Welcome!

NeoPragma LLC is an IBM Business Partner

Announcements

  • Article in Cloud Computing mentions several new projects under Open Mainframe Project governance, including Cobol Check.
  • Cobol Check technical steering committee meetings change to a two-week cadence. Still open to the public. Next meeting April 15.

Upcoming Events

  • April 7, 2021. 18:30-20:30 Central Time. Improving Code meetup: Bringing Contemporary Development Practices to the Mainframe Environment with Dave Nicolette. IBM’s mainframe modernization program, new development stacks, and the Cobol Check unit testing framework. See the event announcement for more information.
  • April 9, 2021. 12:00-13:00 Pacific Time. Understanding Disciplined Agile in 50 minutes with John Stenbeck. Free webinar. See the event announcement for more information.
  • April 16, 2021. 09:00-10:00 Mountain Time (virtual). Tech Talent South Phoenix hosts “Myths About Hiring Tech Talent,” a panel discussion. See the event announcement for more information.
  • April 21, 2021. 23:00-24:00 Mountain Time (virtual). Curiosity Software presents “Data Breaks DevOps: Why you need automated test data in CI/CD” with Huw Price. See the event announcement for more information.

Opportunities for mobbing/ensemble/samman & similar

  • April 6, 2021. 18:00-20:00 Mountain Time (virtual). Jeff Langr hosts PubMobUS, an open remote mob programming event. Timezone convenient for North and South America. Contact Jeff via Twitter or through his website.
  • April 9, 2021, 17:00-19:00 GMT. Friday Walkup Ensemble (virtual). Open virtual mob programming event hosted by Tom Ayerst. Timezone convenient for Europe and Africa. Open to all. Contact Tom at tom ayerst at gmail dot com for more information.
  • April 10, 2021 (Saturday), 24 hours non-stop. Global Code Retreat (virtual), organized by Bob Allen. See the event announcement for details.
  • April 13, 2021. 18:00-20:00 Mountain Time (virtual). Jeff Langr hosts PubMobUS, an open remote mob programming event. Timezone convenient for North and South America. Contact Jeff via Twitter or through his website.
  • April 16, 2021, 17:00-19:00 GMT. Friday Walkup Ensemble (virtual). Open virtual mob programming event hosted by Tom Ayerst. Timezone convenient for Europe and Africa. Open to all. Contact Tom at tom ayerst at gmail dot com for more information.
  • April 20, 2021. 18:00-20:00 Mountain Time (virtual). Jeff Langr hosts PubMobUS, an open remote mob programming event. Timezone convenient for North and South America. Contact Jeff via Twitter or through his website.
  • April 23, 2021, 17:00-19:00 GMT. Friday Walkup Ensemble (virtual). Open virtual mob programming event hosted by Tom Ayerst. Timezone convenient for Europe and Africa. Open to all. Contact Tom at tom ayerst at gmail dot com for more information.
  • April 27, 2021. 18:00-20:00 Mountain Time (virtual). Jeff Langr hosts PubMobUS, an open remote mob programming event. Timezone convenient for North and South America. Contact Jeff via Twitter or through his website.
  • April 30, 2021, 17:00-19:00 GMT. Friday Walkup Ensemble (virtual). Open virtual mob programming event hosted by Tom Ayerst. Timezone convenient for Europe and Africa. Open to all. Contact Tom at tom ayerst at gmail dot com for more information.

Cobol Check working sessions and steering committee meetings

  • April 15, 2021. 09:00-10:00 Eastern time. Cobol Check Technical Steering Committee meeting. Open to the public. See event announcement for more information.

Past Events

  • March 3, 2021. Open Mainframe Project Meetup – Japan (virtual). OMP presented updates on several key projects, including Zowe, Linux-related projects, and COBOL-related projects. Video of the session is available on YouTube. There’s a short demo of Cobol Check starting at time index 1:54:00.
  • February 25, 2021. Code Freeze 2021: Humane Engineering (virtual). The conference included a two-hour segment of remote mob programming organized by Austin Chadwick and Chris Lucian of the Mob Mentality Show, in which I was privileged to be one of 17 facilitators. Here’s a blog post with my recollections of the event.
  • February 23, 2021. Canton Coders meetup (virtual). Dave Nicolette spoke about mainframe modernization, development tools, and the Cobol Check project. The group had an impromptu mob programming session to try out Cobol Check. The recording is available on YouTube.
  • February 16, 2021. Jersey City JUG (virtual). Dave Nicolette spoke about Java on the mainframe and bringing contemporary development practices to the mainframe world. The session was recorded and is available here: YouTube
  • January 10, 2021. Mob Mentality Show. Chris Lucian and Austin Chadwick interview Dave Nicolette about his use of mob programming as a coaching method, and about bringing contemporary development practices to the mainframe world. The video is online on the Mob Mentality site.
  • December 6, 2020. SPaMCAST. Tom Cagley interviews Dave Nicolette about his 2015 book, Software Development Metrics, and about metrics in general. The webcast is available at tomcagley.com/spamcast-628-software-development-metrics-a-conversation-with-dave-nicolette/.