On this page I include any links to useful information that I felt
couldn't be classified elsewhere on my site.
Mike Murach &
Mike Murach has been publishing books for mainframe computer professionals
since 1974. There are references to several of their books in other
places on my site, but I wanted to include them on the links page also.
If you need a book on a programming topic, you probably should start here.
This is another good place to visit when you are looking for computer and
The CBT Tape Home Page - MVS Freeware
The CBT tape is a collection of freeware almost all open-source
distribution for the IBM mainframe MVS and OS/390 operating system
environment. The entire collection of free software can be downloaded at the
site as well as freeware for JES2, JES3, and other related S/390 material. A
large repository of links to S/390 related sites on the Internet and archives
of older material are also features. Visitors can sign-up for a free email
newsletter to keep up with the latest updates to S/390 freeware and the CBT
SHARE Home Page
SHARE is a volunteer run association providing user
focused education, professional networking and a forum to influence the
Information Technology industry. The first meeting, held in 1955, included
scientists and engineers whose companies had ordered IBM's newest computer,
Tek-tips is a web community where computer professionals meet to ask
questions, discuss solutions, and share knowledge in a variety of specialty
Certification of Computing Professionals
Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) is the world's
leading certification body for information technology professionals.
REXX has all but replaced CLIST as the scripting language on OS/390 and is also
widely ported to other operating system platforms.
The REXX Language Association is an independent organization dedicated to
promoting the use and understanding of the REXX programming language.
is the site of an excellent collection of true stories of disastrous attempts to
downsize by replacing functional mainframe installations with client/server or
minicomputer solutions. If upper management starts thinking about cutting
corners in IT to justify their own exorbitant salaries, send them here to see
for themselves what enormous failures such decisions have made at other
installations. Or add your own story if you have one to share.
site offers a great collection of S/390 related information, including lots of
S/390 specific searchable databases.
site is a collection of links to free tools for developers and programmers -
language compilers and interpreters, libraries and source code, webmaster tools,
documentation and programming tools.
is a weekly web based newsmagazine with articles pertinent to all aspects of the
IBM Mainframe environment - JCL, DB2, CICS, etc. Previous issues are
available for download.
is a group of forums relevant to mainframe issues. It functions like a set
of web based newsgroups. Visitors may read and respond to existing posts,
or create new topic threads.
This page was last updated on July 31, 2008.