SOURCE: Phoenix Software International

Phoenix Software International

August 26, 2010 15:28 ET

(E)JES V4R8.0 Offers Java Application Programming Interface

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 26, 2010) -  Phoenix Software International today announced the release of Version 4, Release 8.0, of (E)JES, its z/OS JES2 and JES3 interactive spool browse and system management product. The new release will be generally available on September 24, 2010.

Among its many significant enhancements, this release introduces the (E)JES Java Application Programming Interface (API), which complements the existing APIs for REXX and for procedural languages such as Assembler and C. The (E)JES Java API and supporting classes provide unauthorized-program access from the Java language to the programming resources available through the (E)JES API. Execution will be eligible for zAAP or zAAP-on-zIIP redirection when the Java code is running and zIIP redirection when the core (E)JES functions are running.

"Java has become a popular programming language on the mainframe," said Phoenix Software Chief Technology Officer Ed Jaffe. "We're pleased that we can now offer Java programmers the same powerful programming capabilities that are already available through our other APIs. With all of the enhancements in this release, we are again helping our customers be more productive, cut costs, and leverage the latest z/OS technologies."

Phoenix Software International, Inc. (www.phoenixsoftware.com) is a major systems software development company providing software solutions to enterprises around the world. Phoenix offers a wide range of products for IBM and compatible mainframes as well as Windows- and Web-based workstation platforms.