- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
specification for controlling the "style" or "layout"
of structured documents by means of rules and declarations.
There are two CSS specifications CSS1 and the more advanced
CSS2. Most browser software supports CSS, but support
is not entirely consistent and not all rules and declarations
are supported. However, browser software support for CSS is
- Central Processing Unit (CPU)
- The part of the computer (machine) that includes the circuits
that control the interpretation and execution of the machine
- Central Processor (CP)
- The part of the computer (machine) that contains the sequencing
and processing facilities for instruction execution, initial
program load and other machine operations.
- Central Processor Complex (CPC)
- A physical collection of hardware that includes central storage
one or more
Central Processors (CP),
timers and channels.
- In the context of object-oriented design or programming; a model
template that can be instantiated to create objects with a
common definition and, therefore, common properties, operations
and behaviour. An
is an instance of a class.
- In the context of computing; a computer system or process
that requests a service of another computer system or
process that is typically referred to as a
- A distributed application design model in which the frontend
transaction (the one that initiates the conversation) is called
and controls the course of the conversation. The
receives a request from the client, processes it and returns
- A high-level procedural language used in
- COmmon Business-Oriented Language (COBOL)
- A high-level, "English-like" programming language designed
for business data processing applications.
- Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA)
- An architectural standard proposed by the
Object Management Group (OMG),
an industry standards organisation for creating
object descriptions that are portable among programming
languages and execution platforms.
- Communication Area (COMMAREA)
area (storage) that is used to pass data between programs,
tasks and even CICS systems.
- In object-oriented design or programming; a special
that has the same name as the class and is used to construct and
of its class type.
- Customer Information Control System (CICS)
- IBM's general purpose online transaction processing
software. It is an application server product, which runs under
a number of both IBM and non-IBM operating systems. It integrates
all the basic software services required by
applications with a rich set of resources and management services
in a highly available, reliable and scalable manner.
CICS has been "evolving" for well over 30 years and the most
current mainframe CICS is "CICS® Transaction Server
for z/OS", which not only provides the more traditional
services, but is also a full function
Web Application Server
and full function
Enterprise Java Bean Server.
When new technology becomes available CICS generally very quickly
provides support for that technology.
complex (CICSplex) is a group of inter-communicating
systems. Those systems can be on the same machine, on different
machines within a
on different machines outside the scope of a
and on entirely different platforms and operating systems.
In contrary to a
the scope of a CICSplex is not restricted by and does not
Coupling Facility (CF).
- CICSPlex® System Manager (CICSPlex SM or CPSM)
- IBM software product and non-exclusive component of
CICS® Transaction Server. It monitors,
manages and controls the environment and workload of a
CICSplex SM provides a
Single System Image (SSI)
for the management and operation of the
It also provides two powerful
two user interfaces (End User Interface and Web User
Interface), facilities for resource and workload management
and also Real Time Analysis (RTA).
- CICS System Definition (CSD) Dataset
- The CSD is a
as a repository for resource definitions required by
itself and the applications running under it. The CSD can
be updated online or in batch. The CSD is used at
initialisation (cold or initial only) to create in storage
tables for the use and control of the resources.
- CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG)
- Provides a comprehensive set of
based web server facilities for access to
applications from a web browser.
provides a number of possibilities and alternatives for accessing
applications from a web browser, CTG is just one of those
- CICS Web Interface (CWI) or CICS Web Support (CWS)
- CWS (formerly known as CWI) is a collection of CICS resources
supporting direct access to
transaction processing from web browsers.
- Coupling Facility (CF)
- The Coupling Facility is a special
Logical Partition (LPAR),
which provides high-speed caching, list structure and
locking functions in a