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Course Catalog » Rational Developer for System z Curriculum » Rational Developer for System z Series

Creating and Managing Applications Using RDz

4 hours



This course describes the methods used to create, manage and maintain applications under RDz. It provides details on the benefits of projects and subprojects within RDz and the application tasks that can be performed within this structure. RDz testing and debugging capabilities are discussed in detail, in particular the zUnit testing framework, and the IBM Integrated Debugger. The final module addresses the RDz features that allow you to create applications for Db2, CICS and IMS.


Designed for application development personnel preparing to use IBM Rational Developer for System z.


Completion of the following Datatrain courses:

  • Rational Developer for System z Basics

or equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course the student should be able to describe how:

  • Applications can be developed using RDz
  • Applications are executed, tested and debugged using RDz
  • Db2, CICS and IMS applications are developed under RDz

Course Content

Creating Applications

Using the Remote Systems View to build applications

Project orientated application development

Steps to creating an application

Source Code Management (SCM) software and RDz

Testing and Debugging Applications

Executing programs from within RDz

Introducing zUnit

Generating and executing zUnit Test Cases

Code Coverage

RDz debugging options

RDz Integrated Debugger

The Debug Perspective

Controlling program execution and breakpoints

Viewing and modifying variables, registers and memory

RDz with Db2, CICS and IMS

Db2, CICS and IMS editor features and wizards

Compiling and binding Db2, CICS and IMS applications

Running SQL

Browse and edit Db2 tables

Diagram Tool

Creating and deploying Db2 stored procedures

CICS Explorer

Creating CICS BMS map sets

CICS BMS Map Editor

Creating IMS MFS definitions

IMS MFS Editor

Creating and Managing Applications Using RDz Mastery Test

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