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1.6 Additional Information

A plethora of additional information is available on mainframes. Some of our favorite references are

  • The IBM Redbooks® web site. Redbooks are books written by technical professionals working with the IBM International Technical Support Organization (ITSO). These books (and shorter works called Redpieces) are tactical "how to" books on a variety of subjects. The books and Redpieces "Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/OS Basics" and "Introduction to the New Mainframe: Networking" are available for free from the IBM Redbooks web site at www.redbooks.ibm.com. We highly recommend the books Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/OS Basics, Introduction to the New Mainframe: Networking, Introduction to the New Mainframe: Security, and C/C++ Applications on z/OS and OS/390 UNIX.
  • The IBM publications web site for z/OS at www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/bkserv/. From this web site, you can find almost all the product publications for the various z/OS products.
  • z/OS ISPF Edit and Edit Macros, which explains the ISPF editor. It is available on the IBM publication web site for z/OS.
  • IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems, by Emerson W. Pugh, Lyle R. Johnson, and John H. Palmer (MIT Press, 1991), the definitive history of the development of the System/360.
  • The IBM Archives, which contain a wealth of history of the mainframe, at www.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/mainframe/mainframe_intro.html.
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