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COBOL teams productivity enhancement
No impact on existing infrastructure
Support to agile project implementation
Unifying the Java/Cobol development environments
Source code quality improvement
Dynamism of the open source community
Promote mainframe technologies among junior developers
A modern Cobol IDE for Agile Mainframe Developments
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.
A modern Eclipse-based COBOL IDE
Tight integration with mainframe environment
Open, lightweight and adaptable alternative to proprietary solutions
Native Support of most common SCM tools
Integrated 3270 terminal emulator
With the obvious benefits the Eclipse platform has brought to Java technologies, using a COBOL workshop on Eclipse becomes de facto unavoidable.
With Cobos 2.3, the developers are equipped with agile and modern productivity tools, which are perfectly integrated to Mainframes and have no impact on the existing infrastructure.
Produced in tight collaboration with users, Cobos provides a neat and intuitive graphical interface, which enables a very fast user acceptance.
COBOL IDE, JCL & Rexx editor
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, Variable 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 like « Word like » revision mode, Unfolding COBOL sources with COPY REPLACING expansion, Customizable tabulations, mainframe-like CAPS ON.
Local and remote compilation
OpenCobol (or COBOL-IT, optional)
Compilation features provided by the OpenCobol Compiler allows developers to check code syntax locally, without any interaction with the Mainframe server, in order to deliver bug-free applications and reduce host use at the maximum (with CICS, DB2 and DL1 support).
Finally, the developer launches the compilation on the host and retrieves messages locally in the IDE.
Source Code Management
CVS, SVN, Dimensions,…
Cobos is natively integrated with any Source Code Management (SCM) tool compatible with Eclipse. It offers to development teams the ability to easily import, export, compare or merge source files. A simplified UI makes easy the SCM use by Mainframe developers.
Mainframe files editing
Browsing into PDS and editing members while checking their integrity with ISPF has never been so easy !
You can access mainframe files either through ssh connection or FTP access.
Local and remote commands
A simple protocol enables launch and communication with scripts from the IDE, which paves the way for powerful extensions. Cobos provides a set of local and mainframe REXX scripts with very usefull features.
3270 terminal emulator
Because 3270 still remains a basic access to a mainframe server, Cobos provides users with a terminal emulator integrated inside Eclipse.