If you're looking for more information about Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1 then you'll have several opportunities at IBM's Innovate 2014 conference, June 1 through 5.
On Monday, June 2, from 12:30 to 1:15 in session 2481 - "How Compilers Reduce Operating Costs for Running Business Critical Applications on System z" is a Birds of a Feather session where you will be able to chat with us about the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, and z/OS XL C/C++ compilers.
On Tuesday, June 3, from... [More]
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1 offers many features for programmers and applications managers, but it also takes some work to get to use it. Learn everything you need to know to get up and running with Enterprise COBOL V5.1 in this recording of a recent webinar by IBM’s own “Captain COBOL”, Tom Ross. This webinar covers what has changed, what is better, and what you will have to change in order to use the new compiler. There are a few small source code changes, but most of the changes will be outside of your COBOL... [More]
The Institute for Data Center Professionals at Marist College is pleased to offer an on line COBOL Application Programming Certificate beginning in the Fall of 2014. The demand for COBOL knowledge and skills will likely continue long into the future as an estimated 200 Billion lines of COBOL code continues to run major businesses around the world.
The three class COBOL Application Programming Certificate will train students to become z/OS COBOL application programmers. The three classes in the Certificate are:
Hi all. One of the little known gems in the RDz functionality base is the Data Perspective - where you go to: Connect to databases Filter (disply only specific) connection: Schemas Tables Stored procedures View DB2 "objects" Stored Procedures Views Tables View column meta-data View Primary/Foreign key relationships Indexes Packages UDTs/UDFs Synonyms etc. View and modify table test data Editing table values directly in spreadsheet mode Adding and deleting rows Unload and Loading test rows Browsing sample contents Code and test SQL Create new... [More]
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.2 provides day 1 support for the new z processor. Besides the ability to generate new z13 instructions, this new compiler also has abilities to use the new Vector Facility for certain COBOL statements, and expand usage of Decimal Floating Point Facility for Packed Decimal calculations. Enterprise COBOL V5.2 provides significant performance improvements over the GA release of Enterprise COBOL V5.1. Well-structured, compute intensive batch applications running on z13 (compiled with Enterprise COBOL V5.2) have shown... [More]
This is the fourth in a series of blog entries on the subject of debugging IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1 using Debug Tool. These blog entries point out some of the improvements you'll see compared to debugging earlier versions of Enterprise COBOL.
In this entry I'll describe a number of changes that you'll see when working with COBOL tables (arrays) in Debug Tool. Some of these changes provide more consistent and streamlined output of the table information or contents, and other changes provide better support for COBOL... [More]
This is the third in a series of blog entries on the subject of debugging IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1 using Debug Tool. These blog entries point out some of the improvements you'll see compared to debugging earlier versions of Enterprise COBOL.
This entry is regarding Debug Tool's behaviour when stepping over an out-of-line PERFORM . An out-of-line PERFORM is like a procedure call that entails a branch to a named paragraph and an implicit return from that paragraph. This is somewhat similar to calling a sub-program using... [More]
This is the second in a series of blog entries that I'll be creating on the subject of debugging IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1 using Debug Tool. In particular, I'll be pointing out some of the improvements you'll see compared to debugging earlier versions of Enterprise COBOL.
This entry is regarding Debug Tool's AUTOMONITOR feature. Specifically, it is about how AUTOMONITOR handles statements that use the LENGTH OF or ADDRESS OF special registers.
I'll use this simple example program to illustrate the... [More]
This is the first in a series of blog entries that I'll be creating on the subject of debugging IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1 using Debug Tool. In particular, I'll be pointing out some of the improvements you'll see compared to debugging earlier versions of Enterprise COBOL.
The first improvement has to do with Level 88 Condition Names.
With previous versions of Enterprise COBOL, the LIST command will show you the value of the Level 88 Condition Name (TRUE or FALSE), but not the value of variable with which the... [More]
With Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5, the new STGOPT option can be used to control storage optimization.
This option syntax is as follows:
NOSTGOPT is the default option. SO is the abbreviation for STGOPT and NOSO is for NOSTGOPT.
If STGOPT is specified, the compiler will discard any or all of the following data items, and will not allocate storage... [More]
With Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5, you can use the DISPSIGN option to control output formatting for DISPLAY of signed numeric items.
The syntax of this option is as follows:
The default is DISPSIGN(COMPAT).
If you specify DISPSIGN(COMPAT), formatting for displayed values of... [More]
With Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1.1, the LIST option output in the compiler listing is enhanced to include a new special register table . There you can find the location information for all the COBOL special register variables.
The offset to the table can be found in the second entry of the PPA3, and the offset is relative to the starting address of the PPA3.The special register table format is similar with that of the base locator table.
The following example further explains the special register table:
SHARE Pittsburgh , August 3rd to 8th will have three exciting, informative sessions on our latest COBOL compiler for the mainframe - Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5, presented by IBM's own "Captain COBOL", Tom Ross !
16149: How to Take Advantage of the New COBOL V5 Compiler - Migration
This session will tell you everything you need to know to get up and running with Enterprise COBOL V5.1. We will talk about what has changed, what is better, and... [More]
The Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Version 5 Release 1 Performance Tuning Guide is now available. This paper identifies key performance benefits and tuning considerations when using IBM® Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Version 5 Release 1. Learn about the major performance features and options available in this latest COBOL compiler release, tuning considerations for many compiler and runtime options that affect performance of COBOL applications and coding techniques to get the best performance from COBOL applications. ... [More]
Broadcast date: March 12, 2014, 11:00 a.m. EDT / 3:00 p.m. GMT
Developed for: Application programmers and managers; operations managers; system programmers
Technical level: Basic
You will learn how to:
Improve insight into application regressions and quality
Reduce test environment cost and set-up time
Reduce bottlenecks in mobile development caused by back-end systems testing
Expedite test and delivery cycles
Timothy Hahn,... [More]