Rational Developer for System z Distance Learning
Learn how to use IBM’s Rational Developer for System z (RDz) product to analyze, develop, maintain, support and test z/OS traditional applications and create/test Web Services using IBM’s Rational Developer for System z.
COBOL programmers learning RDz for batch and/or online (CICS and IMS TM) application work – as well as for Enterprise Modernization (SOA) projects.Note that the Distance Learning content and workshops are COBOL-based. Royal Cyber’s custom training programs offer RDz education in PL/I and Assembler.
This instructor-led session provides an opportunity for you to learn RDz through e-conference/web/audio presentations – coupled with extensive hands-on labs (see above) Each day, the RDz instructor will host two separate one-hour web-conference meetings that demonstrate techniques for using the Eclipse workbench, Rational Developer for System z tooling (a deep-dive into the IDE), workbench features, application maintenance processes, best practices and test data management.
Rational Developer for System z Prerequisites
- Production z/OS COBOL, PL/I or Assembler project experience
- However, the workshops and course content are in COBOL
- A working knowledge of SQL and an understanding of z/OS technologies are also assumed.
- You will need a PC that can run and install the RDz Client – See product requirements to determine if your machine is capable
- You will need a browser (IE, Firefox or Chrome) that is compatible to access a web-conferencing portal (no plug-ins or Active-x controls are necessary)
- Terms and concepts
- Workspaces and workspace preference setting
- RDz product navigation
- Manipulating/sizing views
- Understanding and using Eclipse perspectives
- Code analysis, using RDz’s visual analysis tools
- Code editing
- Syntax checking/validation
- Content assist (custom and native)
- Code review and COBOL coding standards checking
- Property Groups and z/OS File Mapping
- Understanding, developing and maintaining Property Groups to customize your experience
- Mapping z/OS DSNs
- Using the RDz Data tools:
- Understanding and maintaining relational table test data
- Coding and testing embedded and interactive SQL statements
- Data management utilities (file allocation, etc.)
- Remote search and application analysis:
- Searching programs and local resources
- Remote search (through libraries and data files)
- Working with Batch Jobs and JCL
- Creating and utilizing MVS Subprojects
- Debugging z/OS applications