How to unit test COBOL using Ruby

Hello,
I would appreciate any COBOL unit test tutorail (I am a newbie to Ruby).
Thank you,
Bala

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Balakrishnan Srinath <
[email protected]> wrote:

Hello,
I would appreciate any COBOL unit test tutorail (I am a newbie to Ruby).
Thank you,
Bala

You might want to start with basic COBOL unit testing in general. If you
know how to stub out the production elements of your COBOL code, and can
execute your code from the terminal, it should be possible to write your
tests in Ruby.

However, these would be more correctly called acceptance tests (you are
probably testing high level functionality) rather than unit tests.

Unit testing, i.e. testing the smallest units of code
(methods/functions/procedures) requires that your test code is able to
invoke or call methods, functions or procedures in your production code.
I
don’t know of any Ruby to COBOL bridge that can achieve this.

If you have some luck finding a Java to COBOL bridge (interpreted or
compiled) you might have some luck integrating it with Ruby. But I think
that any such a project might be quite rare or commercial.

regards,
Richard

I have a friend who tested COBOL with ruby by outputing the COBOL crap,
and
testing the output. Let me know if this helps.

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Richard C.
[email protected]wrote:

know how to stub out the production elements of your COBOL code, and can

If you have some luck finding a Java to COBOL bridge (interpreted or
compiled) you might have some luck integrating it with Ruby. But I think
that any such a project might be quite rare or commercial.

regards,
Richard


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