That was a fantastic demo. I'm a mainframe enthusiast myself although I've never had direct access to a real one, I use the open source Hercules mainframe emulator with MVS and other free operating systems. I assume you're using the FLEX-ES commercial
emulator in your demo running what looks like OS/390. I have a few questions about how NetManage works, since I've only used older IBM operating systems before the advent of TCP/IP. Is the web service running directly on the mainframe or would it run in a
middle tier Windows/Linux server with some sort of application server (IIS or otherwise)? Where does the screen scraping take place? This relates back to my previous question. Is the screen scraped on the mainframe which then sends out the final data or is
the entire screen scrape sent to another server for processing which then finally exposes the web service? Finally, if you wanted to expose a portion of a mainframe application which actually modified data rather than retrieving it, would you need to add a
special step to tell the application to take input from another source and then automate the confirm step?