Let's face it. You've been avoiding Java in CICS, haven't you? We can hear you mumbling about performance, scalability, the lack of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and the propensity of Java-based scripting languages to proliferate. You don't want all this airy-fairy stuff polluting your finely tuned CICS regions, hogging storage, and gobbling MIPS.

That presents a problem. This article is about the radical new Java support in CICS, the long-term vitality and future of application development in CICS, and making Java a first-class language in which to write CICS applications and access…

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