CICS is it self is a batch job running on Mainframe to enable application programes to respond to online requests. You can see the CICS job running on mainframe, by checking in the spool.System operators daily run this CICS job. We can observe multiple instances of CICS jobs are running on mainframe. We call each CICS instance as CICS region.
You can use XPEDITOR and many other tools as well.
ASG-SmartTest/CICS for Testing and Debugging in CICS SmartTest/CICS is the CICS environment interactive tester and debugger for ASG's Existing Systems Workbench, an integrated life-cycle solution for managing existing systems.
SmartTest for CICS uses the Analytical Engine to populate the Application Knowledge Repository(AKR) to provide source-level debugging for COBOL, Assembler, and PL/I applications programs in the CICS environment.
SmartTest for CICS provides the tool to quickly set up, execute, and log an application test session.
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