IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 1.1 delivers a cloud-native developer experience with the capability to develop IBM z/OS application components in a Red Hat OpenShift-powered, Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces IDE

IBM United States Software Announcement 220-426
October 20, 2020

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IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 1.1 (formerly known as IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces) is an add-on to IBM Cloud Pak for Applications, used in conjunction with Red Hat OpenShift.

It provides developers with the components to develop and test IBM z/OS application components in a containerized, virtual IBM Z environment on Red Hat OpenShift running on x86 hardware by using an industry-standard integrated development environment (IDE), such as Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Eclipse, and Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces.

Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 1.1 includes the components Sandbox and Code.

Sandbox enables developers to develop and test z/OS application components in a containerized, personal sandbox environment running on Red Hat OpenShift that runs on x86 hardware. Enhancements in Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 1.1 for the Sandbox component include:

  • Extended Application Developers Controlled Distribution (ADCD) is updated to the May, 2020 edition of ADCD.
  • Basic image management support, which enables the capability to copy cloud-ready z/OS volume files into Red Hat OpenShift storage.

Code offers essential developer capabilities that include edit, build, and debug through a choice of IDEs, including VS Code, Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, and Eclipse. Enhancements in Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 1.1 for the Code component include:

  • Introduction of IBM Wazi for Workspaces, a cloud-native web-based IDE built on top of Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces.
  • IBM Wazi for Eclipse, an Eclipse IDE, is updated with the support of CICS 5.6 syntax, COBOL copybook editing enhancements, and remote search enhancements.
  • In IBM Wazi for VS Code, the VS Code IDE is updated with the IBM System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) file support, Remote System Explorer (RSE) API command-line interface (CLI) enhancements, and the latest Zowe Explorer capabilities.


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Overview

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Wazi Developer for Red Hat® CodeReady Workspaces 1.1 provides essential, developer-focused components for z/OS® development. Code enables the development of COBOL, PL/I, and High-Level Assembler through the use of an industry-standard and cloud native IDE. Sandbox provides a containerized IBM Z® environment on Red Hat OpenShift® that runs on x86 hardware along with the capability to manage custom images. These components work together to deliver a cloud-native developer experience on Red Hat OpenShift running on x86 hardware, and on z/OS running on IBM Z hardware.

Code

Code offers essential developer capabilities that include edit, build, and debug across Microsoft™ VS Code, Eclipse IDE, and Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces.

Wazi Developer for VS Code

Wazi Developer for VS Code (formerly called Wazi Development Client) is a set of VS Code extensions that extends the functions of VS Code to provide z/OS developers with a familiar and straightforward edit, build, and debug experience. Visual Studio Code is a code editor that is optimized for building and debugging modern applications.

Wazi Developer for Workspaces

Wazi Developer for Workspaces is a cloud-native, web-based IDE that extends the functions of Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces to provide z/OS developers with a familiar and straightforward edit, build, and debug experience.

Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces is a collaborative Kubernetes-native development solution that delivers OpenShift workspaces and in-browser IDE for rapid cloud application development.

Wazi Developer for Workspaces and Wazi Developer for VS Code provide the following capabilities:

  • Modern editors for COBOL, JCL, Assembler and PL/I that provide language-specific features such as syntax highlighting, outline view, declaration hovering, code completion, snippets, a preview of copybooks, copybook navigation, and basic refactoring
  • Source code management (SCM) integration to enable integration with any flavor of Git, a popular and modern parallel development SCM
  • Intelligent build capability that enables developers to perform a user build with IBM® Dependency Based Build for any flavor of Git
  • A containerized version of IBM Dependency Based Build and additional samples enable users to set up and run a pipeline in Red Hat OpenShift
  • An integrated debugger to facilitate COBOL and PL/I debugging through the included IBM z/OS Debugger
  • Integrations that enable developers to work with z/OS resources such as MVS and UNIX® files and Job Entry Subsystem (JES) jobs

Wazi Developer for Eclipse

Wazi Developer for Eclipse (formerly called Z Open Development) offers development teams that use Eclipse as their preferred IDE a familiar edit, build, and debug experience that works with the on-premises Eclipse framework. It includes the following functions:

  • Modern editors for COBOL, JCL, and PL/I to provide the familiarity and features of other Eclipse-based editors. The editors offer language-specific features such as syntax highlighting and source actions. Wazi Developer for Eclipse also includes program control flow, program data flow, and data elements view for greater program understanding.
  • SCM integration to enable integration with modern parallel development SCMs such as Git and IBM Engineering Workflow Management (EWM).
  • Intelligent build capability to enable developers to perform a user build with Dependency Based Build for any variation of Git.
  • An integrated debugger to facilitate debugging of PL/I, COBOL, and C/C++ applications through the z/OS Debugger.
  • Integrations that enable developers to work with z/OS resources such as MVS and UNIX files and JES jobs.

Sandbox

Sandbox provides a fully virtualized z/OS environment that enables development and testing of z/OS applications on Red Hat OpenShift running on x86 hardware. It includes the following functions:

  • Extended Application Developers Controlled Distribution (IBM z/OS ADCD) package based on z/OS 2.4, May Edition of 2020. The ADCD package enables developers to develop and test their applications with the newest set of mainframe software packages, such as CICS®, Db2®, IMS, and z/OS, and comes with the z/OS components of Code coupled with scripts for easy configuration.
  • Containerized development and test environment optimized for Red Hat OpenShift, running on x86 hardware.
  • The Operator, which deploys and manages sandbox instances, has been converted to Ansible.®
  • Basic image management support, which enables the capability to copy cloud-ready z/OS volume files into OpenShift storage.


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Key requirements

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For details, see the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date

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October 30, 2020



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Description

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Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 1.1 delivers a cloud-native developer experience, enabling development and testing of z/OS application components in a containerized z/OS sandbox environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform running on x86 hardware, and provides the capability to deploy applications into production on native z/OS running on IBM Z hardware. It offers developers the choice of an IDE with a standard, familiar, and straightforward experience to edit, build, and debug.

Wazi Developer for VS Code enhancements

  • Editor improvements
    • ZAPP (Z Application) file support. Instead of mixing the configuration of your application with VS Code Preferences, you can specify property groups and IBM User Build configurations in a simple yaml (or json) file located in your workspace that you can share with your team in Git.
    • Added support for the Zowe™ CLI Secure Credentials Plugins for all Z Open Editor operations, such as resolving #include files or running user build.
    • Property Groups can be defined for a specific languages only making #include file resolution more scoped and efficient. Added capability to provide language-specific compiler options, such as `OR('!'), MARGINS(2,120)` to property groups to configure the editor.
    • Include file resolution for COBOL and PL/I ignores SQLCA and SQLDA.
    • Fixed issues with COBOL 6.3 syntax such as `>>if >>else >>end-if`.
    • Fixed issues with COBOL 6.3 syntax such as `>>if >>else >>end-if`.
    • The logger provides more configuration information that will help in your interactions with tech support.
    • Usability refinements for configuring the editor with prerequisites and support for custom file extensions and remote #include file mappings.
    • Support for the latest Zowe Explorer capabilities, such as profile validation and favorites management.
  • RSE API CLI improvements:
    • Revised profile validation in Zowe Explorer when using RSE API
    • Integration of the IBM User Build functionality into IBM Z Open Editor for a simplified and consistent user experience and support for building PL/I and HLASM applications in addition to COBOL
    • Time Sharing Option (TSO) commands
    • JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Web Token (JWT) authentication support
    • Download content for MVS data set members as binary
    • Query server meta-data such as version of RSE and z/OS

Wazi Developer for Eclipse enhancements:

  • Support for CICS 5.6 syntax
  • Sequence number handling improvements for COBOL
  • COBOL copybook editing enhancements
  • Remote search improvements
  • An "Outline" view for the Job Entry Subsystem (JES) Spool Editor
  • Capability to launch z/OS Secure Shell (SSH) Terminals
  • Debug Profiles User Interface
  • Improved code folding for PL/I
  • Find text support for hover windows such as "copybooks/includes"
  • A version of EGit with the Eclipse client

Wazi Developer for Workspaces is added to Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 1.1:

  • Fully certified and supported release with edit, debug, and build capabilities based on feedback from the technology preview.

Wazi Developer for VS Code and Wazi Developer for Workspaces components and documentation are supplied only in the English language.

Sandbox

Sandbox provides a fully virtualized z/OS environment that enables development and testing of z/OS applications on Red Hat OpenShift running on x86 hardware. It includes the following functions:

  • Extended z/OS ADCD package based on z/OS V2.4, May Edition of 2020. The ADCD package enables developers to develop and test their applications with the newest set of mainframe software packages, such as CICS, Db2, IMS, and z/OS, and comes with the z/OS components of Code coupled with scripts for easy configuration.
  • Containerized development and test environment optimized for Red Hat OpenShift running on x86 hardware.
  • The Operator, which deploys and manages sandbox instances, has been converted to Ansible.
  • Basic image management support, which enables the capability to copy cloud-ready z/OS volume files into OpenShift storage.

Licensing Metric

Wazi Developer follows the VPC (Virtual Processor Core) licensing metric comparable to the Cloud Pak for Applications. Each unit of IBM Wazi Developer comes with a predefined deployment ratio of each capability. It gives clients the flexibility to deploy and redeploy any capability within the IBM Wazi developer.

One Unit of Wazi Developer has the deployment ratio of each capability as follows:

Capability Deployment ratio
Wazi Code 05
Wazi Sandbox 05

One VPC of Wazi Developer equates to:

  • 5 Authorized User Single Sessions (AUSS) of Wazi Sandbox

or

  • 5 Authorized Users (AU) of Wazi Code

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Reference information

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For more information about Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, see Software Announcement 220-194, dated May 5, 2020.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5900-A8N 1.1.0 IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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None.



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IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D045TZX
IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E045SZX
IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D045WZX
IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D045UZX
IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License D045VZX

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5900-A8N IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces L-JWOG-BRWNYS

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5900-A8N IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces L-JWOG-BRWNYS

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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