Welcome to Test Drive
Test Drive gives you the opportunity to experience BMC Compuware Topaz without having to change anything in your enterprise environment.
Using Topaz in our cloud-based Test Drive environment, you’ll:
- Visualize and understand data relationships
- Edit and debug source code
- Generate automated tests
- Build, test and deploy code
- Drive Continuous Integration within a DevOps pipeline
First Things First
- You should have received a welcome email from BMC Value & Solutions Engineering Director Tim Ceradsky that includes access to Test Drive, which will remain active for seven days from the email date. This email will also include your mainframe ID and password. If you have any issues accessing Test Drive or to extend your experience, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
- Before you start your Test Drive experience, you must first build your Eclipse-based Topaz Workbench environment by completing the activities in this script: Getting Started
Please refer to the Test Drive FAQ before you proceed with your Test Drive experience.
Start Your Test Drive
Choose from any of the scripts below to understand how BMC Compuware development and testing tools help you manage the application development lifecycle.
Enterprise Data Management
Use BMC Compuware Topaz for Enterprise Data and the BMC Compuware File-AID Data Editor to understand data relationships and manage various file types.
Try it out
VSAM: Edit and manipulate VSAM data, compare files and visualize MVS relationships using powerful BMC Compuware Topaz for Enterprise Data features.
IMS: Edit and manipulate IMS data and visualize IMS databases using BMC Compuware Topaz for Enterprise Data Editor.
Relational Data: Edit and manipulate SQL Server, Oracle or Db2 data using BMC Compuware Topaz for Enterprise Data Editor.
SQL Development: SPUFI-like ad-hoc tool to query and manipulate relational data.
Use BMC Compuware Topaz for Enterprise Data to disguise production data when moving it to a Test or Development environment.
Disguise Rules: Create a data privacy project and disguise rules to protect sensitive data such as names, SSNs, phone numbers, birthdates, emails, and more.
Composite Rules: Create a Composite Rule to handle First and Last Names combined into one field or column and execute the disguise rules against a table.
You may choose between the following to extract the data from either a SQL Server database or from z/OS Db2.
Related Extract with Disguise for z/OS Db2: Extract related data from multiple tables and apply disguise rules to protect sensitive data during the process.
Related Extract with Disguise for Distributed Data: Extract related data from multiple tables and apply disguise rules to protect sensitive data during the process.
Use BMC Compuware Abend-AID to help find the cause of program abends easily. Abend-AID provides tooling to assist the developer, saving time and money by pointing directly to the offending line(s) of code.
Try it out
Abend-AID for Batch – COBOL: Work with a sample Abend-AID for Batch report for an abending program written in COBOL.
Abend-AID for Batch – Assembler: Work with a sample Abend-AID for Batch report for an abending program written in Assembler.
Abend-AID for Batch – PL/I: Work with a sample Abend-AID for Batch report for an abending program written in PL/I.
Abend-AID for CICS – COBOL: Work with a sample Abend-AID for CICS report for an abending program written in COBOL.
Abend-AID for CICS – PL/I: Work with a sample Abend-AID for CICS report for an abending program written in PL/I.
Abend-AID Advanced Topics 1: Work with Sample Abend-AID reports to show advanced capabilities
Abend-AID Advanced Topics 2: Experience a number of advanced capabilities within Abend-AID including DB2 and WebSphere MQ.
Code Analysis and Debugging
Dynamically visualize applications with BMC Compuware Topaz for Program Analysis and intelligently edit and debug source code.
Batch Interactive Debugging Scenario: Experience the process of using Xpediter to debug a S0C7.
Create reusable test scenarios and run them independently with data stubs, regardless of data accessibility.
Try it out
Unit Test: Walk through a set of scenarios to learn how BMC Compuware Total Test can be used to create unit tests by COBOL programmers to test specific routines in their programs.
Unit Test (CICS): This tutorial will introduce you to BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test for rapid creation of COBOL CICS unit test cases.
Functional Test (COBOL): Leverage BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test to create tests for COBOL, Batch, CICS and CICS/Db2.
Functional Test (PL/I): Leverage BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test to execute a functional test of a batch PL/I program.
Source Code Management
Quickly build, test and deploy mainframe code.
Simple Change: Changing a REXX program – checkout, change and promote to Production
Change a program: Checkout, change, generate and promote a program to Production
Manage Compile errors: Showcases the Compare functionality
Impact Analysis: Change 2 copybooks and use Impact Analysis to understand what other components need to be reviewed for potential impacts.
BMC Compuware ISPW Worklist: Understand the level of information available in the ISPW Worklist about components, changes made, etc.
Emergency Change: Resolve differences between an emergency production fix and maintenance.
Deployment and Fallback: Implement a change in production and then fall back to the previous version.
Release Management and Generate Impacts: Manage a release containing assignments that are populated by generating impacts.
Application Performance Management
Deliver efficient and responsive applications throughout the life of the application using BMC Compuware Strobe and iStrobe.
Create an automated workflow within a DevOps pipeline.
BMC Compuware Test Drive FAQs
How do I access Test Drive, and where do I find my username and password?
You should have received an email from Customer Solutions Director Keith Sisson with a link to access Test Drive and your credentials. Can’t find the email? No problem. Contact Compuware Customer Solutions, and we’ll be happy to help.
How do I extend my Test Drive Experience?
Access to Test Drive is limited to seven days. If you would like to extend your experience, please contact your Compuware Account Team. Please note that your previous session data will remain available.
I love Topaz! What do I do next?
We’re excited to hear that! Please contact your BMC Compuware Account Team to discuss deployment strategies.
What are the prerequisites for using TD?
You need an HTML5-compatible browser to support Test Drive. You can test your browser by going to html5test.com. The HTML5 checker will let you know if your browser is compatible. If you are not compatible, you will need to load an HTML5-compatible browser.
If your browser is HTML5-compatible and you still cannot access Test Drive, please open a case with Compuware Customer Support.
Why is my Topaz on AWS session taking time to initialize the first time I launch my session?
Topaz on AWS uses “On Demand” fleet for cost optimization. You may wait up to three minutes for session availability before being prompted by the Topaz Workbench welcome message. Please follow the prompts on your screen until you are welcomed by Topaz Workbench.
How do I change the screenshot resolution?
There are resolution settings that you can adjust, but they are meant for horizontal setups. This is controlled and shipped with the AppStream product, and we do not have access to this source.
Topaz on AWS opens with error on WBRSTOR.data tab: Failed to create the part’s control: How do I resolve this error?
This happens if you leave any editor windows open during previous session and do not terminate AWS session normally. Please wait 15 mins before signing in again. Please close all editor tabs in Topaz before signing off from AWS session to avoid this issue in future.
How do I switch Topaz on AWS session to full-screen mode?
To enter full-screen mode, click on the Enter full screen mode toolbar icon in the top navigation. You can press <esc> to switch back to normal mode.
Note: In full-screen mode, the Launch App and Exit Session toolbar icons are disabled. In order to enable them, you need to exit full-screen mode.
How do I recover from intermittent screen painting issues?
Since Topaz on AWS is a streaming environment, due to screen resolution mis-match, you may encounter screen painting issue. The quickest way to recover is to re-size the Topaz application window(s) to force a re-paint.
Is my work/progress saved when I log out?
Yes, your progress is saved throughout the time you have access to Test Drive.
Will I be able to upload/download my own data and programs to/from the test system?
No, uploading and downloading your own data and programs is not currently an option.