Topaz for Total Test
Topaz for Total Test is Compuware’s automated testing tool enables developers to automate the creation of unit tests. Unit testing is a software development process in which the smallest testable parts of an application are individually and independently scrutinized for proper operation. The greatest advantage of unit testing is that it enables problems to be identified earlier, thus preventing bugs from being baked into software and becoming more costly and time-consuming to resolve. The earlier a problem is identified, the fewer compound problems occur. However, creating unit tests is often a manual process in mainframe development. Given how tedious this process is, most developers—who already have limited time to complete important development tasks on deadline—don’t unit test mainframe code as often as they would like, or they neglect the task altogether. Mainframe code handles the actual transaction-processing component of modern applications, so it is vital to end-to-end application performance. Omitting it from unit testing can be a huge oversight. If mainframe code breaks under pressure, an entire application could stop working. Topaz for Total Test enables users to automatically execute unit and functional tests within a DevOps pipeline; validate code changes immediately; maintain the quality of their codebase; quickly put program code updates into production. The solution also features integrations with leading cross-platform DevOps and Compuware tools for continuous code quality management.
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