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Is Mainframes Testing good platform for future?

Postby ramesh4mainframes » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:21 am

Hi,

Recently i joined in one S/W company as a Mainframes Tester..... But twist is here they won't touch mainframes subject. We are working on Health Insurance domain. So i scared about my future. Is it useful for my future or not?
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Re: Is Mainframes Testing good platform for future?

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:31 pm

Hello,

But twist is here they won't touch mainframes subject.
What does this mean?

Use this opportunity to learn all that you can. While you are doing this job, you are gaining experience (which is something most employers want/require).

So i scared about my future. Is it useful for my future or not?
Is what useful for your future? Your question is not clear. Mainframe technology will be around for years to come - the name may be changed for political reasons, but the application inventories will continue to be supported.
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Re: Is Mainframes Testing good platform for future?

Postby ramesh4mainframes » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:12 pm

Ok i will tell you clearly,

We are working for Health insurance domain. In that we are not using COBOL,JCL and DB2 and anything related to mainframes... We are testing the applications like Subscriber(patient) and Provider(Doctor/Hospital).

I feel it's like a Data entry job, because we no need to use our subject knowledge....

I hope you can understand my attention.
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Re: Is Mainframes Testing good platform for future?

Postby dick scherrer » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:12 am

Hello,

I suspect that the applications being tested are written in cobol/db2/etc. . .

Your particular work may be running "test scripts" and recording the outcome. Sometmes, the recording is automated so the testers do not have to manually records activity.

If you want to be more involved with the creation/maintenance of the applications, you need to communicate with your manager, but keep in mind that the job was for a tester.
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