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Swiftly moving into Swift on z/OS


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Apple's Swift has been climbing the ladder of popularity pretty fast. When we talk Swift here, it needs to be said that we are discussing Apples latest and promising computer languages. Although one might think of Swift as being run on iOS devices and only reachable for Apples Xcode development tools running on Mac, server-side Swift is open-sourced and can run on anything. And with anything we also mean mainframes. On z/OS, that is. Since it is a modern language it has many advantages on security, performance and type-safeness. In addition, it can make use of already compiled code in PL/1, for example, making Server-Side Swift very useable for business logic. If you want to attract young developers working with Swift on mainframes, you better come to this session.

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Stream: New Technologies
Room: Hockenheim
Time: 11:45 - 12:45

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  • Frank van der Wal at IBM USA
  • Frank van der Wal graduated from Computer Sciences at the PolyTechnical in 1989 followed by a Technical Business Administration course a year later. After an international experience in the financial sector he joined IBM in 1991 at the European Repair Centre as repair engineer for PS/2 products. In 1994 he joined IBM’s Logistics department, implementing a pan-European system to control all of IBM’s spare parts in Spain and Israel. Since 1998 he is working in the Sales and Distribution department of IBM working both for the PC division as the Server division as Brand Manager for different IBM products. Early 2004 he dedicated his time to the translation of IBM’s Business strategy into the products and services. In this role Frank was a consultant on items as Virtualization and Service Orientation. As of the beginning of 2004 year Frank was named Client IT Architect and concentrated on Service Orientation, Virtualization, Innovation and Smarter Planet related activities within the SMB market segment. From 2013 he works as Technical Leader Mobile in the Client Center in Montpellier, France, dedicating his time on the topic mobile on z Systems. He worked on the Reference Architecture for Mobile on z Systems, was co-author of a Redbook on the same topic and developed customer workshops and demonstrations for Mobile on High End Systems. He is a frequent speaker on international events on a broad variety of technical topics and especially on Mobile related ones. In his spare time Frank try to listen to his all-analogue audio setup, runs a mile or two, fiddles with his home-automation system and works on his 150 years old house but seldom simultaneously….


    Email: thewall@nl.ibm.com

  • Frank van der Wal at IBM USA
  • Frank van der Wal graduated from Computer Sciences at the PolyTechnical in 1989 followed by a Technical Business Administration course a year later. After an international experience in the financial sector he joined IBM in 1991 at the European Repair Centre as repair engineer for PS/2 products. In 1994 he joined IBM’s Logistics department, implementing a pan-European system to control all of IBM’s spare parts in Spain and Israel. Since 1998 he is working in the Sales and Distribution department of IBM working both for the PC division as the Server division as Brand Manager for different IBM products. Early 2004 he dedicated his time to the translation of IBM’s Business strategy into the products and services. In this role Frank was a consultant on items as Virtualization and Service Orientation. As of the beginning of 2004 year Frank was named Client IT Architect and concentrated on Service Orientation, Virtualization, Innovation and Smarter Planet related activities within the SMB market segment. From 2013 he works as Technical Leader Mobile in the Client Center in Montpellier, France, dedicating his time on the topic mobile on z Systems. He worked on the Reference Architecture for Mobile on z Systems, was co-author of a Redbook on the same topic and developed customer workshops and demonstrations for Mobile on High End Systems. He is a frequent speaker on international events on a broad variety of technical topics and especially on Mobile related ones. In his spare time Frank try to listen to his all-analogue audio setup, runs a mile or two, fiddles with his home-automation system and works on his 150 years old house but seldom simultaneously….


    Email: thewall@nl.ibm.com

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