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New Raincode Plugin for Visual Studio 2015

Posted by Charlotte Flemal on Oct 16, 2015 11:56:02 AM

Release of the new for the free Raincode plugin for all versions of Visual Studio 2015

Raincode released a new plugin for Visual Studio 2015, the latest Microsoft Integrated Development Environment for .NET and Azure platforms. 

A new COBOL plugin

Microsoft Visual Studio is a comprehensive set of development tools. Its latest version, available since July 2015, proposes new functionalities, allowing developers to code on multiple platforms, comfortably and effectively.

 

Raincode is offering a freely available COBOL compiler, with no license fee nor runtime costs, running on .NET and Azure platforms. The Raincode Plugin is free for all versions of Visual Studio, including Community.

 

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The Raincode plugin for Visual Studio 2015 supports:

  • Color coding
  • Code folding
  • IntelliSense 
  • Automatic completion (variables, labels)
  • Declaration (Go-to definition)
  • Declaration (hover)
  • A debugger and break point
  • Refering of projects C# from COBOL
  • Etc.

The Raincode Stack, gathering the tools for the migration and modernization of legacy applications, supports precisely the mainframe PL/I and COBOL syntax, data types and behavior. Applications can be migrated seamlessly to .NET or Azure platforms and the Visual Studio plugin provides a comfortable and productive development environment. Developers can work on projects combining PL/I, COBOL, CICS and DB2. Thanks to this plugin, it is now possible, to call C# code from COBOL modules and vice versa, to call COBOL code from C# modules.

 

The Raincode Visual Studio plugin comes freely available with the Raincode Legacy compilers. To download for free the Raincode COBOL compiler, click below:

 

RAINCODE COBOL FOREVER FREE

 

Topics: .NET, Stack, COBOL, DB2