With availability of VisualAge Generator EGL plug-in z/VSE (in 2005) there evolved new Application Development (AD) opportunities for the z/VSE environment. This included the possibility to generate COBOL/VSE applications from IBM's new business language and involve web architectures.
In December 2008, continued support was announced for IBM's new business language and z/VSE based on:
The sections below outline the details for this approach.
The interaction of workstation and z/VSE components outlined in the figure above allows the generation and deployment of COBOL/VSE back-end programs that are called from an Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) front-end (actually Java applications that are located on a Web Application Server and invoked from a Web browser).
To get started the following could be of further interest.
IBM Rational Software Development Platform:
Further references and articles:
- EGL Cafe Documentation Library
(Language Reference, Programming, Generation, Rich UI and more …)
- EGL Cafe Resource Library
(e.g. visit technical workshops or Jon’s Corner for very comprehensive learning material)
- Generating COBOL using EGL and JSF with WebSphere Studio Enterprise Developer
(z/OS focused – nevertheless very similar for a z/VSE target system)
- IBM Rational Developer: Powerful support for rapid Java and J2EE development
Major enabling tasks on z/VSE Server site:
Major enabling tasks on the Workstation:
References to related components (Workstation)
IBM Rational Business Developer (RBD)
IBM Rational Business Developer Generation Extension for z/VSE
Enterprise Generation Language(EGL)
WebSphere Application Server(WAS)
CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG) and External Call Interface (ECI)
DB2 Universal Database (UDB)
References to related components (z/VSE Server)
IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for z/VSE
Language Environment for VSE/ESA
CICS Web Support (CWS)