Productive, customizable COBOL development
The isCOBOL IDE offers a dynamic syntax checker that checks program syntax while a developer is coding and provides real-time alerts to potential code violations before compilation has occurred. This real-time checker, in addition to the code hints that the isCOBOL IDE provides, enhances productivity and greatly reduces edit, compile, and correction cycles.
Developers can customize the isCOBOL IDE environment as desired. Interface elements can be moved, docked, undocked, and hidden. The isCOBOL IDE allows keyboard shortcuts to be easily set and includes support for detailed search and replace features. With the isCOBOL IDE, COBOL code program sections can be expanded or collapsed in the editor and developers can navigate through a program using an outline view, simplifying program navigation and reducing development windows. Support for basic skeletons, code completion, and templates is also included in the isCOBOL IDE.
The isCOBOL IDE is distributed with the isCOBOL Development System, which also includes the isCOBOL Compiler and utilities. The isCOBOL IDE can also be added to any existing Eclipse-based IDE through the “Software Updates…” feature in Eclipse.