Qshell's Unix-like interface to the iSeries is especially helpful for developing in Java and for working with the IFS.
Written by Ted Holt and Fred A. Kulack
Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from the book Qshell for iSeries, which is available as an e-book from MC Press.
A shell is a program that allows a human to interact with an operating system in a conversational way. The QCMD program that runs on the IBM iSeries computer is a shell of sorts. DOS, the original operating system of the IBM PC, boots up to a shell called Command.com.
IBM is introducing new offerings to make it easier for business partners and clients to create "patterns of expertise," a new software capability first introduced as part of IBM's PureSystems family of expert integrated systems. These patterns are designed to radically streamline the set-up and management of hardware and software resources.