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Voting Deadline Extended!

Vote now in the Dz Tips and Techniques Challenge—Part 2

10/15/2012 9:10:37 AM |
The voting deadline has been extended in the second Destination z Tips and Techniques contest—which asked Dz members to share their best mainframe advice. Out of 15 submissions, our experts have selected three finalists. Now Destination z members have the chance to pick their favorite.
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The top vote-getter will received an IBM Heritage T-shirt (like the one pictured) and $100 Visa gift card. 
 
Voters are also encouraged to post why they like a particular bit of mainframe advice. As an added incentive, one voter who posts such a comment will be selected, at random, to win a T-shirt and gift card as well. So vote and post!

The finalists in are:

1. RDz is a new development paradigm
After working with the classic green screen, ISPF through TN3270, one of the great advice for mainframe career is to use RDz as a new development paradigm in mainframe enterprises. As an eclipsed based tooling, RDz is capable of everything accomplished by TSO, ISPF, and SDSF. Having had a in depth understanding of the TSO, ISPF and SDSF, it was a natural progression to this new state of the art GUI which increased my productivity and thereby improved my overall performance as an application developer for the mainframe world.
 
2. You don’t need to know everything
You don't have to know EVERYTHING about the mainframe; You just need to know where to look for the information.

3. Don’t forget the backup
Before you make any system changes always create a backup. Held true in 1979 and still does in 2012!

The polls will close midnight Sunday, Nov. 11. Contest rules are available here.

Mike Westholder is site editor of Destinationz.org.
 

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