a language that was designed to meet business needs by making use of the automation supplied through computer programs and systems. It is so useful that you can take motivated people with no computer training and turn them into COBOL programmers. This is true today as it was 30 years ago. What is it about COBOL that gives it this timeless characteristic?

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    Posted: August 11, 2014 |

    Programming Languages: COBOL Means Business

    In my previous post, I wrote that COBOL has grown and thrived for 50 years. I also wrote that in the past, COBOL did not get significant attention in universities because the business nature of COBOL did not match the math and science focus of computer science departments. Nevertheless, COBOL is a programming language with powerful capabilities and straightforward effectiveness.

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    Posted: August 4, 2014 |

    Programming Languages: What About COBOL?

    In my previous post, I continued a discussion about Basic Assembler Language (BAL) that I had begun the week before. BAL is still useful is a funny way of putting it, because in certain contexts BAL is indispensible. Consider this: Everyone who makes a living as a programmer should write in the BAL of their favorite machine so they can grow from the lessons that this experience teaches them. So what about COBOL, how is it doing?

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    Posted: July 28, 2014 |

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