Learn to speak like a zSystems expert!
a continuation of my writing for the IBM Systems Magazine online
edition, my second article was published in February 2015. The topic of
this is really to introduce people to the vocabulary that is used on
zSystems to enable effective communication.
really is composed like flash cards with vocabulary terms. Each card
contains a zSystems specific word, a definition, and an analogy to the
closest Linux or Windows term available. I hope that this format is the
easiest to use for everyone.
The terms are actually
broken down into 8 groups - the first 4 groups will be posted in
February and the second 4 groups will be posted in March.
story behind this idea is a long one. This list of terms actually
started in 2002 when Sarah McAndrew (a colleague of mine) and I put
together this presentation to introduce some z terminology to a customer
of ours in Boston. The list has grown and evolved slightly since that
time - but the majority of the terms are still the same.
I hope you enjoy this introduction to zSystems vocabulary and that you find it helpful. You can read this article online at http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/tipstechniques/miscellaneous/vocabulary-101/ or view a cached copy at by clicking here.