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Common Test System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112521D
Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Borowy, HJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The Common Test System provides a means for testing software by several developers. It allows the developers of code to test their code with the code of other developers without worrying about differences in the level of the code provided by the other developers. It also requires substantially less storage space and ensures that fixes to the code need to be only carried out once.

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Common Test System

      The Common Test System provides a means for testing software by
several developers.  It allows the developers of code to test their
code with the code of other developers without worrying about
differences in the level of the code provided by the other
developers.  It also requires substantially less storage space and
ensures that fixes to the code need to be only carried out once.

The Common Test System consists of three major parts:

o   A Read Only (R/O) shared part shown Fig. 1 which contains, at
    least, the base components of the software to be tested and may
    contain further components.  When testing the VSE/ESA operating
    system, this contains the IJSYSRS.SYSLIB library which
    incorporates all units necessary for Initial Program Load (IPL)
    and all components of AF.  The R/O part may also contain the
    other VSE libraries as shown on Fig. 1.

o   A Read Write (R/W) personal part which contains the personal data
    required by each user as shown in Fig. 2.

o   A temporary read write personal part which contains the page
    dataset, DLA and any other work files as shown in Fig. 3.

      The Common Test System is initialised by defining a sufficient
quantity of storage space for the R/W parts and then accessing the
system using an EXEC.  The test procedure may be carried out as known
from the prior art.  Since the tester has access through the R/O part
of the system to the latest vers...