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Satish5

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Any free online debugging tool?
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Hi,

Does any one knows about any free debugging tool for online program testing (similar to Xpeditor or CA intertest)?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject:
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you should check out Execution diagnostic facility (EDF)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject:
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No,we don't have such free debugging tool.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject:
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Amol D Londhe wrote:
No,we don't have such free debugging tool.


if you have bought CICS, you have EDF - essentially a free debugging tool.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject:
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As dick points out, CICS comes with a free debugger.

Try using the CEDF transaction.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject:
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Earl Haigh wrote:
As dick points out, CICS comes with a free debugger.

Try using the CEDF transaction.

In addition to CEDF, if the target transaction is not attached to a terminal (required for CEDF), there is CEDX, introduced with CICS/ESA 4.1 (about 10-12 years ago) and is included with all versions of CICS/TS at no cost.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Any free online debugging tool?
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IMHO, if you spend more time using CEDF/CEDX, you will become more technically sound. As opposed to the $500,000.00 3rd-Party debuggers (IE: XPEDITER), which hold your hand and serve you everything on a silver platter, getting down into the nitty-gritty of debugging will make you more of a valuable resource to many companies.

Besides, due to enormous costs and fees, not all shops have 3rd-Party debuggers so, mastering CEDF, CEDX as well as having the ability to decipher Transaction Dumps, is always a plus and something you can hang your hat on.

I always get a kick out of some "Guru" who is conducting an interview and when you start reciting memorized Op Codes and explain what a PSW represents and other facets which might be foreign to the interviewer (so much for the "Guru" label), they become wide-eyed and realize, that they're in more trouble than a squirrel on a six-lane highway. icon_wink.gif

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:21 am    Post subject:
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more trouble than a squirrel on a six-lane highway.


Hey Bill,
In Oklahoma, we call that "deer in the headlights" icon_lol.gif

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply to: Any free online debugging tool?
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Thanks to all of you for suggestions. I will try to use CEDF/CEDX and see how much it helps.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject:
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more trouble than a squirrel on a six-lane highway.


Hey Bill,
In Oklahoma, we call that "deer in the headlights"


Pretty big squirrels or dwarf deer?

Garry.
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