Chris Craddock, former SVP and Principal Technology Strategist at Computer Associates, has used z/XDC as his debugging tool of choice for over fifteen years.
In my opinion, z/XDC is the most powerful and flexible tool available for debugging complex mainframe software. z/XDC has allowed me to debug APF-authorized code, multitasking programs, SVCs, and PC routines, with exit routines, with clients, with servers, and with subsystems – almost everything that my career has demanded of me as a systems-level software developer.
z/XDC’s displays help me to see clearly what the local environment is. These features save a great deal of time that I might otherwise spend with a dump trying to create a mental image of my code and how it interacts with the environment.
"z/XDC is the most powerful and flexible tool available for debugging complex mainframe software."
"I believe z/XDC provides me with a competitive advantage."
z/XDC also helps me to work effectively with raw object code – I don’t even need source code to use the tool!
Finally, z/XDC lets me zap things just about anywhere in any storage, in any address space and any data space. This helps me to do "what if" projections wherein I create unusual conditions and see how my programs perform.
Dave Cole and his support team have been great to work with. Dave, Frank and Bob are always available to answer questions and have been extremely cooperative in supporting what Cole Software sells.
I believe z/XDC provides me with a competitive advantage.
Chris Craddock – former SVP and Principal Technology Strategist, Computer Associates