Enterprise Developer Tutorials

There are a number of tutorials that guide you through creating mainframe and COBOL applications using the Eclipse IDE. The source files for some of the tutorials are installed in subfolders of the %PUBLIC%\Documents\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer\Samples folder by default. On older versions of Windows the samples might be installed in a different folder, such as for Windows XP, C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer\Samples. These can be installed but are not supported.

The following tutorials are available:

Getting started

Tutorial Shows you how to
Getting started with Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for Visual Studio 2013 Develop and maintain mainframe applications in the Eclipse IDE.
Tutorial: Remote mainframe development Develop, maintain and test mainframe applications directly on the host, using the Eclipse IDE.

Tutorials on the mainframe subsystem

Tutorial Shows you how to
Tutorial: Assembler AACT is a sample CICS 3270 transaction that comprises several Assembler programs and a single BMS map, and uses the resource definitions in the file dfhdrdat. This tutorial walks you through the steps required to implement and test the AACT transaction.
Tutorial: CICS Create a CICS project in Eclipse. You associate the project with Enterprise Server, deploy the CICS application to the server and debug in Eclipse.
Tutorial: Web-Enabled CICS Acting as a Web Server Create a Web-enabled version of a CICS project in Eclipse.
Tutorial: Web-Enabled CICS Acting as a Web Client Create a CICS Web client project in Eclipse.
Tutorial: JCL Create a JCL project in Eclipse and submit it to an Enterprise Server.
Tutorial: IMS Create an IMS project in Eclipse and deploy the application on an Enterprise Server.
Tutorials: CICS Web Services Generate and run several CICS Web services.

Tutorials on native COBOL

Tutorial Shows you how to
Tutorial: Creating COBOL Applications in Eclipse Develop and maintain native COBOL applications in Eclipse.
Tutorials: OpenESQL Assistant Configure OpenESQL Assistant to enable the build and testing of an SQL query and embed it into a COBOL program.
Tutorial: Interface Mapping Toolkit Create a project to define a Java or Enterprise JavaBean service interface to access a COBOL application and deploy the service to an enterprise server. Create, deploy and run a JSP client to access the service.
Tutorial: Classic Data File Tools Convert a data file to a variable length indexed sequential file and view in various formats using Data File Editor.

Tutorials on managed COBOL

Tutorial Shows you how to
Tutorial: Creating COBOL JVM Applications in Eclipse Develop and maintain managed COBOL JVM applications in Eclipse.
Tutorial: Deploying JVM COBOL to an Application Server Reuse existing JVM COBOL logic within an Enterprise JavaBean, then deploy it to an application server.

Tutorials on Web services

Other tutorials that include in-depth descriptions of how to deploy an existing COBOL application as a Web service within the JBoss Application Server, and how to use a COBOL program in a JVM JSP application, are available on the Micro Focus Community Web site.

Tutorial on PL/I programming

Tutorial Shows you how to
Tutorial: Developing a PL/I application using Eclipse Create PL/I mainframe projects and submit JCL in Eclipse.

Tutorials for the AppMaster Builder

These tutorials require that you have installed the AppMaster Builder AddPack.

Tutorial Shows you how to
Tutorials: AppMaster Builder Use AppMaster Builder to create a program and screen for an online application, generate the application code, compile the code, and run the application.