Introduction to channels and containers
This introduction provides an overview of the techniques traditionally used to pass data between applications running in IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS). We describe the constraints that they might have been subject to, and how a channels and containers solution was developed to provide solid advantages, alongside these techniques, which enabled CICS to fully comply with modern technology requirements in terms of sizing and flexibility.
1.1 Communication area for data passing
In 1975, command-level ...