True Mainframe Automated Unit Testing | What You Need to Make It Work

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Glenn Everitt, PM, Compuware - Steve Kansa, Principal Product Manager,Topaz - Randy Rice, Consultant, Rice Consulting

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Automated unit testing is key to meeting shortened development and delivery cycles without compromising quality. But ensuring parts of programs are bug-free takes more than the right tool to accelerate tedious manual unit testing. You also need to establish the right processes and testing framework. Compuware and testing expert, trainer and consultant Randy Rice to provide tips on how you can successfully incorporate the right unit testing tools and processes into your organization. Watch this webcast to learn about: •The importance of automated mainframe unit testing •Building a comprehensive testing framework •Implementing processes to support automation •Best practices for automated mainframe unit testing •Tools that provide true automated mainframe unit testing •Incorporating unit testing into your DevOps toolchain As experienced mainframe personnel retire, next-generation developers must have access to tools and capabilities that enable them to manage mainframe programs with the same level of confidence and quality as other languages. Topaz® for Total Test, Compuware’s automated testing tool, enables developers and testers at all skill levels to test programs and subprograms almost immediately after updating a piece of code to ensure unintended changes weren’t introduced into the codebase. Topaz for Total Test uses data virtualization to simplify test data management and can be easily integrated into a DevOps toolchain to automate testing within the Jenkins automated build-test-deploy process. It reduces dependency on the specialized knowledge of mainframe veterans by empowering novice developers to immediately validate mainframe code changes with the same speed and confidence as other code. Developers can make large mainframe code changes with confidence to make, knowing their codebase can be tested to maintain good quality. Your organization can empower teams to put code changes into production more quickly to better respond to changing business needs.

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