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Zowe version 1.28.7 is now available. You can download the installers for this release from the Download page. To learn what's new in this release, see the Release notes.

Zowe, the integrated and extensible open source framework for z/OS, combines the past and present to build the future of mainframes. Like Mac OS, Windows, and others, Zowe comes with a core set of applications out of the box in combination with the APIs and OS capabilities future applications will depend on.

Zowe offers modern interfaces to interact with z/OS similar to what you may experience on cloud platforms today. You can use these interfaces as delivered or through plug-ins and extensions that are created by clients or third-party vendors.

Did you know? The Zowe Community hosts a webinar each quarter called the Zowe Quarterly Update. Watch the replays on Youtube

Next release: v2.17 GA 2024-07-15 | View roadmap

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Zowe projects

Zowe is composed of several projects, each improving the learning ability, accessibility, and possibility of mainframe development.

Zowe Application Framework

Long Term Support Core

A web user interface (UI) that provides a virtual desktop containing a number of apps allowing access to z/OS functionality. Base Zowe includes apps for traditional usecases like a 3270 Terminal and a VT Terminal, as well as an Editor and Explorers for working with JES, MVS Data Sets and Unix System Services.

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API Mediation Layer

Long Term Support Core

Provides a gateway that acts as a reverse proxy for z/OS services, together with a catalog of REST APIs and a dynamic discovery capability. Base Zowe provides core services for working with MVS Data Sets, JES, as well as working with z/OSMF REST APIs. The API Mediation Layer also provides a framework for Single Sign On (SSO).

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Zowe CLI

Long Term Support Core

Provides a command-line interface that lets you interact with the mainframe remotely and use common tools such as Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), shell commands, bash scripts, and build tools for mainframe development. It provides a set of utilities and services for application developers that want to become efficient in supporting and building z/OS applications quickly. The CLI provides a core set of commands for working with data sets, USS, JES, as well as issuing TSO and console commands.

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Zowe Explorer

Long Term Support Core

A Visual Studio Code extension that modernizes the way developers and system administrators interact with z/OS mainframes. Zowe Explorer lets you interact with data sets, USS files, and jobs that are stored on z/OS. The extension complements your Zowe CLI experience and lets you use authentication services like API Mediation Layer.

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ZSS

Long Term Support Core

Zowe System Services (ZSS) is a z/OS native, extensible HTTPS server which allows you to empower web programs with z/OS functionality due to ZSS conveniences for writing REST and Websocket APIs around z/OS system calls. The Zowe desktop delegates a number of its services to the ZSS server.

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Zowe Node.js Client SDK

Generally Available Core

Provides access to a set of programmatic APIs that you can use to build Node.js client applications or scripts that interact with z/OS.

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Jobs

Deprecated Core

Provides APIs to handle jobs access. Use the z/OSMF directly as it provides richer functionality.

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Datasets

Deprecated Core

Provides APIs to handle data-sets access. Use the z/OSMF directly as it provides richer functionality.

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Zowe IntelliJ Plugin

Long Term Support Extension

A plugin is dedicated to facilitate working with z/OS datasets through providing a possibility to work with them in any IntelliJ IDE. The plugin provides such abilities as working with z/OS datasets and USS files, exploring and managing JES Jobs.

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Zowe Kotlin Client SDK

Technical Preview Extension

This SDK covert zOSMF Rest API with Kotlin object oriented code using Retrofit. Zowe client Kotlin SDK will allow you to send http requests to your zOSMF.

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Zowe Chat

Technical Preview Extension

An incubator focused on working with the mainframe from popular chat clients such as Slack® , Microsoft Teams® , and Mattermost® . Whether you're collaborating with your team to diagnose issues, need a quick read on the state of a system, or want push notifications from your monitoring tools, Zowe Chat will simplify those experiences and integrate directly into your chat clients. Stay tuned, more to come!

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ZEBRA

Technical Preview Extension

Provides re-usable and industry compliant JSON formatted RMF/SMF data records, so that many other ISV SW and users can exploit them using open-source SW for many ways.

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Zowe Python Client SDK

Technical Preview Extension

Provides access to a set of programmatic APIs that you can use to build Python applications or scripts that interact with z/OS.

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Zowe Swift Client SDK

Under Development Extension

The Zowe Swift Client SDK is an open-source Swift package for z/OSMF REST API. It allows you to leverage mainframe capabilities from your Swift applications with minimum effort.

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Zowe Java Client SDK

Under Development Extension

This SDK lets you leverage the underlying z/OSMF REST APIs on a z/OS system to build client applications and scripts that interface with your z/OS instance seamlessly.

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Metrics Service

Deprecated Extension

As a system administrator, use the Metrics Service to view information about the acitivty of services running in the API Mediation Layer. Currently, only HTTP metrics are displayed for core API Mediation Layer services.

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