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zIDE

zIDE™ Integration

zIDE™ is a legacy-friendly integrated development environment that works with your existing host-based processes and library systems.

The purpose of zIDE™ is to allow programmers to upload and download source files in any language, edit them with modern graphical user interface conveniences, and compile or assemble them — all without requiring z/OS shops to make several expensive purchases and completely change the way they do things.

zIDE™ compiles or assembles programs by calling host-based scripts that you specify.


zIDE™ GUI Editing

zIDE™ provides a modern PC editing environment with copy, cut and paste, syntax highlighting, and PC-style editing conventions that will be familiar to programmers coming out of college.

To edit a remote file, programmers first simply double click the file in the Host File window (item A in figure). The file is downloaded and automatically loaded in the zIDE™ editor.

zIDE™ applies syntax highlighting to editor files. Syntax highlighting means coloring or formatting language constructs so that the meaning of source code can be more easily understood. In zIDE™, syntax highlighting is applied according to the file type and is customizable so that new file types can be added. Current file types supported include assemble, cobol, exec, jcl, c, cpp, and h.

After the file is edited, it can be saved back to the host by clicking the Save button.

Multiple files can be edited at the same time, with full capability of copying and pasting between them