z/XDC Training Videos

 
 

 
 

These series of videos have been created to walk our customers through z/XDC and introduce them to the general layout and features as well as provide more in-depth tutorials of some of the core functionality within z/XDC and c/XDC. You can start at the beginning of either General z/XDC Training Videos or c/XDC Training Videos for a basic introduction to the product.

All videos can also be found on ColeSoft's YouTube page.

Additional training materials can be found on our Training Presentations page.

 
z/XDC Training Video Viewing Tips

z/XDC Training Video Viewing Tips


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This video describes or touches upon the following:

  • z/XDC’s Hi-Def training videos and how to view them (1080p)
  • Online Help commands
  • Downloading z/XDC manuals
  • Downloading z/XDC Training Videos
  • Streaming z/XDC Training Videos
 
 
 

General z/XDC Training Videos

This series of training videos was made to help our users maximize their understanding of z/XDC and optimize their usage and efficiency.

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Introduction to z/XDC

Introduction to z/XDC


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This video describes or touches upon the following:

  • The types of ALC programs than can be debugged
  • The productive gains from using z/XDC
For Beginners - A Great Training Aid:
  • Learn Assembler faster
  • Watch to see what machine instructions actually do
  • Stop misunderstanding your program's logic
For Experts - An Indespensible Productivity Tool:
  • Develop in a wide range of z/OS execution environments
  • Task mode or SRB
  • Authorized or nonauthorized
  • Multitasking
  • Multi-address space
  • Subsystems
  • Dataspaces
  • PC routines
  • Exits of all sorts
 
Starting a Debugging Session in a Background Job

Introduction to z/XDC


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This video describes or touches upon the following:

  • Debugging Batch Programs and System Tasks
  • The JCL changes sometimes needed
  • z/XDC Session Profile Library
  • Built-in Session Profiles
  • Connecting to a background debugging session
  • Using large workstation displays (even PCOMM workstations)
 
 
 
Starting a Debugging Session in TSO

Starting a Debugging Session in TSO


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This video describes or touches upon the following:

  • Starting a debugging session in TSO...
    • For "normal" programs
    • For TSO Command Processors
  • XDCCALL[A] / XDCCMD[A]
  • z/XDC Startup Panel
  • Startup z/XDC Command Script
  • Quick Start
  • AUTOMAP'ing
  • Watch Windows
  • z/XDC Command Scripts
  • DSECT Maps
  • SYM Data Maps
  • Equates
  • Loading RENT/REFR programs into key 8 Storage
  • EQUATE, DMAP, USING, WHERE, FORMAT and READ Commands
 
The Basics of z/XDC Displays

The Basics of z/XDC Displays


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This video describes or touches upon the following:

  • Automapping
  • ADATA mapped displays
  • ADATA Formatting vs. z/XDC's Native Disassembler
  • Error Level vs. Retry Level Environments and understanding the differences
  • Branch Tracing
  • Session Profiles
  • Profile Menuing System
  • Multiple Named Profiles
  • Watch Windows
  • Commands:
    • FORMAT
    • LIST AREGS
    • LIST BEA
    • LIST EPSWE
    • LIST FORMAT
    • LIST PSWE
    • LIST RWREGS
    • PROFILE
    • PROFILE SAVE
    • SET FORMAT
    • TRACE
    • TRACE BY
    • WHERE
 
 
 
z/XDC's Point and Shoot Commands

z/XDC's Point and Shoot Commands

This video describes the use of Point-and-Shoot commands within z/XDC's displays.

 
z/XDC's Shortcut Commands

z/XDC's Shortcut Commands

z/XDC's Shortcut commands are single-letter commands that can be entered at the left on most display lines.

 
 
 
Getting Help in z/XDC

Getting Help in z/XDC

This converted presentation is a guided walkthrough of the z/XDC built-in HELP system. It will help the viewer understand the structure of the built-in HELP, how to navigate the built-in HELP, and what kind of information is contained in the built-in HELP.

 
 
 
 
 

c/XDC Training Videos

This series of training videos was made to introduce our users to the c/XDC feature, available with z/XDC release z2.2. The videos are sequential starting with a basic introduction and moving into more detailed functionality.

Please Note: The screenshots in these videos are from Beta releases of c/XDC. The written content on some screens may change as c/XDC continues to be developed and updated.

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Getting Started with c/XDC

Getting Started with c/XDC


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This video describes or touches upon the following:

  • Building your program and modifying the JCL to work with c/XDC
    • Building in XL/C, XL/C++
    • Building in XL/Metal C
  • Connecting with a debugging session in the batch
  • Starting a debugging session in TSO
 
The Basics of c/XDC

The Basics of c/XDC


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This video describes or touches upon the following:

  • The general layout of c/XDC
  • Basic preferences
  • Personal Profiles and Factory Default Profiles
  • Debugging Defaults: AUTOMAP and AUTOSTEP
  • Function Keys
 
 
 
New and Useful Commands in c/XDC

New and Useful Commands in c/XDC


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This video describes or touches upon the following:

  • STEP Commands
  • Breakpoints:
    • Setting Breakpoints
    • Removing Breakpoints
    • Displaying Breakpoints
  • ZAP Command
  • Address Expressions
  • SET QUALIFIER command
  • SET FORMAT command
 
Static and Dynamic Hooks in c/XDC and z/XDC

Static and Dynamic Hooks in c/XDC and z/XDC


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This video describes or touches upon the following:

  • Recovery Routines
  • HOOKs versus TRAPs
  • Dynamic Hook Commands:
    • HOOK
    • K Shortcut Command
    • LIST HOOKS
    • HDEFERRED
    • DELETE HOOKS
    • OFF / O Shortcut Commands
  • Static Hooks:
    • CXDCHOOK
 
 
 
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c/XDC's Variable Commands

c/XDC's Variable Commands


 
 
 
 
 

Marist College Videos

These z/XDC Training Videos were created for Marist College's Basic Assembler course.

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Setting up a Large Geometry 3270 Display

Setting up a Large Geometry 3270 Display

This video describes settings that need to be made to ISPF and TSO in order to use Large Geometry.

 
Preparing Your Programs for Debugging with z/XDC

Preparing your programs for debugging with z/XDC

This video describes how to save load modules into permanent libraries and then how to run those.

 
 
 
Introduction to z/XDC

Introduction to z/XDC

This video discusses starting up a z/XDC debugging Session within ISPF.

 
Using Traces and Traps in z/XDC

Using Traces and Traps in z/XDC

This video describes using traces and traps to control execution in z/XDC.