The CICS TS build toolkit (CICS build toolkit) provides a command line interface for
build automation of CICS projects, including CICS bundles, CICS applications, CICS application bindings, and CICS platforms. The CICS build toolkit also supports projects that are
referenced by CICS bundles, including OSGi applications, OSGi
bundles, enterprise applications, and dynamic web projects, and can take pre-built OSGi bundles and
Liberty applications as input.
In a continuous integration environment, a build script runs
automatically when a developer checks in updates to their application. The script checks out the
latest application from source control, and calls the CICS build toolkit to build the projects that form the
application. The script checks the result of the build for errors and, if appropriate, copies the
built projects to a suitable location, such as an artifact repository or a staging area on
To facilitate the deployment of the same application to
different environments (for example, development, quality assurance, and production), you can use
the CICS build toolkit to resolve variables in CICS bundles. A script typically uses the built projects together
with a properties file that defines values for variables in the target environment.
Supported operating systems
The CICS build toolkit is supported on z/OS®, Linux®, and Microsoft
Windows operating systems.