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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.


This IBM RDz training course is designed for application development personnel preparing to use IBM Rational Developer for System z.


Completion of the Rational Developer for System z Basics course or equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • 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