“FTP Access” module provides another way of working with mainframe sources without any mainframe installation. This module requires installation of a REXX interpreter on the workstation such as Regina REXX Interpreter. In this tutorial, we are going to use for this purpose the “FTP Access” facility. At this time, you should have installed a REXX interpreter (type “rexx –v” from a DOS prompt).
Cobos is designed for mainframe COBOL development enhancement. Because the 3270 access to mainframe remains the basic way of working with a mainframe (even if it's not the most comfortable), we plugged and customized a dedicated emulator (je3270), directly available within Eclipse. Learn how to use it in this tutorial.
In this tutorial, we’ll show how to unfold a COBOL program with Cobos (COBOL Eclipse-based IDE for Mainframe application development). This function displays the original program including source code, copybooks and SQL includes which are used by the program. The expanded file (Unfolded) is opened in a new tab in read-only mode. The expanded copybooks […]
In the previous tutorials, we learned how to install Cobos (one of the most advanced open source COBOL IDE dedicated to Mainframe application development) and to edit your first COBOL program. Now it's time to discover features that enable you to check if the syntax of your code is OK.
In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to use essential features of Cobos to edit a COBOL program: . For this post, we assume that you successfully installed Cobos (if not, read the installation tutorial). 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 leveraging Mainframe best practices and the Open Source community innovation.
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 leveraging Mainframe best practices and the Open Source community innovation. The purpose of this article is to explain how to easily install Cobos and to start using it. One of the major feature of Cobos is its ability to edit and compile COBOL programs without any resource installation on your Mainframe.
Following Cobos 2.3.2 download, some of you may have encountered issues that can easily be avoided. Due to expiration of the license, the COBOL-IT compiler is no longer available. To run the Check Syntax, go to Windows / Preferences / Cobos / COBOL Compiler and choose OpenCobol.