This article is the second of a four-part series addressing Db2 for z/OS and modern development utilizing an Agile methodology and DevOps processes. The first article of the series can be found here. In this article we try to define modern development terms in a manner which people most familiar with Db2 for z/OS might better understand. While Db2 for z/OS is not the first database that comes to mind when considering a DevOps development methodology, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be!
I took some of the terms used in modern application development and attempted to approach them in a manner in which most long-term Db2 for z/OS professionals might understand. Hopefully, for the Db2 for z/OS DBA this is a nice condensed version of what may be a whole set of mysteries surrounding modern application development. I did the searching, researching, and discussions with colleagues so you don’t have to. As our information technology departments transition their development practices you do not have to be left out in the cold. use this information as a jumping point to kick start your transition to these modern technologies!
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