Rocket Tools for IBM z Systems

Open Source Languages and Tools for z/OS

Mainframe coding made easy! These open source languages and tools enable anyone to program a mainframe.

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Featured Tools and Languages

Perl

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.

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Python

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.

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PHP

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.

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