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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Application testing languages and the tools
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Hi,
Can any one list me what are the languages and the tools that are must to be known for application testing?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject:
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This question can only be answered in context. Different shops have different tools and use different languages, so what works at one site may not even be installed at another site.
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At least can you give me the basic knowledge that is needed for application testing?
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In general, C, Java, COBOL, PL/I or Assembler tend to be used for mainframe programming -- although I've used Perl a time or two as well. There are a number of databases in use such as DB2 and IDMS. Knowing how to use File/Aid, Abend-Aid, Xpediter, IBM's Debugging Tool, IBM utilities, and the sort tools are all good. For CICS debugging, knowing how to use CECI and CEDF help a lot. Being able to read a system dump and use IPCS can be helpful in some cases.

Knowing how to test is probably the biggest thing -- finding out how to do white-box and black-box tests, designing appropriate test cases, and documenting the testing process. Basically, mainframe testing is the same as any other testing -- look for places where the system specs don't match the provided system.
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