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Stay up-to-date with all things Galasa with blogs, podcasts and videos from fellow Galasians.

Galasa blogs that are hosted by the Open Mainframe Project are available on the Galasa page of the website.

Blog: Galasa: What is Application Integration Testing?

Application integration allows software to be created as a unique and bespoke set of applications that knit together to form critical business processes. Application integration testing ensures that individual components interact with each other in a desirable way, and automation of this stage of testing is critical because there typically are so many configurations, routes, and scenarios to consider. Galasa could be your first step to understanding how to build test cases that cover multiple applications and can even be extended to cover proprietary applications with the use of Managers. Read the blog post by Louisa Seers to find out more.

Author: Louisa Seers, February 12 2024
Source: Open Mainframe Project

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Blog: Galasa: My First 6 Months as a TSC Chair

Read the blog post by Louisa Seers to find out about her experiences and thoughts during her first six months as Galasa IBM Product Manager and Chair of the Galasa Technical Steering Committee (TSC), and the Galasa journey to adoption by the Open Mainframe Project (OMP).

Author: Louisa Seers, December 18 2023
Source: Open Mainframe Project

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Video: The Galasa command line tool

Learn about the software requirements you need to get started with the Galasa command line tool (galasactl)and find out how to download and install it on your local machine. Watch a demo that takes you through the process of creating, building and running Galasa tests, and viewing the output of those test runs.

Author: Mike Cobbett, November 17 2023
Source: YouTube

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Video: The Galasa Configuration Property Store

Integration testing can be complicated. Tests often require configuration parameters to bind to a specific test environment. Galasa Managers require configuration so that systems under test can be contacted. This information needs to stored in a single, central repository that is shareable to the Galasa framework, Ecosystem, Managers and tests. Find out how Galasa solves these challenges by its use of the Configuration Property Store (CPS). Watch the video to understand the features of the Galasa CPS, and see a demonstration on manipulating the values in a CPS by using the Galasa command line (Galasa CLI). Use the information to help you to simplify your test configuration, set Ecosystem-wide configuration properties, and set parameters and credentials on the Ecosystem for tests to read and use at runtime.

Author: Mike Cobbett, Savaas Kyriacou, October 25 2023
Source: YouTube

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Press release: Open Mainframe Project Welcomes Galasa into its Ecosystem

The Open Mainframe Project, an open-source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, today welcomed Galasa, a project that offers developers the ability to test applications at scale regardless of platform, into its ecosystem.

Author: Maemalynn Meanor, September 11 2023
Source: Open Mainframe Project

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Blog: Galasa bringing automated test commodity to open source

No enterprise application exists as an island anymore. Find out how Galasa has modernized the test processes that validate the quality of applications with end-to end integration testing that integrates with other open-source tooling.

Author: Will Yates, September 11 2023
Source: Open Mainframe Project

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Blog: What's new in IBM Distribution for Galasa 1.0.2

Will Yates goes into some of the new features that made it into IBM Distribution for Galasa 1.0.2 and how these complement IBM Virtual Test Platform.

Author: Will Yates, March 2022
Source: IBM Developer

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Blog: Goodbye Manual z/OS Scenarios…Hello Galasa!

Find out how the IBM Z and z/OS Platform Evaluation and Test (zPET) team are using Galasa to help them automate their manual scenarios and discover their future plans for Galasa.

Author: Gene Nitka, September 21, 2021
Source: IBM Developer

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Video: Mainframe a La Mode: Galasa - Integration testing for IBM Z and beyond

Galasa's open source automation framework enables mainframe developers to automate their apps for both IBM and hybrid cloud.

Author: Matthew Cousens, & Will Yates, April 9, 2021
Source: IBM Developer

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Redpaper: Integration testing for Hybrid Cloud Applications using Galasa

This paper explains how this testing can be achieved only in an effective and efficient way by autenable such automation. We specifically focus on Galasa. Galasa is an open-source deep integration test framework for hybrid cloud applications that allows teams to automate tests to run as part of a DevOps pipeline.

Author: Michael Baylis and Others, Published March 29, 2021
Source: An IBM Redpaper publication

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Podcast: Using Galasa to streamline CICS testing

Before software goes into production, it needs to be tested, and "It looks good to me" just isn't good enough. To ensure maximum coverage is attained, testing tools and frameworks are the way to go, and in this episode, we hear from Will Yates and Michael Baylis about how the Galasa Project helps them ensure solutions pass all the right tests.

Speakers: Will Yates & Michael Baylis, Jan 25, 2021
Source: A Terminal Talk podcast

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