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Postby DOS/VS COBOL Guy » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:34 pm

Hi, all!

I am a former mainframe computer operator from back in the IBM System/370 days. My first experience with COBOL was on a System 370/125 (DOS/VS Full ANSI COBOL) and later the IBM 4341 Group II under DOS/VSE. I've worked with a little VSAM - at least that which was available on early /VSE systems. I have also operated at other sites. My last experience was on an ES/9000 Model 9121 under an early version of VSE/ESA under VM/ESA, but that was as an operator. I am fairly familiar with DOS/VS JCL - enough to develop some simple applications and to get them to run. This may sound a bit strange, but I use DOS/VS today!

Unfortunately today, stuff like this is a hobby. My skill set is very archaic (I hop no one here looks down on this!), and the version of COBOL I use is the 1968 ANS COBOL which lacks VSAM support (it's DOS/360 vintage!). The closest thing therefore to a VSAM KSDS I can use are ISAM files.

Nevertheless, I hope to learn some things here and to enjoy myself! Best wishes to everyone here!!!
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Re: New To the Board...

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:21 pm

not much DOS/** around here, but if You want to play with something <different>
You might look here

http://www.hercules-390.org/

and
http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/hercules/index.shtml
http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/turnkey/index.html

and
http://www.jaymoseley.com/hercules/
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Re: New To the Board...

Postby DOS/VS COBOL Guy » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:41 pm

enrico-sorichetti wrote:not much DOS/** around here, but if You want to play with something <different>
You might look here

http://www.hercules-390.org/

and
http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/hercules/index.shtml
http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/turnkey/index.html

and
http://www.jaymoseley.com/hercules/


I already have Hercules 3.07 with HercGUI and HercPrt I am running DOS/VS POWER/VS Release 34 on it. It's running on an old Dell Precision 410. Using a touchscreen monitor with HercGUI is just about like interating with a System 370/158 operator panel. I am working on a basic General Ledger package for my personal finances to run on it. So far I have a General Journal, an account posting program (the GL file is an ISAM file and I open it I-O as random access using a four-digit account number). Trial Balance and Income Statement...
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Re: New To the Board...

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:25 am

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Hope you enjoy being here and find a few things that are educational, entertaining, or both :)

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Re: New To the Board...

Postby alexlloyd54 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:32 am

welcome to the forum

Don't limit your learning with only DOS/VS, you could try also the VM/370, or the Famous MVS Turnkey System

you could even run your DOS/VS under the VM/370 under hercules :)
If I told you, Mossad would have to kill you :)
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Re: New To the Board...

Postby binoykc » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:54 pm

Hi Let me know which Organization is working on Mainframe VSE ,Software AG Natural and Adabas. it would be of great help...
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Re: New To the Board...

Postby NicC » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:28 pm

Do you want a simulator or an emulator for these? I presume you want one or the other as that is the part of the forum where you posted.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: New To the Board...

Postby hua052011 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:07 pm

Hi

This topic help me a lot in developing my project. I will contribute more when I finished it.
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Re: New To the Board...

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:48 pm

Hi
This topic help me a lot in developing my project. I will contribute more when I finished it.

:?: :?: :?:
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Re: New To the Board...

Postby BillyBoyo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:07 pm

We'll get the spam in the next post.
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