What is Rational Test Workbench?

IBM® Rational® Test Workbench provides software testing tools supporting a DevOps approach: API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing and service virtualization.

To achieve DevOps or continuous delivery, software testing teams must automate regression testing to reduce the risk of deploying poor quality software into production. Effective test automation should include application programming interface (API) testing, user interface testing and overall system testing. Rational Test Workbench helps you automate and run these tests earlier and more frequently to discover errors sooner—when they are less costly to fix.

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What are the benefits of Rational Test Workbench?

Simplify test creation with story-board testing and code-free test authoring

  • Story-board testing simplifies the creation of functional and regression tests, combining natural language test narrative with visual editing through application screenshots.
  • IBM ScriptAssure® technology provides greater test script resiliency for changes in the application user interface.
  • Code-free test authoring allows you to create, modify and execute tests without programming knowledge.
  • Visual and forms-based editors and a variety of wizards simplify the implementation of test sequences, data-driven testing and validation of expected results.

Accelerate scenario development with script-less, visual performance test and workload models

  • Automatic management of dynamic server responses accelerates the delivery of large-scale, user-independent performance test suites.
  • An automatic data correlation engine reduces the effort required to develop and maintain large, multi-user load sets.
  • The data correlation engine can recognize server responses that are dependent on a user’s data entry and automatically identify them for reuse in later server requests.
  • You can extend the data correlation engine with simple correlation rules for custom applications with unique dynamic behavior.

Test earlier using virtualized services, software and applications

  • Achieve early continuous integration testing across hardware, software and cloud-based dependencies.
  • Develop service-level tests by recording existing system behavior, using Business Process Execution Language models or modeling data exchange in the visual test designer.
  • Integrate with the IBM Rational collaborative lifecycle management solution to automatically schedule and execute tests when a new application build is available.
  • Stub out unavailable services, helping you implement agile and continuous integration while reducing any risk for application delivery.

Emulate workloads accurately with realistic user scenarios

  • A graphical workload scheduler simplifies the modeling of different user groups and load conditions.
  • Built-in synchronization points improve the control of workflows and simulated stress points on the server.
  • Compare performance metrics and analyze multiple load scenarios in a single test run.

Adapt and evolve with extensibility and support for standards and protocols

  • Product extensibility features and application programming interfaces enable you to adapt legacy or custom services.
  • Extensibility features include Java code insertion, custom data transformations, user interface proxy software development kit and user-defined correlation rules.
  • Comprehensive functional, integration and performance testing supports legacy and modern architectures, including IBM, TIBCO, Software AG, SAP, Oracle and other integration environments.

Continuous Testing: An IBM point of view

The IBM Rational solution simplifies functional and regression testing for more rapid project delivery.

Gary Thornhill, General Manager, Sandhata Technologies Ltd.

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Webcast: Forrester Insights on the ROI of Service Virtualization

Webcast: Forrester Insights on the ROI of Service Virtualization

Forrester Research examined the total economic impact and potential ROI enterprises may realize from deploying service virtualization and test automation solutions.

Article: Accelerate test automation with IBM Rational Test Workbench family of tools

Article: Accelerate test automation with IBM Rational Test Workbench family of tools

Include testing at the API level, the user interface level and the overall system level to achieve your testing goals in the DevOps lifecycle.

System requirements

Always up-to-date system requirement reports can be dynamically generated using the Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR) tool.

For your convenience, the tabs below identify the supported releases of Rational Test Workbench from which you can select detailed system requirement reports for different contexts (by Operating System, by component). Note that clicking a link will always generate a new, up-to-date report.

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