Help examine, monitor, and control the execution of application programs

What's New in WebSphere Developer Debugger for System z V7.0?

WebSphere® Developer Debugger for System z™ delivers a low-cost subset of WebSphere Developer for System z functions, providing a workstation graphical interface to IBM Debug Tool for z/OS® and IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS. It is targeted at IBM System z developers who do not need the full function of WebSphere Developer for System z, which is focused on supporting the development of composite service-oriented System z applications.

WebSphere Developer Debugger for System z V7.0, integrated with IBM Debug Tool for z/OS, V7.1 and IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS, V7.1, provides Eclipse-based, interactive, source-level debugging capabilities for debugging compiled System z applications. Its program debugging, testing, and analysis capabilities let developers examine, monitor, and control the execution of application programs written in COBOL, PL/I , C, C++, and Assembler on a z/OS system.

WebSphere Developer Debugger, integrated with IBM Debug Tool for z/OS and IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS, supports debugging of application programs that run in the following environments:

WebSphere Developer Debugger for System z is a powerful, easy-to-use workstation interface to the unique functions provided by IBM Debug Tool or IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions. Developers can execute a broad range of capabilities needed for debugging, such as stepping, setting breakpoints, and detecting, and diagnosing errors in programs that are running remotely. With the debugger's distributed design, users can debug programs running remotely on other systems available with TCP/IP access from or to a developer's workstation.

With this debugger, developers can control the execution of programs by setting compiled language-specific breakpoints, suspending execution, stepping through code, and examining and changing the contents of variables. The debugger operates from the Eclipse workbench and contains views and functionality specific to debugging compiled language applications. With the Eclipse-based views, developers can monitor variables, expressions, registers, memory, and application modules. Functionality that is geared specifically to debugging compiled language applications includes:

Note: Support for compiled language debug functionality varies depending on the language, environment, and platform on which you are debugging.

Globalization support: WebSphere Developer Debugger for System z complies with basic globalization support requirements. A multilingual version of this product is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Messages from the host Debug Tool for z/OS and Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions products can be displayed in English or Japanese.

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