Arcad Delivers Free Emulator, Tester for WDSc
September 25, 2007 Alex Woodie
Arcad Software, the up-and-coming provider of programmers’ tools for the System i platform, recently announced that it’s giving away two pieces of software: a 5250 emulator that plugs into IBM‘s WDSc development environment, and a utility for testing System i objects.
Arcad says its new plug-in, called the Arcad 5250 Emulator for Eclipse, is handy for opening emulation sessions and working with 5250 objects from within the WDSc development environment. Instead of leaving the IDE and opening a separate window, developers can access native 5250 resources without leaving the environment.
Users can open an unlimited number of sessions with the freeware, which is fully customizable with respect to colors, typefaces, hotkeys, macros, and function keys. It works with WDSc versions 6 and 7 and Eclipse versions 3.0.x /3.2.x.
In addition to the plug-in, Arcad is also delivering its Plug-in for 5250 Unit Test, another free tool that allows programmers to test System i programs and external procedures from within the RSE explorer view of the WDSc development environment. The testing plug-in requires Arcad’s free 5250 WDSc plug-in to be installed, and also requires an RSE connection to the System i server.
Arcad 5250 Emulator for Eclipse version 126.96.36.199 can be downloaded after filling in the form at www.arcadsoftware.com/content/view/209/316. Similarly, Arcad Plug-In for 5250 Unit Test version 188.8.131.52 can be downloaded after parting with some personal data at www.arcadsoftware.com/content/view/208/316/lang,en