Test Data Management – A Best Practice Guide

Test Data Management – a Best Practice Guide Let’s Talk IBM i Test Data Management – A Best Practice Guide. This guide explores the key principals and techniques as they relate to the creation, maintenance, validation, use, and re-use of test data environments on the IBM i, IBM iSeries & IBM AS/400. TestBench for IBM […]

Vermont Information Processing Casestudy

Vermont Information Processing’s Story A software testing center of excellence with happy customers With the help of Original Software solutions and a much more robust approach to software quality, VIP has completely turned around its QA process and overcome its customers’ cautious attitudes. The company has now transformed into a software testing center of excellence […]

IBM i test data management challenges and how to solve them. No. 2 Data Confidentiality

https://youtu.be/BU6hvlJNXBs The key challenges comprise four elements: Test Data Data Confidentiality Data Reuse Validation You may now have an extract of live data, however, if you use it you run a great risk of a data breach and severe penalties.  It can also be difficult to mask test data without destroying its usefulness. Thankfully we have […]

IBM i test data management challenges and how to solve them. No. 1 Test Data

The key challenges comprise four elements: Test Data Data Confidentiality Data Reuse Validation Take test data. A copy of the live database is unwieldy, slowing testing, and making validation almost impossible. The ideal test database contains a representative cross-section of the data which maintains referential integrity. If this can be achieved, many more test environments […]

IBM i Brain Drain

Is the IBM i Brain Drain driving you down the road to modernisation? The IBM i (historically the iSeries and AS/400) is still one of the most widely found platforms around the world, especially in highly regulated or risk averse organisations where its reputation for reliability and security are import values. It has not often […]

Wonder Woman and IBM i

Wonder Woman. Born to fight battles in the world of regression testing with the IBMi. Make tomorrow a better world to live in. Wonder Women, princess of the Amazon, came into existence during the time of a great war. So TestBench was born, to fight battles in the world of regression testing with the IBM […]

Captain America and IBM i Not often do Superheroes and Testing collide

Captain America and IBM i. Not often do Superheroes and Testing collide Unveiling computing’s secret serum. Once rejected from the army due to weakness and inabilities, Captain America’s breakthrough came when he was injected with a secret serum. This happened around 1941, ironically the same time frame that the IBM AS/400 was rumoured to have […]

Test Data Management for IBM i

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64WytonllfU Test Data Management – What data? “Rubbish in = rubbish out” applies to many things in life from diet, to building and cooking, but especially to testing. It is all very well if you are doing negative testing, but most testing is about trying to prove things work the way they should, and that […]

Data Rules OK!

Making sure your data is protected. Ok, I’ll admit it, I’m quite old.  I’ve been around a while and I’ve seen a few changes along the way. I was thinking back to when I first started writing business applications on IBM midrange, how one considered every bit and byte of storage, optimizing the database design […]

Modernizing IBM i applications – Will it break everything?

Maintain system integrity and validate all your changes There are many aspects to consider, but commonly at the top of the list is either  a) Re-engineering of the code base to make use of service programs and procedures, or  b) UI modernization to appease users who are uncomfortable, even to the point of rebellion, with […]