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Any Tool to Practice Mainframe Languages at leisure

Postby angeldes » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:40 am

Hi All,

I would like to know if there is any tool where I can create a Sample JCL and Sample COBOL program for a beginner to learn and practice them.
It should also have features of exact return codes.
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Re: Any Tool to Practice Mainframe Languages at leisure

Postby MrSpock » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:01 am

Try this site.

Use it at your own convenience/risk.
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Re: Any Tool to Practice Mainframe Languages at leisure

Postby angeldes » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:56 am

You need to use 3270 telnet emulation software to logon the mainframe system, such as IBM Personal Communication software.

How to get this software?
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Re: Any Tool to Practice Mainframe Languages at leisure

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:46 am

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Find a freeware product or purchase one . . . ?
Hope this helps,
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Re: Any Tool to Practice Mainframe Languages at leisure

Postby Robert Sample » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:52 am

Google is your friend -- 3270 emulator freeware returns 98,600 hits.
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Re: Any Tool to Practice Mainframe Languages at leisure

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:19 am

Hello,

It should also have features of exact return codes.
I missed this when i originally read your question. I do not understand the question/requirement :?

Suggest you go to the efglobe site (link above from MrSpock), click on the Support Forum link, and then read the topics in both the Mainframe and the Mainframe FAQs parts of that forum. . .
Hope this helps,
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Re: Any Tool to Practice Mainframe Languages at leisure

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:00 am

The sysplex name is ADCDPL. This was system number 1 added to the sysplex.
The GRS system id (SYSNAME) is ADCD. The SMF system id (SID) is SYS1.
......
Central Processing Complex (CPC) Information:
CPC SI = 2084.EMUL.HRC.ZZ.000000000008A89F

odd ipl info!

IBM never issued any license to run the ADCD package on hercules
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Re: Any Tool to Practice Mainframe Languages at leisure

Postby angeldes » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:08 am

Hi All,

Thank you for the help!!

The above details were helpful.

I got a freeware and now practicing COBOL programming. :)
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Re: Any Tool to Practice Mainframe Languages at leisure

Postby dick scherrer » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:11 am

You're welcome :)

Good luck with cobol - someone will be here if there are questions about coding.
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