zOS Open Source Languages
Open Source Languages and Tools for z/OS
Mainframe coding made easy! These open source languages and tools enable anyone to program a mainframe.
Perl is a general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. This port offers enhancements over other versions of Perl; it’s preconfigured and precompiled, designed to address the ASCII/EBCDIC conversion, and provides Unicode support.
PHP is a server-side scripting language, offering a simple and universal solution for easy-to-program dynamic Web pages. Programmers can embed PHP statements directly into HTML pages.
Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language. Python is an interpretive language, and allows users to get their programs working quickly, without a large learning curve.
R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. This port of R also supports Shiny, a web application framework for R.
Tcl (Tool Command Language) is a scripting language commonly used for rapid prototyping, scripted applications, GUIs and testing. In many cases users can implement applications 5-10x faster than is possible using other languages.