• 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
  • ​Open source application for unpacking/packing zip files and unpacking jar files.​


  • Needed by the build scripts run from within Eclipse​
  • Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool whose mission is to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other. The main known usage of Ant is the build of Java applications. Ant supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to compile, assemble, test and run Java applications. Ant can also be used effectively to build non Java applications, for instance C or C++ applications. More generally, Ant can be used to pilot any type of process which can be described in terms of targets and tasks. Ant is written in Java. Users of Ant can develop their own "antlibs" containing Ant tasks and types, and are offered a large number of ready-made commercial or open-source "antlibs". Ant is extremely flexible and does not impose coding conventions or directory layouts to the Java projects which adopt it as a build tool.

Aqua Data Studio

  • Aqua Data Studio is a complete Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for database query, administration and development. It supports all major database vendors, works on multiple operating systems and is localized for 21 languages. Aqua Data Studio includes Aqua Open APIs which offer developers access to all of Aqua Data Studio's capabilities. The Aqua Open API library is accessible via AquaScript—a JavaScript-based programming language with a full-fledged JavaScript editor and debugger.
  • Can be used to access DB2 unix or mainframe databases.   
  • Provides such features as browsing database objects, Autocomplete of table and column names when constructing SQL, recalling and executing saved SQL, and saving SQL results in files in different formats.
  • Can download for 14-day free trial period after which it must be purchased

Cognos Framework Manager Installation & Setup



  • Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page
  • ​Plugin to Firefox​


  • Download from SUN website
  • Make sure you download the SDK (not JRE)


  • Create a repository, connect, download, associate tickets in TeamForge
  • Subversion.docx



  • Installation Guide​
  • Provides IBM tools for viewing mainframe database system and application tables
  • Provides IBM tools for writing, saving and executing SQL against mainframe tables.



Cognos Framework Manager Installation Guide.docx