Here are my favorite product announcements for the autumn season:
IDz 16.0.0, IDz EE 16.0.0, and ADFz 4.0.0 available on October 14, 2022.
IBM Developer for z/OS 16.0.0 delivers client support for Eclipse 4.23 and Java 11 and introduces Db2 for z/OS Database Tooling; IBM Dependency Based Build 2.0.0 simplifies installation IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z/OS 4.0.0 and IBM Developer for z/OS Enterprise Edition 16.0.0 deliver client support for Eclipse 4.23 and Java 11 with enhancements across the product suite
So many products in the new this fall:
- IBM Developer for z/OS 16.0.0
- IBM Debug for z/OS
- IBM Explorer for z/OS 3.3
- Dependency Based Build 2.0.0
- IBM Wazi for VS Code 2.2
- IBM Wazi for DevSpaces 2.2
- IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS 15.1.0
- IBM File Manager for z/OS 15.1.0
- IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS 15.1.0
Today I am just providing a brochure of highlights and previews for IDz 16.0.0 and have to forego, for now, covering several of the newly announced capabilities and enhancements. Rest assured that I will make sure to bring more details to the community on or before the availability date.IBM Semeru Java 11 runtime
. This is the latest and greatest JDK for the z/OS environment, and Eclipse 4.23
requires at least Java 11.
IBM Explorer for z/OS Aqua 3.3 is Eclipse IDE 4.23
-based. Yes! This brings several generations of function, performance, and UI enhancements to the IDE. Eclipse 4.23
IDE (also known as 2022-03) brings with it better theming, large file associations for editors, code minings for problem annotations, a miniature map view of the file while editing, and compatibility with later versions of plugins.
IDz 16.0.0 migrated the Getting Started into Eclipse cheat sheets
, providing standardized inline step by step tutorials and instructions. Eclipse supports you adding your own Eclipse cheat sheets
The new IBM Db2 for z/OS Database Tooling
is integrated into IDz 16.0.0 from the start, including having those cheat sheets
to help get you started.
The IBM Db2 for z/OS Database Tooling
enables you to execute SQL statements from COBOL and PL/I programs, to use SQL Tuning Services, run Visual Explain, Statistics Advisor, and Capture Query Environment, and to validate schema, table, and column names in EXEC SQL statements against a database catalog.
There is so much more to tout, but I am stopping here for now.
Well OK, one extra thing: IBM Documentation Offline
allows you to host the documentation in an app on your desktop for easy reach or on your own intranet.
I will provide more information on IDz 16.0.0 very soon, as availability is coming in 10 days!Reminder:
register for the upcoming webinar Developer experience for hybrid applications on IBM Z Systems on October 27!