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Manual mainframe testing persists in the age of automation

A recent study indicates that although most IT organizations recognize software test automation benefits their app development lifecycle, the majority of mainframe testing is done manually, which creates bottlenecks in the implementation of modern digital services.

The bottom line is that mainframe shops that want to add new, modern apps need to adopt test automation and they need to do it quickly or get left behind in a world of potential backlogs and buggy code.

However, while it’s true that mainframe shops have been slow to implement automated testing, it’s mostly been because they haven’t really had to; most mainframe shops are in maintenance mode, said Thomas Murphy, an analyst at Gartner.

“There is a need to clean up crusty old code, but that is less automated ‘testing’ and more automated analysis like CAST,” he said. “In an API/service world, I think there is a decent footprint for service virtualization and API testing and services around this. There are a lot of boutique consulting firms that also do various pieces of test automation.”

Yet, Detroit-based mainframe software maker Compuware, which commissioned the study conducted by Vanson Bourne, a market research firm, found that as many as 86% of respondents to its survey said they find it difficult to automate the testing of mainframe code. Only 7% of respondents said they automate the execution of test cases on mainframe code and 75% of respondents said they do not have automated processes that test code at every stage of development.

The survey polled 400 senior IT leaders responsible for application development in organizations with a mainframe and more than 1,000 employees.

Overall, mainframe app developers — as opposed to those working in distributed environments — have been slow to automate mainframe testing of code, but demand for new, more complex applications continues to grow to the point where 92% of respondents said their organization’s mainframe teams spend much more time testing code than was required in the past. On average, mainframe app development teams spend 51% of their time on testing new mainframe applications, features or functionality, according to the survey.

Shift left

To remedy this, mainframe shops need to “shift left” and bring automated testing, particularly automated unit testing, into the application lifecycle earlier to avoid security risks and improve the quality of their software. But only 24% of organizations reported that they perform both unit and functional mainframe testing on code before it is released into production. Moreover, automation and the shift to Agile and DevOps practices are “crucial” to the effort to both cut the time required to build and improve the quality of mainframe software, said Chris O’Malley, CEO of Compuware.

Yet, 53% of mainframe application development managers said the time required to conduct thorough testing is the biggest barrier to integrating the mainframe into Agile and DevOps.

IBM system z 13 mainframe
Mainframes continue to be viewed as the gold standard for data privacy, security and resiliency, though IT pros say there is not enough automated software testing for systems like the IBM system z, pictured here.

Eighty-five percent of respondents said they feel pressure to cut corners in testing that could result in compromised code quality and bugs in production code. Fifty percent said they fear cutting corners could lead to potential security flaws, 38% said they are concerned about disrupting operations and 28% said they are most concerned about the potential negative impact on revenue.

In addition, 82% of respondents said that the paucity of automated test cases could lead to poor customer experiences, and 90% said that automating more test cases could be the single most important factor in their success, with 87% noting that it will help organizations overcome the shortage of skilled mainframe app developers.

Automated mainframe testing tools in short supply

Truth be told, there are fewer tools available to automate the testing of mainframe software and there is not much to be found in the open source market.

And though IBM — and its financial results after every new mainframe introduction — might beg to differ, many industry observers, like Gartner’s Murphy, view the mainframe as dead.

The mainframe isn’t where our headspace is at. We use that new mainframe — the cloud — now.
Thomas MurphyAnalyst, Gartner

“The mainframe isn’t where our headspace is at,” Murphy said. “We use that new mainframe — the cloud — now. There isn’t sufficient business pressure or mandate. If there were a bunch of recurring issues, if the mainframe was holding us back, then people would address the problem. Probably by shooting the mainframe and moving elsewhere.”

Outside of the mainframe industry, companies such as Parasoft, SmartBear and others regularly innovate and deliver new automated testing functionality for developers in distributed, web and mobile environments. For instance, Parasoft earlier this fall introduced Selenic, its AI-powered automated testing tool for Selenium. Selenium is an automated testing suite for web apps that has become a de facto standard for testing user interfaces. Parasoft’s Selenic integrates into existing CI/CD pipelines to ease the way for organizations that employ DevOps practices. Selenic’s AI capabilities provide recommendations that automate the “self-healing” of any broken Selenium scripts and provide deep code analysis to users.

For its part, Gartner named SmartBear, another prominent test automation provider, as a leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation. Among the highlights of what the company has done for developers in 2019, the company expanded into CI/CD pipeline integration for native mobile test automation with the acquisition of Bitbar, added new tools for behavior-driven development and introduced testing support for GraphQL.

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Wanted – 3TB / 4TB WD Red

I’d be wanting £48 delivered. If price is acceptable let me know & I will run a test but sure its all fine.

Looking at below its only been powered on 69 hours! It was used as a Backup drive (then stored to safe) which would explain the light use.

Has completed a Quick Test OK using WD Lifeguard tool. I’ve set it running an extended test (estimating ~6 hrs to complete at the moment).

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Wanted – 3TB / 4TB WD Red

I’d be wanting £48 delivered. If price is acceptable let me know & I will run a test but sure its all fine.

Looking at below its only been powered on 69 hours! It was used as a Backup drive (then stored to safe) which would explain the light use.

Has completed a Quick Test OK using WD Lifeguard tool. I’ve set it running an extended test (estimating ~6 hrs to complete at the moment).

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WD site info:

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Serial Number Status Model Number Description Expiration Date
WMC1T0983534 Out of Limited Warranty WD30EFRX WD Red 10/26/2015

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Cohesity Agile Dev and Test quickly delivers clean test data

Cohesity wants to make it easier for developers to get copies of data quickly.

Cohesity Agile Dev and Test, released into beta this week, is an add-on to Cohesity DataPlatform.  The feature makes clones of data sets stored by DataPlatform, allowing test/dev teams to access data without going through other teams.

Cohesity Agile Dev and Test allows DevOps teams to provision backup data without having to go through a typical request-fulfill model.

Usually when developers need a copy of the business’s data for testing or development, they would have to request it from the production or backup teams. This data needs to be accurate and up-to-date for ideal test results, but it also has to be scrubbed of personally identifiable information (PII) and otherwise masked to prevent exposing the test/dev teams to compliance issues. The process could take weeks, which is too long for time-sensitive development such as Agile projects and anything to do with machine learning.

Cohesity claims its software performs data masking before it is pulled to ensure test/dev teams have a “clean” copy to work with.

Similar products that use backup copies of data for test/dev purposes already exist, such as Actifio Sky and Cohesity’s own CloudSpin. The difference with Cohesity Agile Dev and Test is the data doesn’t need to be stood up in its own environment — it doesn’t create a separate silo of data. Sky and CloudSpin spin up the data into another environment, such as a physical server or virtual machine.

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Cohesity Agile Dev and Test creates data clones, which don’t need to be stood up in another environment, rather than data copies.

Old idea, new implementation

Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst at IT research firm Enterprise Strategy Group, said Cohesity Agile Dev and Test doesn’t solve a technology problem so much as a workflow one. Making copies is nothing new, but a streamlined way to get those copies into the hands of test/dev people is.

“We’ve known for a very long time how to replicate data, but the workflow behind it is not really in place,” said Bertrand. “This is just the next step. It’s exactly what they [Cohesity] should be doing.”

Bertrand said his research shows that many enterprises want to make use of copies of data, to transform from simply having backup copies toward a model of intelligent data management. Businesses want interconnectivity across the organization to ensure any IT operation can access and make use of data. Bertrand said the market is headed in that direction as organizations that can develop faster are inherently at an advantage.

The test/dev people want data that is fresh, compliant, secure and not corrupted. They want to be able to access this data quickly and independently, in order to rapidly turn around their projects. It’s a different audience from the backup admin group, said Bertrand, as they’re not worried about things like availability and RTO/RPO.

The DevOps person doesn’t know or care about the intricacies of DR or backup.
Christophe BertrandSenior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

“The DevOps person doesn’t know or care about the intricacies of DR or backup,” Bertrand said.

Bertrand said Cohesity Agile Dev and Test’s main value proposition is that it gives test/dev teams the ability to get great data instantly. They don’t need to know everything about that data.

Cohesity Agile Dev and Test is scheduled for release in the Pegasus 6.4.1 update, expected in late 2019. It will be sold as an add-on capability on Cohesity DataPlatform, and customers will be charged on a usage-based pricing model.

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Gears 5 Versus Multiplayer Tech Test Now Open to All Xbox Live Gold Members – Xbox Wire

The Gears 5 Versus Tech Test began last weekend, inviting both those players who have pre-ordered Gears 5 and Xbox Game Pass members to rev up their Lancers and roadie run through their opponents on the way to victory. Thanks to the incredible Gears fans, both new and veteran, who made our initial Gears 5 Versus Tech Test weekend a smashing success. This weekend we’re extending the invitation to join the action to all Xbox Live Gold members as part of Xbox Live Free Play Days this weekend.

Starting at 10 a.m. PDT tomorrow, COG hopefuls who are new to the Gears 5 fight can enlist in the Boot Camp training mode and then jump right into Arcade, the new game type designed for over-the-top fun. If you’re returning for another round following last week’s Tech Test, be sure to check out fan-favorite King of the Hill, the updated competitive game type Escalation and continue your Tour of Duty, a series of challenges that grant sweet rewards. A new reward has also been added – the Wreath Bloodspray, which can be earned by completing one match during the Tech Test from 5:30 – 6:30 pm PDT on Friday, July 26. No matter your level of Gears familiarity, Gears 5 offers a game type for you.

To ensure you’re ready for battle, search the Microsoft Store for Gears 5 Tech Test and download to your library. The Tech Test is available for download right now, but servers will be offline until tomorrow at 10 a.m. PDT. We also wanted to remind you that online multiplayer will require Xbox Live Gold for Xbox Game Pass for Console members, and that because this Tech Test is to help test our servers, you might encounter some queueing as you start to play. We hope to make Gears 5 a great online experience for all players and Xbox Game Pass members on launch, and this Tech Test will help.

Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you online! Be sure to visit www.gears5.com and follow @GearsofWar on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest on Gears 5 ahead of its worldwide launch on September 10.

Gears 5 will release on September 10 for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Xbox Game Pass. Early access starts on September 6 for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition purchasers. Pre-order details can be found on the Microsoft Store.

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