IBM Z Open Editor brings COBOL and PL/I language support to Microsoft Visual Studio Code
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We are excited to announce that IBM Z Open Editor is now available as a FREE, easily downloadable extension in Visual Studio Code’s marketplace.
The difference is more than aesthetic: IBM Z Open Editor is backed by IBM’s powerful language server protocol (LSP) for COBOL and PL/I. It can handle embedded statements for CICS, IMS, and DB2, and also support Job Control Language (JCL) syntax highlighting. For COBOL and PL/I, in addition to syntax highlighting, the LSP support means that our extension can also perform modern editing functions such as:
Curious to learn more about IBM Z Open Editor or try it out?
Find out more about IBM Z Open Editor at our About page, see a full list of features on our Documentation website, or go ahead and give it a try. Search in Visual Studio Code for “IBM Z Open Editor” and install it from there, or download the extension through the Visual Studio Code Marketplace here.
Bouquets or brickbats? We would love to hear from you!
Once you have tried out IBM Z Open Editor, we would love to hear what you think of it. You can give feedback in the following ways:
We are always looking for ways to improve our extension.
IBM Z Open Editor follows Wazi, a technical preview that explored integrating mainframe application development capabilities into modern development environments and pipelines. Based on Wazi’s success and user feedback, we made some of Wazi’s capabilities available in IBM Z Open Editor. If you tried out Wazi while it was live, thank you! Your support and feedback is invaluable for improving IBM Z Open Editor.
To learn more about the direction of IBM Z Open Editor, we invite everyone to attend the session “Open Source DevOps Elevated for the Enterprise” at the DevOps.com virtual summit on October 24, 2019. Offering manager Amit Tolmare will be presenting on IBM Z Open Editor as part of a larger discussion about DevOps in the Multicloud World. Registration is free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot now at: https://devopz.io/
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For questions or comments regarding this blog post, please reach out to offering manager Amit Tolmare at asto