My name is Kenichi Yoshimura – I'm the Modernization Architect for the IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS family of products, working at an IBM software development laboratory in Australia. In this blog, I'll be sharing the latest news from the PD Tools development team as well as anything else I think of that has value to application developers and system programmers, particularly for the mainframe platform. Ideas that I share in this blog are my own perspective and do not reflect the official position of IBM. I hope you will enjoy reading my blog.
Today's blog is about our latest offering, which is called IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio. It is a stand-alone Eclipse application development environment which bundles together all of the PD Tools plug-ins (Application Performance Analyzer, Debug Tool, Fault Analyzer, File Manager, and Workload Simulator). If you are thinking of using an Eclipse-based development environment for your mainframe application development, this bundle makes is easy to get started.And just like any other typical Eclipse-based product, you can extend it by installing additional plug-ins into the environment later on. For example, it is straightforward to add CICS management facilities by installing IBM CICS Explorer SDK into the PD Tools Studio.
In addition to the PD Tools Studio offering, we have simplified the installation of the PD Tools plug-ins into other Eclipse environments such as CICS Explorer and Rational Developer for System z.
- If you are using CICS Explorer to manage your CICS regions, you can install all of the PD Tools plug-ins into your existing CICS Explorer by pointing it to our new P2 installation zipped file. The zipped file contains everything you need to install the PD Tools plug-ins.
- If you are using Rational Developer for System z, you can download a zipped file containing the Installation Manager installable package. Again, this package contains all of the PD Tools plug-ins.
Both of zipped files are available for download from http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24033351.
Till next time...