CMSTPF

It is a Virtual TPF, and functions as an advanced testing system for TPF application programs. This component improves the quality of TPF applications, makes programmers more productive, and reduces the use of resources on the mainframe.
CMSTPF is now available in combination with TPF/GI.
  • Data & Program Isolation
  • Diagnostic Checking
  • Testing Power
Features & Benefits
CMSTPF's Data and Program Isolation
In CMSTPF, programmers are provided with a private, simulated TPF system for testing their TPF application programs. This private TPF system assures that the data and programs for each tester are isolated from the data and programs of other testers.
This isolation means that one tester can't "step on" the testing environment of any other tester. Programmers who have had lengthy testing sessions ruined by another person's errant test know how crippling such an event can be to productivity.

Diagnostic Checking
CMSTPF's extensive diagnostic checking greatly improves the quality of the TPF application running on the online system. When application programs go out of bounds or behave suspiciously, then CMSTPF immediately informs the programmer of the error.
Errant code can lurk unfound by ordinary TPF testing, just waiting to cause disastrous, real-time problems later. But, the CMSTPF does not allow invalid or dangerous practices and detects violations that ordinary "real-system" testing will miss.

CMSTPF Testing Power
CMSTPF gives programmers hundreds of ways to watch their programs run, detect errors or dangerous situations, and investigate the inner workings of their code. The commands and functions that CMSTPF makes available are vastly superior to anything in real TPF testing. This increased testing power improves programmer productivity and reduces the time it takes to develop applications for the online TPF system.
  • Stability & Experience - CMSTPF has been in existence for over 13 years, and is used by more than half of all TPF customers in the world. As a result, it provides a mature, powerful testing environment that many TPF programmers worldwide already know how to use it.

Testimonials View all

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    I have been a QA programmer in TPF for over 15 years, so I am constantly trying to recreate and fix problems. CMSTPF was a huge step forward in problem-solving. It's tracing abilities for single-ECB functions have helped me solve many problems that would have been very difficult in a typical lab environment. Obviously, TPF/GI has those same valuable tracing tools, but with the added bonus of a friendly Windows interface.

    Sr Programmer/Analyst,

    United States, Travelport .

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    CMSTPF - Its your own local copy of database.. Problems? Dumps?.. No worries.. play with it and get it tested.. Great tool for initial testing phase.

    Product Analyst,

    United States, Travelport .