IBM Developer for z/OS details
Modern, simple z/OS development
Get support for advanced COBOL, PL/I and JCL editors with improved navigation and content assist, with real-time syntax checking and highlighting, hyperlinks for copybooks and JCL Procs and sequence numbers support.
Advanced debugging of composite z/OS applications
Use the IBM strategic debug component, IBM z/OS® Debugger for debugging applications written for COBOL, PL/I, C/C++ and assembler applications targeting a variety of z/OS environments.
Advanced application structure and quality analysis tools
Use application structural analysis, code analysis and code metrics to help deliver COBOL and PL/I applications that conform to in-house programming guidelines.
Automated unit testing and code coverage
Use the Z Unit capability to automatically generate unit tests to find and fix problems earlier. And combine unit testing with code coverage to determine how effectively your applications are being tested.
IBM Dependency Based Build (available in Enterprise Edition)
IBM Dependency Based Build (DBB) provides the capabilities to build traditional z/OS applications such as COBOL and PL/I. The goal of DBB is to provide a modern scripting language based automation capability that can be used on z/OS. DBB is built as a stand-alone product not requiring a specific source code manager or pipeline automation tool.
Source control, lifecycle management and problem diagnosis
Enhance collaboration and source code management by leveraging integration with IBM Engineering Workflow Management and CA Endevor Software Change Manager. Integration with IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS, IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS and IBM File Manager for z/OS gives you faster problem resolution.
Customize and extend the development environment
Use flexible customization options to enable developers to work in whatever manner they prefer. The workbench also provides documented APIs and tools that allow organizations to extend the out of the box capabilities for features unique to your enterprise.
Licensing to suit your needs
Choose the tools and licensing that works best for your business. IBM Developer for z/OS includes the IBM z/OS Debugger and is licensed by user. Need more? Add IBM Dependency Based Build and IBM Debug for z/OS in IBM Developer for z/OS Enterprise Edition, with Value Unit licensing. Or get a comprehensive toolset as part of a more complete offering in IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z/OS.
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