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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 21, 2023

An AI assistant to test COBOL code rewriting

For cases WCAT-I-1, WCAT-I-8, WCAT-I-11, WCAT-I-16, WCAT-I-17, it would be useful to have a tool for automating the generation of non-regression test cases, comparing the results of executing the original COBOL program and the transformed COBOL program. Only automated testing can reduce the risk involved in refactoring COBOL code. This is the only acceptable option for a large COBOL application portfolio, where manual retesting is out of the question.

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  • Guest
    Dec 1, 2023

    Dfinitely agree, this add a huge value for all mainframes applications cause we know that we have a strong lack of knowledge and need help to create test cases and test data.