APIs in mainframe environments
Interesting article by Joseph Gulla as part of his series on new technology in the IBM Systems Magazine online publication – APIs: The Chicken or the Egg. He talks about how APIs are the intersection between the need for modernization and the need for generating new business in mainframe environments. Old APIs, access methods like QSAM and VSAM, are vital and still in use, but the new APIs have found their use in the data-sharing setting to save costs and improve efficiency.
See more here: IBM Sysmag article