IBM extends automated functional and regression testing to IBM eServer zSeries and iSeries terminal-based applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-168
July 27, 2004

 

 ENUS204-168.PDF (23KB)

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At a glance Publications
Overview Technical information
Key prerequisites Ordering information
Planned availability dates Terms and conditions
Offering information Prices
 
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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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Overview

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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Key prerequisites
  • 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

Trademarks

 
iSeries and ScriptAssure are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, Rational, zSeries, CICS, ClearQuest, and RequisitePro are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS)

PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded from the Publications Center.

The PNS site is available in English and Canadian French.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

  • 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

Software requirements

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.

Packaging

                                      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 facilities.
 
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Ordering information

Product information

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: No
 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 1 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Rational, S/390, and zSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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