Oh, I wasn't attacking SO. Just mindlessly drivelling. I did say it's ALMOST useless
Anyway, the question was about CICS EZASOKETS. My task was to write a test system with one COBOL-CICS server
that communicates with a client via EZASOKET calls. The client could be anything (so, I obviously made it in Java
It's really very hard to find anything useful about CICS EZASOKET API. Try it
Eventually, I wrote a minimalistic server that can get a message across and wanted to provide that as info people
could see when they google EZASOKET but it got deleted and the bottom line is that much less info is available now
on the web about this because of their zero-tolerance. I think I didn't ask anything extraordinarily stupid. I do like
to think I understand what SO are trying to achieve but I was also looking for a solution to my problem - or any clue
I think the only person who understands EZASOKET calls and is active on SO was newbie bashing me. He was
constantly asking what COBOL dialect and whether I was using the mainframe or emulator as a host. He actually
knew quite well that I am using MF COBOL and Enterprise Server (a PC emulator of a mainframe) but COBOL is one
of those languages you can't just copy-paste from the internet and compile anyway. I was providing a view on how
an EZASOKET server program looks. How are the API calls structured, how does the data going back and forth looks
like and I also wrote I will help anyone willing to get this program running.
And yeah, I bet a 65 year-old, classically educated mainframe developer would find parts of my code that aren't perfect
examples of coding but I explicitly stated this.
Oh, and that sever, BTW, kicked our production system's ass because it is just damn simple engineering and it's 350
lines of code. It is basically a gateway to other transactions on the server so the input/output is the same but my
EZASOKET boy wasn't written by a big, heavy organization but by one naive script kiddie.