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 Data Validation – find out what is really going on under the covers

IBM i applications are rich in database activity and much of that processing is performed by APIs or batch processes that do not have any form of user interface. Given the damage that a poorly written program can inflict on this key corporate asset, validating that every database activity is correct is difficult and IBM […]

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 […]

Superman’s heat vision for IBM i.

Like Superman’s heat vision, Burn away the impacts of a test run. Reset the data before it corrupts future test results. Flung from the planet Krypton just before it was destroyed, Superman landed in the mid-west of the USA and quickly learned to grow into his superpowers. With its US headquarters in Chicago, Original Software […]

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 […]

Scarlet Witch and IBM i. You may not possess chaos magic yourself

You may not possess chaos magic yourself But you can use it to help with your GDPR & HIPA compliance. The Scarlet Witch was kidnapped and used as a subject of genetic experimentation by the High Evolutionary. This left her a powerful sorceress with abilities to alter the world in many ways. Luckily, you can […]

Spiderman and IBM i. A superhero’s approach to agile testing

Spiderman and IBMi. A Superhero’s approach to agile testing. Is validating your iSeries applications starting to get sticky? Are you swinging from pillar to post just to keep on top of things? Then Original Software’s TestBench, with the help of some Spiderman powers, can make a difference. To ensure an IBMi application is functioning correctly […]

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 […]