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ISPF Editor Playbook

by Dave Nicolette

This course will teach you how to use ISPF effectively to solve a variety of problems faced by software developers and testers in the z/OS environment.

What you'll learn

The goal of a playbook course is to let you zero in on specific skills that you want to add to your skill set or improve different tasks we perform with. In this course, ISPF Editor Playbook, you’ll learn numerous productivity tips for working with ISPF. First, you'll explore some common tricks and automation techniques within the Editor that improve your productivity. Then, you'll explore ways to customize your settings and experience within ISPF Editor. Finally, you'll learn efficient ways to work with datasets, as well as foreground or background compilation settings. While there's no real prescribed sequence you should start with, the demos are organized into modules corresponding to features of ISPF. By the end of the course, you will have foundational knowledge of how to personalize your experience, compile programs, work with datasets, and create macros, all within the ISPF Editor Environment.

About the author

Dave Nicolette started his career in IT in 1977 as an application programmer. Since then, he has worked on a variety of systems including IBM mainframe and midrange systems, DEC, Tandem, Wang, Honeywell, Unisys and Stratus, and has developed and supported applications in Assembly, Cobol, PL/I, VisualBasic, C/C++, Java, Scala, Kotlin, C#, F#, and others using Unix, Linux, Windows, zOS, NonStop, and other OSes. Currently he works as a technical coach for software development/delivery teams, emphas... more

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