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Top Answer: I like the ability to flow through the source and see what happens to the data as the statements are executed. If there is a fault, it will track the event, and we can then look back to see why it may… more »
Top Answer: Their technical support could be better. There were times where, when we reported bugs, they would fix one bug but add another one. That's probably because of their support model. A lot of… more »
Top Answer: We use it for debugging COBOL programs, either online IMS programs or Bash programs.
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CA InterTest for CICS, CA InterTest for Batch
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CA InterTest Batch helps you deliver quality applications quickly and can improve application stability by preventing errors before they occur.

Designed to provide you with automated, reliable and cost-effective mainframe testing tools, CA InterTest Batch helps you to ensure well-tested programs before they go into production.

With CA InterTest Batch, you can conduct mainframe performance testing and debugging directly from your source as well as correct problems without interrupting your testing session. It also enables you to detect and resolve errors interactively as they occur to help effectively minimize your application downtime and improve overall application quality.

CA InterTest Batch features an Eclipse-based GUI which has attained Ready for IBM Rational software validation and Best Practice Compliance status.

The comprehensive features of this mainframe solution can benefit your organization because they can:

  • Prevent ABENDs.
  • Ensure that your applications meet established service levels.

Xpediter is Compuware’s mainframe application interactive debugging tool. It also offers code coverage for mainframe application analysis.

Xpediter enables developers to get into an interactive test session with minimal effort and quickly move applications into production with greater confidence.

With Xpediter, developers can:

  • See and control source code execution line by line
  • Fully understand what each individual instruction is doing
  • See and control all data variables within a test session
  • Resolve production abends without impacting program logic or risking data corruption
  • Monitor and control execution with added flexibility
  • Use Code Coverage to view documented proof that code has been executed
  • Trap transactions initiated by a remote source or a non-terminal task
  • Gain full control of testing
  • Create conditions during test to ensure execution of all code in a program
  • Work alongside other developers who are debugging application code in the same or different logical IMS systems through Xpediter’s integration with COPE IMS virtualization technology

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Blue Hill Data Services
Credit Union, IMT, Chunghwa Telecom, Pitney Bowes, Helvetia
Top Industries
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company11%
Financial Services Firm7%
Computer Software Company38%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider7%

CA InterTest is ranked 5th in Mainframe Testing Tools while Compuware Xpediter is ranked 1st in Mainframe Testing Tools with 1 review. CA InterTest is rated 0.0, while Compuware Xpediter is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Compuware Xpediter writes "One of the best debugging tools for mainframe software development that allows us to flow through the source and see what happens to the data". CA InterTest is most compared with IBM Debug Tool, whereas Compuware Xpediter is most compared with IBM Debug Tool, Compuware Topaz Workbench and Compuware Topaz Program Analysis.

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