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The Modern Mainframe
19 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Shift-Left Automated Testing Solutions By BMC Compuware
We're joined again by BMC Lead Product Manager Spencer Hallman, Senior Product Manager Paul Allard, and Lead Product Manager Steve Solomon, who discuss using BMC Compuware and BMC AMI solutions for testing, as well as new features included in our October 2021 quarterly release that enhance shift left on the mainframe. Links: BMC October 2021 Quarterly Release: https://www.bmc.com/newsroom/releases/bmc-survey-mainframe-instrumental-in-driving-digital-innovation-and-growth.html Blog: Speed Mainframe Software Delivery Without Compromising Quality by Spencer Hallman - https://www.bmc.com/blogs/speed-mainframe-delivery-quality-shift-left Blog: The Need for Speed: Virtualized vs. Non-Virtualized Testing on the Mainframe by Paul Allard - https://www.bmc.com/blogs/virtualized-non-virtualized-testing-mainframe/ Blog: Improving Quality and Shift-Left Testing with BMC Compuware zAdviser by Spencer Hallman - https://www.bmc.com/blogs/zadviser-shift-left-testing/ BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test - https://www.bmc.com/it-solutions/bmc-compuware-topaz-total-test.html BMC Compuware zAdviser - https://www.bmc.com/it-solutions/bmc-compuware-zadviser.html BMC Compuware Strobe - https://www.bmc.com/it-solutions/bmc-compuware-strobe.html BMC AMI DevOps for Db2 - https://www.bmc.com/it-solutions/bmc-ami-devops.html
27 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
The Need for Speed: Shift-Left Testing on the Mainframe
BMC Lead Product Manager Spencer Hallman, Senior Product Manager Paul Allard, and Lead Product Manager Steve Solomon discuss shift-left testing on the mainframe: what it is and how it improves development velocity and quality, the benefits of automating different types of tests, and what to look for in automated testing tools. Links: Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test - www.bmc.com/forms/forrester-rep…for-total-test.html 2021 BMC Mainframe Survey Results - https://www.bmc.com/forms/mainframe-survey-results.html BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test - https://www.bmc.com/it-solutions/bmc-compuware-topaz-total-test.html
23 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Modern Development Tools for the Modern Mainframe, Part 3: Success, Tooling, and a Look Ahead
Our series on modern mainframe development concludes with BMC Area VP of Product Management Sam Knutson, Senior DevOps Architect Stuart Ashby, and Senior Product Manager Mark Schettenhelm discussing how organizations are implementing mainframe DevOps, the success that they're having, features to look for in modern development tools, and the future of mainframe software development. Links: Forrester Study, "Modernizing Mainframe Development Tools Can Help Drive Greater ROI" - https://www.bmc.com/forms/modernize-mainframe-development-tool-analyst-report.html Dimensional Research Survey, "Mainframe Resurgence Spurs DevOps Adoption" - https://www.bmc.com/forms/dimensional-research-mainframe-devops-adoption-survey.html Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test - https://www.bmc.com/forms/forrester-report-tei-topaz-for-total-test.html E-book, "Ten Steps to True Mainframe Agility" - https://www.bmc.com/forms/ten-steps-to-true-mainframe-agility-ebook.html
17 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Modern Development Tools for the Modern Mainframe, Part 2: The Developer Experience
In part two of our series on modern mainframe development, Senior Product Manager Mark Schettenhelm and Senior Software Consultant Roland Kinsman discuss how modern mainframe development tools help improve the developer experience and increase the quality, velocity, and efficiency of software development and devlivery. Links: Forrester Study, "Modernizing Mainframe Development Tools Can Help Drive Greater ROI" - https://www.bmc.com/forms/modernize-mainframe-development-tool-analyst-report.html
21 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Modern Development Tools for the Modern Mainframe, Part I
In the first episode of a three-part discussion, BMC Area Vice President of Product Management Sam Knutson and Senior DevOps Architect Stuart Ashby talk about the risk organizations face in not modernizing their mainframe development tools and the benefits in velocity and quality that can be achieved with the adoption of DevOps and modern tooling. Links: Forrester Study - https://www.bmc.com/forms/modernize-mainframe-development-tool-analyst-report.html Dimensional Research Study - https://www.bmc.com/forms/dimensional-research-mainframe-devops-adoption-survey.html The Total Economic Impact™ Of BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test - https://www.bmc.com/forms/forrester-report-tei-topaz-for-total-test.html
10 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
The MITRE ATT&CK Framework and the Mainframe
BMC Principal Product Manager Christopher Perry and Director of IBM Z Security Services Chad Rikansrud explain what the MITRE ATT&CK Framework is, how it relates to the mainframe, and what BMC is doing to support it.
15 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Mainframe DevOps Transformation, Part 3: Operations, Bridging the Gap, and a Look Forward
In the conclusion of a 3-part discussion of the current state and future of mainframe DevOps, April Hickel, BMC Vice President of Intelligent Z Strategy, and John McKenny, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intelligent Z Optimization and Transformation, discuss advancements in the operations side of DevOps, how companies are bridging the gaps between development and operations, and what to expect in the future for mainframe DevOps.
12 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Mainframe DevOps Transformation, Part 2: Benefits, Challenges, and Getting Started
In part 2 of a 3-part discussion of the current state and future of mainframe DevOps, April Hickel, BMC Vice President of Intelligent Z Strategy, and John McKenny, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intelligent Z Optimization and Transformation, talk about what's changing in mainframe DevOps, the factors they see driving organizations to include the mainframe in their enterprise DevOps initiatives, how to overcome the challenges of implementing mainframe DevOps, and how organizations can make the shift and begin reaping the benefits.
14 minutes | May 21, 2021
Mainframe DevOps Transformation, Part 1: Progress, Measurement, and Tools
In the first of a 3-part series on the current state and future of mainframe DevOps, April Hickel, BMC Vice President of Intelligent Z Strategy, and John McKenny, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intelligent Z Optimization and Transformation discuss where organizations are in their DevOps journeys, how they're measuring their progress, and the tools they're using to optimize and transform the mainframe.
22 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Enterprise DevOps And Modernizing Your Approach To The Mainframe - Part 3
In this third and final segment, Rick Slade and Jake Leon from BMC Compuware discuss where the market for modernization is headed, areas where companies are struggling to find and retain top engineering talent, how the transformation of Agile and DevOps can aid in that effort, and switching off the green screen.
25 minutes | Jan 2, 2021
Enterprise DevOps And Modern Approach To Mainframe - Part 2
In this second segment with Jake Leon and Rick Slade from BMC Compuware, we explore what enterprise DevOps means to businesses, what mainstreaming the mainframe means, the important role the mainframe plays in a modern, enterprise DevOps environment, and the steps to take to start down the path to modernizing development on the platform.
25 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
The Mainframe on Campus with Dr. Cameron Seay
East Carolina University Adjunct Professor Dr. Cameron Seay talks about introducing students to the mainframe, how to generate more awareness of the platform on campus, and his efforts to increase the mainframe's profile in college curricula.
16 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
fIveQ: Solution Consultant Dave Kartzman
Solution Consultant Dave Kartzman reflects on his career on the mainframe, his experiences helping companies migrate to new versions of COBOL, getting students interested in the mainframe, and more.
25 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Enterprise DevOps And Modern Approach To Mainframe - Part 1
In this 3-part segment, Rick Slade and Jake Leon from BMC Compuware discuss enterprise DevOps and how companies can modernize their approach to the mainframe. In Part 1 of this series, they discuss why organizations need DevOps, the benefits of DevOps automation for the mainframe, and what to do and not to do when implementing DevOps and Agile on the mainframe.
13 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
fIveQ: Software Developer Connor Blair
Software Developer Connor Blair discusses his career, how he became involved with the mainframe, his thoughts on attracting new talent to the platform, and more.
21 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
A Digital Transformation Requires the Right Mindset
All too often many might think achieving a digital transformation is an endpoint when really it is a journey that requires the right mindset to get there. In this episode, DevOps specialists Marcus Davage and Stuart Ashby from BMC discuss the mindset required to be successful in transforming your digital enterprise that includes your mainframe, as well as insights into how to measure it, waterfall versus agile, and redefining what it means to develop.
12 minutes | Nov 14, 2020
fIveQ: Solution Consultant Roland Kinsman
BMC Compuware Solution Consultant Roland Kinsman talks about his role, bringing a new generation of developers onto the mainframe, mainstreaming the mainframe, and more.
11 minutes | Nov 7, 2020
fIveQ: Product Owner Bill Mackey
BMC Compuware zAdviser Product Owner Bill Mackey answers five questions about using measurement to improve your organization, how zAdviser helps, the Icelandic baseball team, and more.
21 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
fIveQ: Technical Consultant Glenn Everitt
Five questions with BMC Compuware Technical Consultant Glenn Everitt, who discusses switching from waterfall to Agile development, combining silos rather than breaking them apart, the future of mainframe development, and more.
14 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
fIveQ: UX Engineer Barbara Datz-Hernandez
User Experience Engineer Barbara Datz-Hernandez answers five questions on UX and its role in software development.
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