Overview

IBM® Z® Development and Test Environment provides a platform for mainframe application development, testing and employee education. It enables z/OS, middleware and other z/OS software to run on Intel and Intel-compatible on-premise system and cloud instance without the need for z Systems mainframe hardware.
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Develop and test z/OS applications anytime, anywhere




Develop software that exploits the latest z14 capability on x86 system.


Comprehensive z/OS 2.3 software distribution to power your API revolution.


Virtualization support opens up deployment to cloud, including deployment to SoftLayer via IBM Cloud Managed DevOps.

What's New in Z Development and Test Environment (ZD&T)


What's New in V12.0.1

  • Pre-deployment validation is added. When you deploy an application image to a Linux environment, the pre-deployment validation function will automatically check the target system environment and deployment directory to ensure that the deployment will be successful.
  • Support for deleting a Linux target environment with deployed application image is added, you can choose to remove a ZD&T instance from the target system and revert network configuration, and remove application image volume files from the deployment directory.
  • ADCD application image can be created with data sets from IBM Z systems.
  • Support for compressing the volume files during the creation of an image from an existing ZD&T instance.
  • If a deployment fails during the volume transfer, you can resume the deployment at the last volume file that’s being transferred rather than starting from the beginning.
  • Support starting, IPL and stopping the emulator directly from Web UI
  • Support SSH certificate login authentication to create an image from an existing ZD&T instance.
  • New installers for each edition: Enterprise, Personal, and Parallel Sysplex
  • REST API supports deleting application components or images and creating ADCD application images with extracted IBM Z data set components.
  • New ADCD z/OS V2R3 May Edition of 2018.
  • New zPDT Emulator 1.8.2.
  • Various usability, navigation, and defect fixes.

For our latest fixes and updates, check out the V12 Fix Pack here.



Learn more about Z Development and Test Environment from these videos


ZD&T: Learn What's New for Version 12.0.1
Integration of Z Development and Test Environment and Optim Test Data Fabrication
Z Development and Test Environment: Tools Demonstration
Z Development and Test Environment: Overview
Z Development and Test Environment: Extract Datasets with Application Discovery Integration
DevOps for IBM z using Z Development & Test Environment (ZD&T) - Part 1
DevOps for IBM z using Z Development & Test Environment (ZD&T) - Part 2
DevOps for IBM z using Z Development & Test Environment (ZD&T) - Part 3
DevOps for IBM z using Z Development & Test Environment (ZD&T) - Part 4


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