I am aware of some existing cobol testing frameworks but, non of those are suitable for my case, what i looking for is:

  1. testing framework for gnu cobol on x86_64 machine
  2. readable and understandable documentation for this framework
  3. free of costs
  4. If none of those requirements are met, than tell me where i can find github project which is going to this direction so i can collaborate with them and produce high quality testing framework, because in Germany we have a lot of Cobol code which must be maintained and tested.

Windows or Linux environment would be ok.

  • Not free so not posting as an answer: See semdesigns.com/Products/TestCoverage/COBOLTestCoverage.html This tool does not dictate how you write your tests; you can use any technique you like. But it does determine what gets tested, and it will do this for very large codebases. The specific tool offered is for IBM Enterprise COBOL; the tool style can be easily adapted to other COBOL dialect (e.g., GNUCOBOL). – Ira Baxter Apr 11 '18 at 9:10
  • Is this tool only for coverage, i mean the test itself written in Cobol then? Basically i need a tool which can get data from mainframe environment , after running some tests and the output should be in plain format, from which i can write an application for my workstation in Java and then know what actually did fail ;) – Alexander Orlovsky Apr 11 '18 at 16:41
  • The tool operates on mainframe Enterprise COBOL program. Apply the tool to instrument the program; this happens on your workstation. Compile the program (obviously on the MF), run your tests (don't care what you write them in but obviously they have to invoke the COBOL programs). At end of test runs, the instrumented program writes out coverage data to some MF file. Transfer that file back to your PC and get the display you see at the site. The test converage tool doesn't care if your test failed or not; it tells you what code the test executed. – Ira Baxter Apr 11 '18 at 20:56

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