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Interactive 0S/2 LAN API Test Driver

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121791D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lin, J: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Interactive OS/2* LAN API Test Driver is a tool which allows an operator to make application programming interface (API) calls, supported in the OS/2 Local Area Network Server Version 1.2, interactively from the input device of a computer. The results of such application programming interface calls are displayed to the user after the calls.

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Interactive 0S/2 LAN API Test Driver

      The Interactive OS/2* LAN API Test Driver is a tool which
allows an operator to make application programming interface (API)
calls, supported in the OS/2 Local Area Network Server Version 1.2,
interactively from the input device of a computer.  The results of
such application programming interface calls are displayed to the
user after the calls.

      Traditionally, calling an application programming interface
requires such a calling routine be coded in a program and the program
must then be compiled, linked, and then executed.

      Using this new tool, the operator enters the function name of
the application programming interface and any required parameters.
This tool takes the input from the user, processes the application
interface call, and displays the results of the call to the operator.
The operator can view the results and continue with the next function
call. The data returned from previous calls can be entered by the
operator as input parameters to the subsequent calls.

      Software system test has begun to use this tool to aid in their
freelance testing. A tester simply enters a set of input parameters
to the application programming interface provided by the product to
verify the APIs function as specified. It is also used in isolating
problems found in testing application programming interface,
reproducing problem in the development lab, and verifying code fixes
in the new build.

      This tool can be used in other fields, suc...