With Eclipse-based Rocket Ascent Client, you have the familiar look-and-feel of a Windows interface to Rocket AS and AS applications, complete with menu bars, edit fields, check boxes and vibrant colors. Of course, if you prefer that the AS user interface looks the way it always has, simply use your 3270 theme—and you can still make use of all the other enhanced features Ascent provides.
With the Ascent Developer Client’s modern, PC-based development environment, you’ll become an AS application-producing powerhouse. Editing multiple procedures and tables, navigating your databases, and traversing your code have never been easier. Plus, the eclipse-based IDE will feel like home to any engineer in your organization—even those who don’t normally work on AS applications.
With little or no development effort, mainframe AS applications can be automatically converted to run as a PC application, with menu bars, check-boxes, radio buttons, dialog boxes and more—all with familiar operation for PC users.
Using the Ascent Developer client, you can arrange your “workbench” to suit your preferred mode of working with windows for your tables, procedures, explorer, connections, output, applications, and more to optimize and customize your development processes.
Ascent Developer enhances your productivity when creating, updating and testing AS applications. Output-boosting features include: table explorer for browsing AS and DB2 data; the use of multiple windows for simultaneous editing of several application components; a command editor that provides syntax coloring, scrolling, drag-and-drop support, and comment expand and collapse; and an autosave history allowing you to see changes over the whole life of a procedure. With Ascent Developer, you’re on the road to a faster, easier and more powerful development process.
Once you’ve built your apps, the Ascent Viewer product allows you to present end-users with just the application window that is relevant to them. End-users can immediately adopt and begin using the application, resulting in faster, organization-wide business results.