VS Code Integration

Are you looking for a cost-effective editor that supports RPG?

The “Code for IBMi Extension to VS Code” is a great option. 

Did you know SEU has not received a single update in over 15 years? In the meantime, RDi has been the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) of choice. Filled with features, it opened up new paths to productivity, innovation, and technological advancement. Although it is a valuable tool for developers, RDi has met with resistance. Getting funding to purchase the tool and performance challenges make for difficult adoption. The good news is there is a new IDE in town.

VS Code has powerful capabilities and quick response times. Thanks to a new extension, “Code for IBMi Extension to VS Code,” it now supports IBM i developers. VS Code is free, so there is nothing stopping you from trying the new development tool. Not only is it a great fit for your existing team, but it is also attractive to younger developers who are familiar and comfortable with VS Code. Providing this option can entice young developers into your business and introduce them to the modern IBM i.

We are excited to offer VS Code integration with our MDOpen plug-in in our flagship change management solution MDChange.

Key Features

  • Syntax support for RPGLE, Cobol, and C
  • Built-in debugging
  • Direct access to MDOpen from within VS Code
  • Change management and your favorite IDE in one view.

“I actually like the VS Code integration within MDChange better than the one we have with RDi,” said Scott Klement during a recent session, discussing this innovative technology.

Learn more from Scott as he tackles the importance of a modern IDE and provides a demo of VS Code in MDOpen for IBM i programmers.

Don’t wait – try VS Code today! Check out these tutorials produced by Liam Allen of IBM. 

Want to learn more about how VS Code integrates with our products? Let’s talk. 

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