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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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Topaz Program Analysis, Topaz for Program Analysis
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Overview

Intelligent Analysis and Visualization of Mainframe Programs Topaz for Program Analysis is part of the Compuware Topaz suite of mainframe development and testing tools. It helps developers understand unfamiliar or complex mainframe applications through a visual representation of both the code structure and logic as well as the actual I/O and program trail during execution. Topaz for Program Analysis includes Runtime Visualizer, a feature that provides unprecedented graphical visibility into often-complex interactions between mainframe programs. This visibility makes it easy for veteran and novice developers alike to quickly understand, update and troubleshoot even the oldest and most complex mainframe code. With Topaz for Program Analysis, developers can: See dynamic, graphical mapping of program-to-program calls Pinpoint performance bottlenecks, inefficiencies and inter-program impacts Analyze and understand deeper program details See a “snapshot” of a program’s real behavior in production under present conditions Group together source code for programs into Java-like “projects” Discover and investigate dependencies across programs and copybooks, without moving code off the mainframe See an instant static visual summary of a single program Support both COBOL and PL/1 applications.

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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Sample Customers
TCF Financial, Mutual of Omaha, FBL Leasing
Credit Union, IMT, Chunghwa Telecom, Pitney Bowes, Helvetia
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Computer Software Company37%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider8%

Compuware Topaz Program Analysis is ranked 7th in Mainframe Application Development while Compuware Xpediter is ranked 2nd in Mainframe Application Development with 1 review. Compuware Topaz Program Analysis 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". Compuware Topaz Program Analysis is most compared with Compuware File-AID, whereas Compuware Xpediter is most compared with IBM Debug Tool, CA InterTest and Compuware Topaz Workbench.

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