3-Minute Mainframe Test Automation Challenge

Take the time and complexity out of mainframe test creation, auto-generating optimized tests and data from intuitive flowcharts. Can you build and execute tests against a mainframe in 3 minutes?

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MANUAL TEST AUTOMATION IS NEVER FAST ENOUGH

Today, too many manual processes surround automated test execution, risking blockers to development as testing cannot keep up. Building test automation frameworks frequently still relies on manual scripting that is slow, skill-intensive, and repetitive. It cannot keep up with the pace of change, as brittle tests are updated manually based on new development. Manual test creation further tends to low-coverage tests, risking damaging bugs in production and costly rework in development. Further delays arise due to test environment and data bottlenecks, as often data must be found, made, or provisioned manually for high volumes of automated tests. Rigorous testing at the pace of continuous delivery instead requires a new and automated approach to test creation.

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MAINFRAME TEST AUTOMATION IN MINUTES

Test Modeller accelerates and optimizes test automation creation, auto-generating fully configurable tests from intuitive flowcharts. The automated tests are optimized to “cover” the entire model in the smallest set of tests, or can be targeted based on time and risk. This avoids risky under-testing and wasteful over-testing, finding more bugs in-sprint. Each test further comes equipped with the data it needs, leveraging static values, data generation functions, and integrated Test Data Automation. Test Modeller generates and maintains rigorous tests and data at the speed of rapid development, enabling complete testing within CI/CD and DevOps pipelines.

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Using Test Modeller, rigorous scripts are pushed automatically to quickstart frameworks, while code templates export tests seamlessly to commercial and open source tooling. Automating tests is as quick and simple as assigning libraries of reusable actions to Test Modeller’s flows, while retaining the full flexibility of coding to edit reusable code. Test Modeller’s flowcharts are likewise quick and easy to build, leveraging libraries of rules to auto-model data equivalence classes. Users can rapidly create logically comprehensive models to drive rigorous mainframe testing, generating the positive and negative scenarios needed to find bugs earlier, and at less cost to fix.

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TEST AT THE PACE OF RAPID DEVELOPMENT

Watch this short demo of mainframe test automation testing using Test Modeller’s quickstart framework, and see how:

  1. Test Modeller’s quickstart test automation framework makes mainframe test automation as quick and easy as providing connection details and assembling visual flows.

  2. Assembling flowcharts for rigorous test generation is rapid, accelerated by libraries of rules that auto-model data equivalence classes.

  3. Hitting “generate” automatically creates the smallest set of tests needed to “cover” a model, removing test creation bottlenecks and mitigating the risk of costly bugs.

  4. Over 500 easy-to-use data generation functions ensure that tests come with delay-free data, while integrated Test Data Automation further avoids test data bottlenecks.

  5. Test Modeller automatically pushes tests to an in-built framework, while code templates can seamlessly push scripts to open source or commercial tooling.

  6. Running the mainframe tests is a simple as hitting “play”, with run results and screenshots overlaid onto the central flowcharts to accelerate defect remediation.

  7. In-sprint test maintenance does not hinder the creation of new tests, updating central models to regenerate up-to-date test suites.

 

 

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