The COBOL-IT Developer Studio is an Eclipse-based development environment that allows you to develop, debug and maintain your COBOL applications in a highly-configurable project-oriented environment.

Our goal is to provide you with an Eclipse-based tool for Development and Debugging on all of the platforms on which the COBOL-IT Compiler Suite Enterprise Edition is available.


An Eclipse-based development environment

  • Eclipse is the most widely-used development environment framework and benefits from a mature toolset, a well-developed knowledge base and broad portability.
  • In the Eclipse framework, the COBOL-IT Developer Studio provides the ablity to manage projects on all the Windows/Linux/UNIX platforms on which COBOL-IT Compiler Suite is available.
  • Project can be built, run, and run in debug on both local machines, and remote host machines.

A COBOL-aware Code Editor

  • The COBOL-IT Code Editor will reduce the number of errors you make while coding and reduce the time it takes to correct them.
  • The COBOL-IT Code Editor updates an Outline View of your code in real time, making it very easy to navigate within large source files.
  • The COBOL-IT Code Editor provides configurable hot keys, pre-defined code fragments easily inserted into your code, tab settings, line numbers, colorization and capitalization of reserved words, support for ANSI and Terminal source formats and more.

A Powerful Debugger

  • The COBOL-IT Debugger provides the ability to step, or run through source, manage breakpoins, monitor variables, and view variable values in hex or ASCII format.
  • The COBOL-IT Debugger can be configured to run with specific environment variables
  • When using a pre-compiler, the COBOL-IT Debugger may configured to debug original source code, or source code generated by the pre-compiler.
  • The COBOL-IT Debugger can be set to attach to a running process, and detached from the running process when debugging is complete.

A feature-rich, highly configurable Eclipse-based environment

Benefit from the broad portability, and ability to integrate the widest range of third-party tools into your Eclipse-based development environment.

Develop, Debug and Maintain your Application on local and remote hosts.

Use the Developer Studio to compile, run, and run in debug on any machine on which you have the COBOL-IT Compiler Suite installed.


Eclipse-based Development EnvironmentCOBOL-IT Developer Studio is certified on Linux and Microsoft Windows platforms for working on projects located on remote machines.
Fully featured for the COBOL DeveloperThe COBOL-IT Developer Studio includes the Developer Studio Perspective for work on local projects, a Remote System Explorer Perspective for work on remote hosts, and a Debugger Perspective for feature-rich debugging. The Developer Studio hosts powerful development tools, including a Data Displayer, Code Coverage, real-time Profiling, and built-in support for the Mylyn Task Manager and Git Source Code Control System.
Highly configurable work environmentConfigure your workspace, populate your projects, set compiler flags and environment variables, and then build and run the programs in your application.
COBOL-aware Code EditorCreate programming templates, program hot-keys, colorize reserved words. Easily identify and correct compiler errors.
Integrate source and data stored in a distributed computing environmentOperates with files and folders on local or remote host machines.
Remote Systems PerspectiveAllows you to create COBOL Workspaces, Projects, and Programs on remote host machines, use the local compiler, runtime and debugger, access code coverage, profiling and data displayer utilities, and interface with the Mylyn Task Manager and RSEGit Source Code Control System.
Access External UtilitiesMaximizes the flexibility and adaptability of the development environment for the specific needs of the user.
Powerful string search functionsAllows the user to quickly identify searched strings, and if necessary, modify source code.
Outline View automatically generated from source codeProvides clickable entry points to specific points in the program, increasing the efficiency with which the programmer can navigate large source files.
Compiler Console view of the output from a BuildProvides a familiar view on the workings of the compiler.
Debugger support for EBCDIC-encoded programsEnhances debugging capabilities during transition from the mainframe.
Debugger support for UTF-8 protocolProvides the ablity to display values in Hex and in UTF-8 in the Variable and Monitor windows of the Debugger Perspective.
Debugger support for conditional breakpointsAllows for breakpoints to be executed only when described conditions are met.
Support for third-party source code control systemsImproves Development capabilities by providing interfaces for configuring source code control commands.
Debug using COBOL debugger or “C” debuggerAttach a “C” debugger and step through “C” source code, and return to the COBOL debugger to step through COBOL code in the same debugging session.
Data Displayer Perspective for File EditingOpen any indexed, relative, binary sequential or line sequential file in the Data Displayer in either Read-Only or Read-Write mode. Modify data in either ASCII or hex format.
Code CoverageRun your program with a Code Coverage Configuration, and collect information on lines of code executed by your application during a run cycle.
ProfilerCaptures Memory and CPU usage for display in real time, and in summary form.
Git PerspectiveProvides access to full range of Git functionality. In addition to source code control, Git provides mechanisms to drive DevOps delivery with triggers for test automation servers like Jenkins.
MyLyn Task ManagerProvides access to Mylyn, the task and application lifecycle management (ALM) framework for Eclipse.
COBOL-IT Web Services PerspectiveHighly adaptable Web Services solution which allows the Developer to map COBOL functions to POST, GET, PUT and DELETE methods, and generate API strings and bridge programs for accessing those functions as Web Services.

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