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Property Group Composer ™ Automated Property Group Generator for RDz. July 9th, 2013. Juzer Ali & Anand Vijay. Agenda. Company Introduction What is Property Group Composer? Technical Demo What we can offer to customers Q & A. Royal Cyber Overview: Introduction.
Property Group Composer™ Automated Property Group Generator for RDz July 9th, 2013 Juzer Ali & Anand Vijay
Agenda • Company Introduction • What is Property Group Composer? • Technical Demo • What we can offer to customers • Q & A
Royal Cyber Overview: Introduction • Based in Illinois (USA), serving multiple industries including many Fortune 1000+ companies since 1997 • Cutting edge IT services globally • Specialists in: • IBM Rational brand solutions: RDz, RD&T, RAA, RTC, RAD • Enterprise modernization • Traditional consulting/skills augmentation Achievements: To date, Royal Cyber Inc. has grown into an award-winning technical consulting firm, not only in the U.S. but also in European, Middle Eastern and Asia Pacific.
Automated Property Group Generation • There are three phases to an RDz rollout: • Product installation (Client/Server) • One time task • Often done in concert with IBM • Configuration – including z/OS integration • Establishing the baseline configuration • Managing the configuration over time • Knowledge Transfer • Of the above – Configuration often makes or breaks an RDz Rollout • Within the Configuration step, managing the complexity of Property Groups, in a complex development environment, is usually considered the biggest problem, and one ill-suited to manual specification:
Property Group Composer • Property Group Composer automates the creation, import and management of RDz Property Groups generation and implementation: • Property Group Composer parses production Build JCL and pulls the syslib concatenations and other pertinent information regarding datasets used for RDz functionality • The generated Property Group XML can be imported into your Workspace. • Three modes of use: • Invoke Property Group Composer interactively. • Submit as a batch job (add to your production build step) • Invoke as a Menu Manager action
Property Group Composer – Process 2. Property Group Composer locates the job in JES and extracts configurable property group parameters 1. RDZ User launches Property Group composer – Custom menu manager action 3. Generates Property Group XML and FTPs to a configurable FTP location 4. RDz user Imports completed Property Group File Server
Property Group Generation: Batch JCL • Submit a JCL member included with Property Group Composer™ • Customize the job to include the production Build: • Job Name • Job Number • Property Group Name • Property Group Description
Property Group Generation - Menu Manager • Invoke Property Group Composer™ from a menu manager action • Specify: • Job Name • Job Number • Property Group Name • Property Group Description
Property Group Generation - REXX Exec • Invoke ™ Property Group Generator from a foreground REXX Exec (ISPF =6) • Specify: • Job Name • Job Number • Property Group Name • Property Group Description
How to get Property Group Composer • Property Group Composer is available: • Standalone – contact us for pricing • As a no-cost value-add when you engage with Royal Cyber for RDz services: • Training • Custom courseware development • Rollout consulting • Custom RDz z/OS Integration • About Property Group Composer: • Comes with usage manual and installation assistance • Works with RDz versions: 8.03, 8.5.0, 8.5.1.x and 9.0 • Available in source format or compiled version
Royal Cyber RDz Services – 2013 • We are currently building out our existing deep RDz technical services and deliverables – to include: • Additional tools and technologies: • We are looking for your input to choose and prioritize • (no-cost) Technical briefings: • This month we will be sending out our “RDz Journal” newsletter • Please let us know if you want to receive copies and/or links • An expanded set of RDz training and consulting bundles
Royal Cyber – RDz Custom Tooling and Technical Services • Custom tooling, RDz plug-in, utility development: • Custom Utilities like generating RDz property groups from Build JCL • Reusable code snippets, language templates, and program fragments • REXX/CLIST integration for ease and automation • Java/Eclipse plug-ins for custom code review rules • HATS/RCP + Menu Manager integration for conversational or ISPF based green screen functionality • Plug-in creation for seamless integration of tools
Royal Cyber Dedicated RDz Professional Consulting Teams • Anand Vijay - Senior mainframe consultant • 15+ years experience of mainframe application and system programming • Expert in writing custom utilities (for example REXX scripts for generation property groups) • JuzerAli - Team Leader, System z team • 5+ years of experience with System z administration and programming • Developing solutions for customer using Rational for System z offerings • Vijayalakhsmie KE- Senior System z administrator • 8+ years of System z administration and programming • Involved in the implementation of various mainframe products for customers • JayakumarBhaskar- Senior mainframe and DB programmer • 8+ years of application programming experience • Proficient with Rational tools for System z • AamirHirani- System z consultant • 3+ years of experience on System z and Rational products such as RDz, RD&T, RTC, and RAA • ShajeelAhmed - System z consultant • 3+ years of experience on System z and Rational products such as RDz, RD&T, RTC, and RAA • Chris Leland - System z consultant / RDz and RAA Instructor • RDz custom courseware development – including CA-Endevor training • 3+ years of experience on System z and Rational products such as RDz and RAA
Royal Cyber – RDz Education, Mentoring, Center-of-Excellence Services • Custom, site-specific, courseware development and RDz education: COBOL, PL/I, Assembler • Modular/Role-based RDz curriculum: “RDz for Developers”, “RDz for Analysts”, etc. • Multiple modes of training delivery: Face to face, pre-recorded Video lectures, live remote classes • Customer courseware development and maintenance: Across multiple RDz releases • RDz Train-the-Trainer program: Provide your in-house training/mentoring staff with best-in-class materials • RDz Technical Support/Mentoring Desk: Our Help center offers 24/7 Support “How To” and “Q&A” support via phone, email, chat, and forums, 365 days a year. • SCM/RDz integration training: CA-Endevor, Serena Changeman, CA-Panvalet, CA-Librarian • RDz and Rational Team Concert (EE) training: Project planning, collaboration, SCM • RDz consulting and training services for Rational Asset Analyzer • RDz training on PD-Tools and other RDz 3rd party products; like Abend-Aid, File-Aid, Xpediter • RDz user skills evaluation & ROI evaluation consulting assistance • Customized RDz Rollout project planning • Custom workspace configuration/ creation
Royal Cyber - IBMRDz Distance Learning Wrapper Program“Complementing the IBM Distance Learning Offering" • Your developers go through IBM's RDz Distance Learning program - saving time and money • Royal Cyber book-ends the classers with pre and post-training sessions that cover: • SCM integration training • RDz plug-in product education • Customized workshops • Editing VSAM/QSAM and DB2 Tables • Developing DB2 Stored Procedures using RDz • Analyzing Applications using RAA • Debugging ABENDS using RDz and Fault Analyzer • Real-Time (24/7) during and post-class RDz Mentoring
Summary – Our RDz Offerings • Jumpstart Packages • RDz • RDz + RTC • RDz + RD&T • RDz + RAA Custom RDz Training and Courseware development Royal Cyber – “Wrapper” Program for IBM’s RDz Distance Learning RDz Add-on Plugin and Tooling Offerings
Wrap-up • Please direct questions to: • Syed Basheer, firstname.lastname@example.org • Anand Vijay, email@example.com • Juzer Ali, firstname.lastname@example.org • You can also send a blank email with subject “Subscribe” to the any of the above email addresses to sign up for our RDz and other Rational newsletters