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Top Answer: I like the ability to flow through the source and see what happens to the data as the statements are executed. If there is a fault, it will track the event, and we can then look back to see why it may… more »
Top Answer: Their technical support could be better. There were times where, when we reported bugs, they would fix one bug but add another one. That's probably because of their support model. A lot of… more »
Top Answer: We use it for debugging COBOL programs, either online IMS programs or Bash programs.
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Overview

Xpediter is Compuware’s mainframe application interactive debugging tool. It also offers code coverage for mainframe application analysis.

Xpediter enables developers to get into an interactive test session with minimal effort and quickly move applications into production with greater confidence.

With Xpediter, developers can:

  • See and control source code execution line by line
  • Fully understand what each individual instruction is doing
  • See and control all data variables within a test session
  • Resolve production abends without impacting program logic or risking data corruption
  • Monitor and control execution with added flexibility
  • Use Code Coverage to view documented proof that code has been executed
  • Trap transactions initiated by a remote source or a non-terminal task
  • Gain full control of testing
  • Create conditions during test to ensure execution of all code in a program
  • Work alongside other developers who are debugging application code in the same or different logical IMS systems through Xpediter’s integration with COPE IMS virtualization technology

IBM Debug Tool for z/OS enables you to examine, monitor and control the execution of C, C++, COBOL and PL/I programs. This sophisticated program debugger provides multiple conditional and unconditional breakpoints, step mode debugging, and the ability to monitor and update variables and storage. Debug Tool is an interactive source-level debugging tool for compiled applications in a variety of development environments.

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Credit Union, IMT, Chunghwa Telecom, Pitney Bowes, Helvetia
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Computer Software Company35%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm18%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider8%

Compuware Xpediter is ranked 1st in Mainframe Testing Tools with 1 review while IBM Debug Tool is ranked 3rd in Mainframe Testing Tools. Compuware Xpediter is rated 8.0, while IBM Debug Tool is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Compuware Xpediter writes "One of the best debugging tools for mainframe software development that allows us to flow through the source and see what happens to the data". On the other hand, Compuware Xpediter is most compared with CA InterTest, Compuware Topaz Workbench and Compuware Topaz Program Analysis, whereas IBM Debug Tool is most compared with CA InterTest, IBM Fault Analyzer for zOS, Compuware Topaz Total Test and Compuware Abend-AID.

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