Debugging and Analysis


Move Higher Quality Code into Production Quicker

Xpediter, Compuware’s mainframe application debugging tool, 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 code execution, line by line, to quickly understand program behavior
    • Control program execution including associated data and variables
    • Test multiple conditions and scenarios
    • Use Code Coverage to view documented proof that code has been executed
    • Resolve production abends without impacting program logic or risking data corruption

The Value of Xpediter

  • Reduces new-language learning curve by understanding how each instruction behaves at execution time
  • Improves ability to reach high code coverage and reduces the time needed to get programs implemented or returned to production
  • Speeds up time-to-market for new functionality
  • Minimizes production failures with well-tested code
  • Decreases batch application deployment time and increases reliability

Customer Q & A

Key Features of Xpediter

Fully Understand How Every Instruction in a Program Works

Xpediter accelerates application understanding to help both veteran and novice developers increase program knowledge and productivity. It provides total control of program execution and data variable contents, enabling programmers to test every line of code in a program with ease.

Easily Initiate an Automated Virtualized/Unit Test

From within an Xpediter debugging session, a developer can automatically create an automated unit test by right-clicking over to Topaz for Total Test. Necessary test assets, such as test data and program stubs, are generated to help execute the test and can be saved for use in later testing.

Capture Code Execution Statistics with Code Coverage

Developers can use Code Coverage reports, available through Xpediter, to get quick assessments of test-related risk and documentation of testing. When running automated tests and debugging code via Compuware Topaz’s intuitive Eclipse interface, covered and uncovered code is highlighted so developers can quickly spot areas that need attention, just as they do in Java.

Continuous Quality Management

Code coverage metrics generated by Xpediter and collected by Topaz for Total Test can be fed into SonarSource’s SonarQube, enabling IT teams to accurately track and validate code coverage of application testing. This insight helps COBOL novices and experts alike understand the scope and effectiveness of their testing as code is promoted toward production.

Additional Integrations

An integration with Abend-AID® enables developers to obtain complete fault diagnosis reports from Abend-AID should a program abend during a debug sessions.
An integration with Topaz® for Program Analysis provides visualization that is valuable during production abend resolution.

Xpediter works seamlessly with COPE IMS virtualization technology, enabling developers to debug IMS online applications within a COPE environment.