z/XDC makes IBM's z/OS-based Assembler, C/C++ and Metal C languages easier to work with and understand. Using z/XDC, programmers can effectively find and fix bugs in Assembler, C/C++ and Metal C programs running in nearly any z/OS® programming environment. z/XDC's command set offers users considerable control over the debugging process. z/XDC's displays of program code, data areas, and control structures are comprehensive, well designed, and highly readable. z/XDC's "mapping" capabilities give users access to all program related commentary and symbols, including Assembler statement labels and DSECT maps. z/XDC also supports a broad range of techniques for trapping and tracing program execution.

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  • Functional details

    Has the ability to interactively debug your programs in real time. Can change code, alter data fields, zap register values, and control your program's PSW. You can load and delete modules, issue GETMAINs and FREEMAINs, and even post Event Control Blocks. For trapping, z/XDC offers six kinds of hooks and breakpoints, including deferred breakpoints, and conditional breakpoints. z/XDC allows you to trap execution based on conditional statements, and allows the association of other commands with breakpoints and traces. Support for IBM's limited support for above-the-bar programs; Consequent support for 128-bit PSWs; Internal architectural adjustments for the new OS release;

  • Business problem

    z/OS® Assembler has the reputation of being a "difficult" and error-prone language to use. The syntax of dumps is tedious and time consuming to read and analyze. Yet Assembler is required for accessing many of the operating system's low level facilities and interfaces. z/XDC provides powerful features for displaying a program symbolically, getting inside, and actually watching what it is doing as it runs

  • Business opportunity

    Assembler programming is an extremely tedious and abstract process. z/XDC makes Assembler easier to work with and understand. Our users have embraced z/XDC enthusiastically because it allows them to see on their screens what, without z/XDC, they can only imagine in their minds. z/XDC brings visual reality to the abstraction of Assembler programming.

  • Return on investment

    With z/XDC, you can expect to save two thirds to four fifths of the time you typically spend developing and debugging your code. That time saving translates into lower development costs and faster time-to-market for your companys products. z/XDC helps programmers work smarter, not harder

  • Competitive advantage

    z/XDC's greatest strength is the continuous refinement it derives primarily from a single, dedicated development team. The product's users also have a great deal to do with z/XDC's future direction. Cole Software's founder, David Cole, built z/XDC on simple precepts: target a specific user group, continue to evolve to meet the needs of the users, and provide excellent support. In addition, Cole Software's pricing for z/XDC is usage based, and one of the most customer friendly policies in the industry.

  • Industries

    Banking Industry
    Computer Services Industry
    Cross Industry
    Financial Markets Industry
    Insurance Industry

  • Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    Canada , United States


    Germany , United Kingdom

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    z/OS 1.13
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    z/OS 2.1
       IBM Systems: z Systems

Date last modified:    Dec 10, 2021


Contact information

Robert W. Shimizu
(800) XDC-5150


ColeSoft Marketing, Inc.
414 3rd St NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
United States

+1 540 4568210

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