IBM Dependency Based Build V1.0.6, IBM Z Open Development V2.0, IBM Z Open Unit Test V2.0, and IBM Developer for z/OS, V14.2 deliver flexibility in DevOps pipeline coordinators and scripting languages, boosted by Day One compiler support

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-423
September 3, 2019


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At a glance

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IBM® Dependency Based Build, IBM Z® Open Development, IBM Z Open Unit Test, and IBM Developer for z/OS® provide code, build, and test capabilities that give IBM z/OS developers the tools and agility that they need to commit changes to an enterprise-wide, open, fully automated, and continuous software delivery pipeline.

New, significant code, build, and test capabilities include:

  • Dependency Based Build V1.0.6 enhances the developer experience with increased coverage of market-leading pipeline coordinators and deployment tooling, and more open and familiar scripting language and API options for developers and DevOps engineers. This offering is also included in Z Open Development V2.0 and Developer for z/OS Enterprise Edition V14.2.
  • Developer for z/OS, V14.2 and Z Open Development V2.0 deliver PL/I program analytics, personalized guidance for tuning the environment, and features that ease the transition from ISPF to a modern development environment.
  • Support is added for IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.3, IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V5.3, and z/OS V2.4.


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Overview

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DevOps is the union of people, process, and tools to enable continuous integration and continuous delivery to a common pipeline. Delivery to a common pipeline starts with a modern source control management (SCM) repository. One of the most popular and pervasive SCMs for DevOps teams is Git, which offers true parallel development capabilities.

With this announcement, selected IBM Z DevOps programs are enhanced to streamline your DevOps pipeline:

  • Dependency Based Build V1.0.6
  • Z Open Development V2.0
  • Z Open Unit Test V2.0
  • Developer for z/OS, V14.2 (formerly known as IBM Developer for z Systems®)

Dependency Based Build V1.0.6 provides z/OS software development teams with a build tool kit that is designed to build applications for Git, together with dependency analysis so that developers build only what is needed. Dependency Based Build also includes Groovy for automation, which helps integrate mainframe processes with open source utilities so that users can connect those processes to an enterprise-wide CI/CD pipeline by using familiar tools such as Jenkins.

In addition to a modern SCM and build tool kit, developers need an environment where they can iterate quickly in a personal inner loop to analyze, edit, build, test, and easily commit their changes to the shared pipeline. The following offerings can equip developers with the key capabilities that they need to power their inner loop:

  • Z Open Development
  • Developer for z/OS coupled with Dependency Based Build

Z Open Development V2.0 includes Dependency Based Build, complemented by essential z/OS developer capabilities, such as editors and a debugger, to facilitate the use of a modern SCM such as Git, standardizing on true parallel development across the enterprise.

Continuous integration requires automated unit testing. Z Open Unit Test V2.0 includes IBM Z Unit, a powerful automated unit testing capability for batch and CICS® COBOL applications. Automatic test generation enables developers to quickly create and run tests as part of their standard development process to ensure that only quality tested code gets released. Full stubbing enables tests to easily run in batch with minimal expense as part of a manual or automated DevOps pipeline. IBM Z Open Unit Test works in concert with Z Open Development to drive quicker development and test cycles for consistently high software quality.

Developer for z/OS, V14.2 is a more robust, modern tool set for developing and maintaining z/OS applications. It has built-in capabilities that facilitate z/OS application delivery through the use of DevOps practices. When paired with Dependency Based Build (either purchased separately or included with Developer for z/OS Enterprise Edition), Developer for z/OS combines all of the capabilities that are offered by Z Open Development and Z Open Unit Test with value-add capabilities such as refactoring and data tooling. Additionally, Developer for z/OS offers features such as ISPF style editors, a 3270 interface, and menu manager. Menu manager enables the integration of existing utilities (for example, REXX, CLISTs, TSO Commands, JCL, or ISPF Edit Macros) with the developer workflow to ease the transition to DevOps for teams that are currently practicing more traditional z/OS software delivery.



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Key requirements

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Dependency Based Build V1.0.6, Z Open Development V2.0, Z Open Unit Test V2.0, or Developer for z/OS, V14.2 requires one of the following IBM Z servers:

  • z14 or z14 ZR1
  • z13® or z13s®
  • zEnterprise® EC12 or BC12

One of the following z/OS systems is also required:

  • z/OS V2.2
  • z/OS V2.3
  • z/OS V2.4

For details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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September 6, 2019:

  • IBM Dependency Based Build 1.0.6
  • IBM Developer for z/OS, 14.2

September 13, 2019:

  • IBM Z Open Development 2.0
  • IBM Z Open Unit Test 2.0



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Description

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Dependency Based Build V1.0.6 enhancements

  • Version 1.0.6 of Dependency Based Build provides a set of utilities for z/OS UNIX® based utilities that are modeled after similar standard Linux® commands, but updated to work with z/OS data sets and file systems. Language support for these utilities is extended to enable programmers to use a preferred programming language, such as Java™ or Python, to develop scripts and automation tools.
  • In addition to Jenkins, Dependency Based Build is now qualified to work with alternative pipeline coordinators such as Microsoft™ Azure Pipelines or JetBrains TeamCity.
  • Dependency Based Build provides additional options for developers, with the availability of Swagger API documentation for the server and the capability to easily specify properties for scripts in YAML format.
  • Dependency Based Build V1.0.6 adds support for Db2® for z/OS for the Dependency Based Build server repository for clients that prefer to manage this data on z/OS.

Dependency Based Build can be purchased separately. Additionally, it is a component of Z Open Development and Developer for z/OS Enterprise Edition. Dependency Based Build is delivered through the Continuous Delivery support model to assist enterprises in receiving function and service more quickly. For more information about new features of Dependency Based Build V1.0.6, see Dependency Based Build, What is new and noteworthy.

IBM code coverage enhancements

Code coverage is complementary to unit testing. Additionally, it can be employed as an essential part of a DevOps pipeline to validate that changes are being tested and to help determine the effectiveness of your tests. Code coverage capability is included in IBM Z Open Unit Test and Developer for z/OS. In Z Open Unit Test V2.0 and Developer for z/OS, V14.2, PL/I code coverage collection performance is improved.

IBM Z Open Development V2.0 and IBM Developer for z/OS, V14.2 enhancements

Both Z Open Development and Developer for z/OS offer essential developer capabilities, including modern editors, z/OS debugging capabilities, and integration with modern SCMs. Thus, enhancements to these core capabilities are delivered in both offerings. Enhancements common to Z Open Development V2.0 and Developer for z/OS, V14.2 include:

  • Support for current z/OS compilers. Optimized software is built on a firm foundation. Many of the most efficient z/OS applications are built using the current compilers. Z Open Development V2.0 and Developer for z/OS, V14.2 add support for Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.3 and Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V5.3.
  • Personalized developer experience. Both Z Open Development and Developer for z/OS have powerful customization options. With this release, the process of customizing settings that are based on your specific needs and preferences is simplified.
  • PL/I program analytics. Putting program analytics at developers' fingertips helps them build in quality by eliminating the waste that is introduced by software defects, enabling clean code before delivery. This release of Z Open Development and Developer for z/OS offers both PL/I complexity metric calculation and code rules.
  • Features that ease the transition from ISPF to a modern development environment. Specifically, the COBOL and PL/I editors now offer auto comment capability (which is a time saving feature) and a hot key that conveniently toggles the vertical bar during editing.
  • Inclusion of the V9.2.1 level of the C/C++ Development Toolkit (CDT). This level includes a significant number of new capabilities.
  • Simplified Dependency Based Build user build invocation.
  • New IBM z/OS Debugger features. Z Open Development V2.0 and Developer for z/OS,V14.2 deliver RESTful APIs to configure CICS and non-CICS profiles to enable just in time code coverage. Note that Z Open Development must be paired with Z Open Unit Test to access code coverage capabilities.

    In addition, the z/OS Debugger has been enhanced with section breakpoints to simplify debugging, as well as a P2 install option (in addition to Installation Manager).

Developer for z/OS and Z Open Development are delivered through the Continuous Delivery support model to assist enterprises in receiving function and service more quickly. For more information about previous enhancements that were delivered by continuous delivery, see:

Developer for z/OS, V14.2 only enhancements

New features that are specific to Developer for z/OS include the following:

  • Support for debugging IBM Automatic Binary Optimized for z/OS V2.1 optimized modules through the z/OS Debugger.
  • Inclusion of the EGit client to simplify installation of Developer for z/OS for use with Git.
  • The capability to invoke z/OS UNIX Systems Services commands and scripts through the menu manager. For example, a developer can invoke a Git command because Git for z/OS is on z/OS UNIX Systems Services.

Developer for z/OS deprecations and removals

The SCLM Developer Toolkit is removed from Developer for z/OS, V14.2. IBM recommends a modern source control management repository that is capable of parallel development, such as Git or IBM Engineering Workflow Management (formerly Rational® Team Concert®). SCLM is a legacy library manager, and stands in the way of a DevOps transformation. Note that Developer for z/OS Menu Manager integration can be used for continued integration with SCLM.

The generic service client is deprecated in Developer for z/OS, V14.2. SoapUI and Postman are alternatives.

As documented in IBM Support Software lifecycle, IBM 31-bit and 64-bit SDK for z/OS Java Technology Edition V6.0 is out of support. Therefore, support for Java 6.0 is deprecated and IBM Developer Kit for Java for z/OS (31-bit or 64-bit) V8.0 will become the new minimum supported Java level.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Report containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Reference information

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For more information about IBM Developer for z/OS and IBM Z Open Unit Test, see Software Announcement 219-075, dated February 5, 2019.

For more information about IBM Dependency Based Build, see Software Announcement 219-228, dated May 21, 2019.

For more information about IBM Z Open Development, see Software Announcement 218-451, dated October 2, 2018.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-T07 14.2 IBM Developer for z/OS
5737-K80 1.0.6 IBM Dependency Based Build
5737-I22 2.0.0 IBM Z Open Development
5737-J31 2.0.0 IBM Z Open Unit Test



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

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Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-T07 IBM Developer for z/OS L-SCHK-BE6JSR
5737-K80 IBM Dependency Based Build L-FBLN-BDSLLE
5737-I22 Z Open Development L-FBLN-BDSL8N
5737-J31 Z Open Unit Test L-SCHK-BE6MNN

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

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License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-T07 IBM Developer for z/OS L-SCHK-BE6JSR
5737-K80 IBM Dependency Based Build L-FBLN-BDSLLE
5737-I22 Z Open Development L-FBLN-BDSL8N
5737-J31 Z Open Unit Test L-SCHK-BE6MNN

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information about known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information about the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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