Application Development Session: Alpha

Session Evaluation

IBM just announced Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.3!  IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS,
V6.3 exploits the capabilities of IBM z/Architecture and adds the following new features and enhancements:
• Compiler support for the new IBM z15 hardware and IBM z/OS V2.4 operating system so applications can take advantage of the latest IBM Z architecture and operating system features and capabilities
• Ability to exploit the new Vector Packed Decimal Facility of z15 with new ARCH level
• AMODE 64 support
• FUNCTION keyword optional
•  UTF-8 native data type support
•  Dynamically sized elementary items