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IBM Releases Open Source Zowe Framework

Tuesday Aug 28th 2018 by Developer.com Staff

The tool bridges the divide between the mainframe and modern applications.

At the Open Source Summit, IBM, CA Technologies and Rocket Software announced Zowe, a new open source framework that provides interoperability and scalability between the mainframe and modern applications. IBM also said that Zowe was the first open source software designed for the z/OS mainframe operating system.

Zowe includes APIs, an API mediation layer, a Web UI named zLUX and a command line interface that allows users to connect with Zowe from cloud computing services or distributed systems.

Barry Baker, IBM vice president of Z Software, said, "This strategic collaboration enables clients that rely on the mainframe for running their core business to simplify and speed application development, deployment, and operations on z/OS. This initiative brings together industry experts to drive innovation for the community of next-generation mainframe developers that are new to the platform."

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