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

  • Powered by cloud integration features, z/OS organizations can eliminate testing bottlenecks by provisioning test environments to the cloud in under 30 minutes after the initial setup.
  • Streamline your DevOps process by using the ZD&T RESTful APIs, enhance your workflow using the features of ZD&T with automation, developers can customize the provisioning to their needs.
  • With the new software-based license for an Authorized User Single Session charge metric, you can immediately use ZD&T after download, without needing to order and wait for a USB Hardware key, making it more suitable for the cloud environment.
  • Flashcopy of volumes during extraction is supported to help improve the integrity of the volume and data set contents.
  • Unused space is removed from extracted volume files which strengthens security, and results in smaller sizes and higher speeds of extracted volumes.
  • New z/OS 2.3 software distribution.
  • New z14 compatibility. It includes the z Personal Development Tool (zPDT) V1.8.1 software.
  • Starting from V11.0.2,When combined with the analysis from IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI), dataset extraction can be optimized for the applications deployed into the environment.
  • 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


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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