IBM extends automated functional and regression testing to IBM zSeries and iSeries terminal-based applicationsIBM United States Software Announcement 204-168
July 27, 2004
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|At a glance|
Benefits of the IBM Rational Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications include:
- Automated testing of zSeries and iSeries terminal-based applications
- Ability to test terminal-based applications with the same tool used to test Java and Web-based client server applications
- Use of industry standard Java as the test scripting language
- Resilient test scripts requiring little to no modification despite application changes through ScriptAssure technology
- Integration with members of Rational's Team Unifying Platform, including Rational RequisitePro for requirements management, Rational ClearQuest for change management and Rational TestManager for test asset management
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The IBM Rational® Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications is an Eclipse plug-in designed as a terminal emulator for hosting 3270 (zSeries®) and 5250 (iSeries) terminal-based applications.
Built for Rational Functional Tester for Java and Web, an advanced automated functional and regression testing tool, this extension allows teams to automate the testing of terminal-based applications with the same tool used to test Java and Web-based applications.
This new capability contrasts traditional methods for testing COBOL, CICS®, PL/1, and all other zSeries and iSeries terminal-based applications. Teams traditionally performed function and usability tests manually or through tools different from those used to test client/server applications. These methods required teams to support parallel testing efforts where each effort had its own set of test assets, test methods, and test processes.
With the new IBM Rational Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications, teams can use the same tool for all of their testing needs, simplifying their testing workflow and asset management requirements. Also, by having access to the advanced capabilities of Rational Functional Tester, teams can increase the number and quality of their tests in the same time required by their more manual testing methods.
This improvement in process and productivity is supplemented by Rational Functional Tester's
integration and relationship with the other tools in Rational's Team Unifying Platform including
Rational RequisitePro®, Rational ClearQuest® and Rational TestManager facilitating the team
communication and asset-focused traceability required to ensure the timely completion of
quality-driven development projects.
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- Supported platforms: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000
- Needed disk space: 120 MB if Global Security Kit (GSK) is installed; 60 MB if GSK is not installed
- Other required software: IBM Rational Functional Tester for Java and Web
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|Planned availability dates|
- July 28, 2004: Electronic software delivery
- July 30, 2004: Media and documentation
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No publications are shipped with this product.
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- Supported platforms: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000 (no service pack level restrictions)
- Disk space: 120 MB if Global Security Kit (GSK) is installed; 60 MB if GSK is not installed
Required software: IBM Rational® Functional Tester for Java and Web (V2003, or later)
Installability: Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.
Part Description number PA Media Pack 1pg. CF7Q0ML Pointer Sheet 7 x 9, 1sd, b/w PA Pull Model 14pgs. CT2XKML Flyer 8.5x11 folded to 5.5x8.5,14pgs, b/w,1sd.stapled Ratl Functl 1 CD CY52XNA Test Ext V1.0 CDASY Ratl Functl 1 CD C29KSNA Test Ext V1.0 CDLBL Ratl Functl 1 CD C58HDNA Test Ext V1.0 CDMST
Security, auditability, and control
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features,
administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication
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Licensed function Product Product title group category Rational Automated Ratl Functional Functional Software Tester Tester Quality for Java/Web Extension
Rational Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications is a user product having two charge units: Authorized User and Floating User.
Passport Advantage program licenses
Part Description number Rational Functional Tester Extension V1.x Functional Tester E01CELL Ext Floating User SW Maintenance Annual Renewal Part Description number Functional Tester D53ZZLL Ext Floating User License and SW Maintenance 12 Months Functional Tester D53ZTLL Ext Authorized User License and SW Maintenance 12 Months Functional Tester E01CBLL Ext Authorized User SW Maintenance Annual Renewal Functional Tester E01CCLL Ext Floating User SW Maintenance Annual Renewal Functional Tester D5401LL Ext Floating User Term License SW Maintenance (TLA) 12 months Functional Tester D53ZULL Ext Authorized User SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months Functional Tester D5400LL Ext Floating User SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months Functional Tester D53ZWLL Ext Floating User SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months Functional Tester E01CDLL Ext Authorized User SW Maintenance Annual Renewal Functional Tester D53ZYLL Ext Authorized User SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months Functional Tester D53ZVLL Ext Floating User License & SW Maintenance 12 months Functional Tester D53ZXLL Ext Authorized User License & SW Maintenance 12 months Functional Tester D5402LL Ext Authorized User Term License SW Maintenance (TLA) 12 months
Passport Advantage supply
Part Description number FUNCTIONAL TESTER EXT V1.0.0 Media Pack English U.S. BT01CNA Windows 2000, Windows XP CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V1.0.0
Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Functional Tester Ext V1.0.0
Entitled maintenance offerings Media packs Part description description number Ratl Functnl Tester Functional Tester Ext BT01CNA Extension English U.S. Windows Terminal-based 2000, Windows XP Apps CD-ROM Digital Disk -- Floating Usr ISO 9660 Standard Ratl Functnl Tester Functional Tester Ext BT01CNA Extensn English U.S. Windows Terminal-based 2000, Windows XP Apps CD-ROM Digital Disk -- Floating Usr ISO 9660 Standard Ratl Functnl Testr Functional Tester Ext BT01CNA Ext Termnlbased English U.S. Windows Apps Authorizd 2000, Windows XP Usr(S/390(R)) CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard Ratl Functnl Tester Functional Tester Ext BT01CNA Ext Termnlbased English U.S. Windows Apps Floating 2000, Windows XP Usr (S/390) CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard Ratl Functnl Testr Functional Tester Ext BT01CNA Extension English U.S. Windows Terminal-based 2000, Windows XP Apps Authorized CD-ROM Digital Disk -- Usr ISO 9660 Standard Ratl Functnl Testr Functional Tester Ext BT01CNA Extensn English U.S. Windows Terminal-based 2000, Windows XP Apps CD-ROM Digital Disk -- Authorizd Usr ISO 9660 Standard
Cross-platform product for use on zSeries
Order the part numbers that follow when there is an intention to acquire this cross-platform product for deployment on the zSeries®/S/390 platform. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement. The distinction is to identify the planned deployment platform.
Part Description number Functional Tester Ext Floating E01CELL User SW Maintenance Annual Renewal Functional Tester Ext Floating D53ZZLL User License and SW Maintenance 12 months Functional Tester Ext Floating D5400LL User SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 months
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|Terms and conditions|
This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.
Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.
License information (LI) form number: L-TPAD-62GJ9N
Limited warranty applies: Yes
Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
Copy and use on home/portable computer: No
Volume orders (IVO): No
Passport Advantage applies: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at
IBM Operational Support Services Support line: No
iSeries Software Subscription applies:
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