A Fresh Look At Exits

Not the normal exits you think of when there’s a fire in the building. In z/OS terms, an Exit is a hook we can use to insert our own code into the normal processing of z/OS and other systems. This month, we’re taking a look at these Exits. In our management article, we go back to the basics, and explain for beginners exactly what Exits are, and why they’re used. We go a little deeper in our technical article, and discuss five best practices for Exits.

Finally in our opinion article, we argue that SMP/E usermods are ideal for managing many exits, but not all.

We hope you enjoy this issue.