Oracle testing to Mainframe testing.

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Oracle testing to Mainframe testing.

Post by Dushyant Goyal » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:35 pm

hello,

I've experience is with Oracle testing and will need to do mainframe testing now. How should I get started ? Should I start with learning COBOL, JCL, DB2 ?

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Re: Oracle testing to Mainframe testing.

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:18 pm

As far as testing is concerned, the concepts remain same. You might need to do a "black box testing" or a "white box". OTOH, learning COBOL, JCL and DB2 might give you an added advantage to understand the code when you do a white box testing, however, it's not mandatory to do the testing - IMHO.


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Re: Oracle testing to Mainframe testing.

Post by nicc » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:04 am

If you are running batch jobs then you definitely need JCL. You don't need to know everything - just the basics. As someone new to the mainframe world you would not be expected to know everything on day 1. Just find out where the manuals are. And learn that control cards are not JCL but are control cards and are documented in the manuals for the programs that process them.


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Re: Oracle testing to Mainframe testing.

Post by Dushyant Goyal » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:50 pm

Thanks for the guidance. I'll keep these things in mind.



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