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need your cobol to be


Cobos is the most advanced open source COBOL IDE dedicated
to Mainframe application development. Based on Eclipse, it combines
the best of both worlds by capitalizing on the open source
community innovation and on the Mainframe best practices.

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New Cobos version available


Metrixware announces the immediate availability of Cobos 3.4,
its COBOL development workbench for Eclipse.
Among many improvements and corrections, Cobos adds support
for z/OS™ Enterprise COBOL EXEC CICS WEB statement.
Cobos enhance the microfocus dialect

Cobos  is the disruptive IDE for COBOL developers.

Modern cobol ide


Mainframe Ready




Eclipse-based COBOL IDE

The COBOL file editor of Cobos brings the best of Eclipse to COBOL programers: a quick and simple browsing into files with the Outline, Syntax coloring, Autocompletion, Open declaration, Compilation error notifications, Code templates, Changes tracking, Versioning... . All these features have been tailor-made for the COBOL development. Cobos adds to these very convenient features some outstanding features such as a "Word like" revision mode, unfolding COBOL sources with COPY REPLACING expansion, customizable tabulations, mainframe-like CAPS ON.

Ready for the Mainframe

Cobos comes with features & components enabling a deep and powerful integration with your mainframe environments, such as z/Navigator, je3270 (terminal emulator, a remote FTP access, extended CVS support...).

Fit with all environments

Big Blue is not your compilation target? Cobos is also packaged for Windows and UNIX operating systems, with additional features such as remote compilation and local program build capabilities, FTP access to UNIX resources...

And many other features...

Cobos provides COBOL developers with many cool features, in order to make COBOL application development more agile and to fit with specific environements: various SCM tool support, FTP remote access, local program build, 3270 terminal emulator, JCL & REXX editors, etc.
Cobos 3.4 is now available !
Cobos 3.4, is now for both Unix and Mainframe environments.Local check-syntax remote compilation and
centralized preferences are now available to unix users. Cobos simplifies the question of change managment, so, keep enjoy COBOL development everywhere thanks to Cobos !

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