Writing Java applications for System z

WebSphere Developer for System z levels the playing field for Java on the mainframe

Create, run, and debug Java applications for z/OS (System z) using steps similar to other target environments.

Laurence England (englandl@us.ibm.com), Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM

Laurence (Larry) England is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab in San Jose, California. He has architectural responsibilities for application development tools on System z. When not working at IBM, he can be found running a trail in the California hills.



Stephanie Taylor (sktay@us.ibm.com), Information Developer, EMC

Stephanie Taylor is an Information Developer. She works on application development and problem determination for tools for z/OS at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab in San Jose, California.



29 May 2007 (First published 21 March 2007)

Learn how to use IBM® WebSphere® Developer for System z Version 7 to create and debug Java™ applications that will run on z/OS (System z). This article, for Java developers who are already familiar with the Eclipse development environment, shows that writing Java applications for System z is very similar to writing for other environments.

To get the most out of this article, you should already have acquired and installed WebSphere Developer for System z V7. However, if you do not yet have access to WebSphere Developer, you can view the screenshots to get a good idea of how you will be able to work with the product.

In this article

  • Get started with WebSphere Developer for System z
  • Write a simple Java application
  • Run and debug your the Java application locally
  • Run and debug your the Java application on System z
  • Write a Java application with an affinity for System z
  • Run and debug this second Java application locally
  • Run and debug this second Java application on System z

Background

Eclipse provides a productive development environment for writing applications. WebSphere Developer for System z extends the Java support to z/OS, making it as easy to create and debug Java applications for z/OS as it is to create and debug Java applications for any other platform.

Readers should have an understanding of Java programming and the Java development environment provided by Eclipse or Rational® Application Developer Version 7, and be familiar with basic z/OS concepts.

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