HostBridge Technology


HostBridge Letters from the Trenches

Our Letters from the Trenches are published after a member of the HostBridge team gets “in the trenches” with a customer and helps find an interesting solution to a technology challenge. If the solution will benefit other HostBridge users, we write it up as a Letter from the Trenches.


JavaScript-Java Integration on System z (and Under CICS!). 2011-11-03.

Elvis and HostBridge: We Do Performance. 2011-04-10. From Russ.

FEPI: My Favorite Four-Letter CICS Word. 2011-01-03. From Russ.

Speed Kills – Unless You Drive HostBridge, 2009-03-26, From Russ

XML-Enabling IMS Transactions Using HostBridge 2009-02-12, From Russ

Accessing CICS Applications with Alternate Screen Sizes via HostBridge 2008-12-05, From Russ

Letters from the Trenches White Paper

At times, when a challenge or solution bursts the bounds of the “letter” format, we will publish the story as a HostBridge “Letters from the Trenches” White Paper. You can find them here.

How to Optimize CICS Socket Applications and Cut Costs: HostBridge Socket Support. 2013-07-01.

Newsletter Archive

Before there were LFTs, we published newsletters. Our newsletter archive is available as downloadable PDFs.

Using AJAX to Build a New CICS User Interface. Vol. 3, No. 4.

Using the HostBridge API for COBOL plus Tech Notes: License key expiration dates. Vol. 3, No. 3.

Integrating CICS into Business Process Management Suites plus Tech Notes: Troubleshooting client communications with CICS.
Vol. 3, No. 2.

Integrating Advantage CA-Ideal Using HostBridge plus Tech Notes: Creating the DFHBRNSF file in TS 2.2 or higher.
Vol. 3, No. 1.

Insurance and CICS Integration: Moving from Batch to Real-time plus Tech Notes: Initiating interactions from the mainframe to the middle tier with TCP sockets.
Vol. 2, No. 3.

Web-Enabling CICS Using XSLT and the Web Interface plus Tech Notes: CA s InterTest/CICSVol. 2, No. 1.

Scalability and CICS Integration plus Tech Notes: SDF/2 generated BMS maps. Vol. 1, No. 4.

Web Services and CICS plus Tech Notes: Compuware's XPEDITER; using PAGE and ACCUM parameters. Vol. 1, No. 3.

Financial Services, XML, and HostBridge plus Tech Notes: Using SIGNON/SIGNOFF; CICS authentication. Vol. 1, No. 2.