With the integrated TXSeries and ACUCOBOL-GT environment, you can take advantage of features such as:
- A prelinked version of the ACUCOBOL-GT runtime system shipped with TXSeries that eliminates the manual build process as you
configure and deploy on TXSeries CICS
- A range of security options that address processing requirements in the distributed environment, including CICS-based security
for resource and transaction access, or open systems models such as the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE)
- Communication between TXSeries and the mainframe CICS TS via the standard CICS Intersystem Communication (ISC) facilities.
With this feature, you can stage your migration process over time to help reduce risks and extend strategic ACUCOBOL-GT applications
as you migrate them.
The existing mainframe process to compile and deploy COBOL programs remains largely unchanged: CICS programs are precompiled
in TXSeries to translate EXEC CICS syntax to COBOL verbs. Programs are then compiled with the ACUCOBOL-GT compiler. TXSeries
initializes the runtime, waits for requests from clients, and processes those requests, allowing ACUCOBOL-GT programs to communicate
with databases and other programs or clients, and to display screens using CICS services.