Compuware Corporation has announced the availability of Topaz for Total Test, an innovative mainframe solution that brings Java-like unit testing to the world of COBOL applications. By bringing fast, developer-friendly unit testing to COBOL applications, Topaz for Total Test aims to deliver an Agile/DevOps processes that encompass all platforms, from the mainframe to the cloud.
Compuware Topaz for Total Test transforms mainframe application development by automatically creating tests for logical units of code. Developers at all skill levels can thus quickly and easily perform unit testing on COBOL code just as they do in Java, PHP and other popular programming languages. In fact, Topaz is more advanced than typical Java tools, because it requires no coding and automatically generates default unit test result assertions for developers. The introduction of Topaz for Total Test follows two years of unmatched innovation by Compuware across all key aspects of mainframe application agility, integration of the mainframe into the broader context of cross-platform enterprise DevOps, and the ongoing attrition of veteran IT professionals with specialized mainframe knowledge.
As a result of this innovation, enterprise IT organizations can now ease and accelerate the entire mainframe application lifecycle including:
* Intuitive visual analysis of even the most complex and poorly documented mainframe programs and data structures (Topaz for Program Analysis and Topaz for Enterprise Data)
* Real-time quality control and error detection of mainframe coding syntax (Topaz integration with SonarSource)
* Automated creation and execution of unit tests (Topaz for Total Test)
* Agile cross-platform source code management and release automation (ISPW and integration with XebiaLabs)