Overview

A formal series of hands-on education modules (remote instructor-led training classes). These sessions cover the skills & knowledge needed to master IDz and enable you for production work.

Dates Times (EST) Entry-Level Training Module Description
Completion of Iteration I 2018/2019 (no-charge)
Remote Instructor-Led IDz Training
January 31st Noon (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) Module 7 - MVS Subprojects & File Organization Techniques
February 7th Noon (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) Module 8 - DB2/SQL GUI Development Tools for Table Edit, Interactive/Embedded SQL Statement create/test and using SPUFI Files with IDz
February 14th Noon (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) Module 9 - Debugging & Code Coverage - Batch & Online Debugging + Code Coverage tools
Iteration 2 of 2019 (no-charge)
Remote Instructor-Led IDz Training
February 27th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Module 1 - Technical introduction to IDz/ADFz/RDz GUI Development for z/OS-ISPF Developers
March 6th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Module 2 - High productivity editing/coding techniques
March 13th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Module 3 - COBOL Program Analysis Tooling - Program Execution Flow, Data Flow, Internal Search
March 20th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Module 4 - LPAR Connect, LPAR and Dataset Navigation and Remote (MVS Dataset) File Search
March 27th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Module 5 - Mainframe Resource/File Organization Tools, Property Groups, File Mapping (for RDz v95)
April 3rd 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Module 6 - File/Dataset Allocation, Copy, Delete, Rename, Compress. Running TSO commands, REXX Exec & CLISTs
April 10th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Module 7 - MVS Subprojects & File Organization Techniques
April 17th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Module 8 - DB2/SQL GUI Development Tools for Table Edit, Interactive/Embedded SQL Statement create/test and using SPUFI Files with IDz
April 24th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Module 9 - Debugging & Code Coverage - Batch & Online Debugging + Code Coverage tools

Notes

  • There is no enrollment for the above training
    • However - you will need to provide the instructor with your email address in order to communicate assignments etc.
    • There is also class setup needed for the hands-on labs - see below here.
  • The WebEx (web conference link) for all classes is https://ibm.webex.com/meet/jsayles, audio is provided through phone or VOIP
  • Additional details on each Module is listed at the bottom
  • Typically the instructor will be available 15 minutes before each session - to assist with individual questions & answers

Important

It is imperative that when you participate in the Web Conference you put your phone on mute and leave it on mute.

  • There will be dozens of developers participating in each class
  • Background noise/talking/etc interferes with the learning and is unacceptably distracting
  • You are encouraged to use the WebEx chat feature to ask any/all questions throughout the training session

Setup

For entry level hand's-on learning - download these files and follow the setup instructions in the table:

Download URL Files & Setup Instructions
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/files/app#/file/1ed3c290-b89b-4716-ac8a-042b9f0ff731 1. Class education PDFs. Unzip these files into a directory.
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/files/app#/file/5143ec92-6834-40a5-b51e-194a7d154211 2. Class Exercises for each Module. Download this file into the same directory as the class education PDFs.
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/files/app#/file/15c1414c-2dee-4ecd-a036-525f50233b61 3. IDz Education Workspace Download and unzip this file. It contains all of the programs/copybooks/JCL that are referenced in the exercises.


IDz Experienced Training & Enablement Schedule

A series of technical enablement sessions for experienced IDz users. These web-conferences and product demonstrations extend the information presented in the Entry-Level program. They provide ways to leverage your investment in IDz technology - improving productivity - and application quality.

Dates Times (EST) Topic/Session Description
February 5th 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM File Manager - Using the ADFz product - Edit/Browse/Analyze QSAM/VSAM files and DB2 tables using the File Manager software. Editing through copybooks. Analyze Load Modules
February 12th 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Menu Manager - Use IDz's built-in Menu Manager tooling to extend the Context Menu feature-set by accessing TSO Commands, REXX Execs and CLISTS
February 19th 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Advanced DB2 Tooling - Take advantage of IDz's integration with Data Studio tooling. Visual Explain, Content Assist/Snippets & Templates for developing statements. Note that this session will also provide value for your IDz Client environment if you don't have Data Studio installed.
February 26th 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Advanced Editing and Productivity Tooling - Using little-known IDz features to promote COBOL, PL/I, JCL and Assembler coding productivity, Eclipse features, Auto-comment, Code Formatting - Internal File Search, Regex, Local History, etc.
March 5th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Working with PL/I - The IDz tooling for PL/I is extensive. This session will cover features for: Code Analysis, Editing, and Debug. Note - this session does not require prior IDz experience.
March 12th 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM IDz "Office Hours" - IDz "Office Hours" - An open Q&A session - where you can ask any technical How-To question - about any IDz/ADFz/RDz topic: Source & Data Access, Analyzing Code, Organizing Code, Build, Menu Manager, Working with SQL, IMS & DB2 resources, Running CLISTS/REXX Execs, Editing, Managing Batch Jobs...
March 19th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Working With Assembler - Use the LPEX Assembler feature-set to analyze, code, assemble and Debug HLASM and BAL programs - including supporting Macros and copy libraries. Note - this session does not require prior IDz experience.
March 26th 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Fault Analyzer - Use the ADFz Fault Analyzer tool to access and research MVS ABEND information and Hyper-link to source files.
April 2nd 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Exploiting Search - Learn to exploit the IDz Remote and Remote File Search - REGEX, Compound Search Results, Save Search As... and Save Search Results.
April 9th 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Accessing CA-Endevor - Use IDz's CARMA Framework to access and manipulate Endevor Elements - including Views/Terms/Concepts, Repository Navigation, Search, Check-in/Check-out, "Fast Edit".
April 16th 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM ISPF Edit Macros - Learn how to incorporate existing Edit Macros as commands within your LPEX Editing sessions - improving the value of your IDz/Eclipse workbench with familiar ISPF tools.
April 23rd 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM *New* Git for ISPF Developers - Learn how to use the Git source management tool with IDz and Z Open Development tooling integration.
April 30th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Using Eclipse Folders, File Filters, Bookmarks and MVS SubProjects to manage and organize resources across the Life Cycle - Up your productivity by expoliting the feature/function tooling of IDz/Eclipse: Utilize Bookmarks effectively in Project workflow, Organize resources & assets into Local and Remote folders that are linked (pointers) to your existing and Internet-based doc.
May 6th
May 7th
May 8th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM each day Menu Manager - Use IDz's built-in Menu Manager tooling to extend the Context Menu feature-set by accessing TSO Commands, REXX Execs and CLISTS. Note that this is a 3-part enablement session - one hour/day.

Notes

  • There is no enrollment for the above training
  • The WebEx (web conference link) for all classes is https://ibm.webex.com/meet/jsayles, audio is provided through phone or VOIP
  • More information on IBM Z Open Development can be found here
  • Additional details on each Module is listed at the bottom
  • Typically the instructor will be available 15 minutes before each session - to assist with individual questions & answers

Important

It is imperative that when you participate in the Web Conference you put your phone on mute and leave it on mute.

  • There will be dozens of developers participating in each class
  • Background noise/talking/etc interferes with the learning and is unacceptably distracting
  • You are encouraged to use the WebEx chat feature to ask any/all questions throughout the training session