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Code for IBM i 2.10.0 – Debug IBM i App with Visual Studio Code

Last Updated on 3 May 2024 by Roberto De Pedrini

Debugging functions with Visual Studio Code have been available for some time but this new version 2.10.0 simplifies the handling of the Debug process.

It is interesting to see how a product born mainly from an idea of Liam Allan has become over time more and more interesting also for the RPG and Cobol world for IBM I.

We know that the particularity of our platform is that it handles sources in a completely different way from the “rest of the world,” but Code for IBM i allows us to use an excellent IDE such as Visual Studio Code, community and free version, to handle the whole development cycle for IBM i.

Important news regarding debugging, made simpler and easier in this version makes the product more and more interesting even for skeptics, especially those who do not give up SEU and PDM and insist on using obsolete tools no longer supported by IBM itself.

It is possible to install version 2.10.0 directly from the VS Code marketplace as a single extension or to install the entire IBM i Development Pack “package,” which in addition to Code for IBM i installs several extensions for the IBM i developers.


If you are interested in Visual Studio Code for RPG / Cobol development under IBM i, don’t miss the opportunity to attend the June 2024 Common Europe Congress in Milan.

On Monday, June 3, there is indeed a 3-hour Workshop with Liam Allan entitled “Visual Studio Code and IBM i” the one who thought up and developed much of the “Code for IBM i” project. What better opportunity to touch on RPG / CL / Cobol development with Visual Studio Code … don’t forget your notebook for the workshop!

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Founder of Faq400 Srl, IBM Champion, creator of Faq400.com and blog.faq400.com web sites. RPG developer since I was wearing shorts, strong IBM i supporter, I have always tried to share my knowledge with others through forums, events and courses. Now, with my company Faq400 Srl, I help companies to make the most of this great platform IBM i.

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