Testing with IBM® z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition

IBM® z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition provides a framework for enabling z/OS®-based programs and data to fully participate in the new API economy for mobile and cloud applications. Use IBM® z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition to access z/OS subsystems, such as CICS®, IMS™ and Batch, by using RESTful APIs with JSON formatted messages. You can access multiple z/OS subsystems concurrently through a common interface.

IBM® z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition helps you deliver benefits for an enterprise in the following ways:
  • Provides intuitive workstation-based tooling for you to create RESTful APIs from traditional z/OS-based assets, regardless of your z/OS skill levels. You can adapt the core business assets that run on z/OS can easily be adapted to the latest mobile and cloud communication techniques and message protocol formats.
  • Makes incorporation of z/OS data and transactions into the applications easy, independent of the location of mobile and cloud application developers (whether on premise or outside) or their knowledge about the z/OS subsystems. The z/OS resources are displayed as any other RESTful API.

HCL OneTest API provides a physical resource to interact with z/OS Connect. You use this resource to import the RESTful API definitions into HCL OneTest API, and generate tests and stubs against the imported resources. You can test the RESTful APIs or applications that were already defined or use the virtual services provided by HCL OneTest API stubs to simulate a different behavior.