Rational Integration Tester - Running a "Hello World" Test
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After reading this you should be able to create and run a simple "Hello World" test within Rational Integration Tester.
Rational® Integration Tester (RIT) supports testing of various domains and technologies and you'll find most blogs cover testing one or more of these technologies with RIT. This series of blog entries is ignoring all of that. By focusing on a very simple one-line test it hopes to help the reader understand some of the basic building blocks of the product set.
My development environment is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.5.
Although some details are Linux- specific they are easily applied across the other supported platforms.
Download Rational Integration Tester (RIT)
To create a simple hello world test and show the most basic of functionality we need only use Rational® Integration Tester.
The install mechanism for Rational® Integration Tester is IBM Installation Manager. One place it can be downloaded from is:
After its installation
Create a RIT Project
There are 6 perspectives of a project that are presented to the user.
For the purposes of this article we'll be only looking at Architecture School, Test Factory & Test Lab
Create an Environment
You'll see from the title bar that no "environment" has been selected (or in fact created) yet...
...so let's create one now. An environment doesn't really make much sense in the context of this little test, as the test requires no knowledge about any physical systems, but we need one anyway....
Create a Service Component
Tests have to be associated with an element under test. To achieve that in the simplest way, we can just create a dummy Service Component.
This results in a dummy Service Component SC1 appearing on the Logical View palette.
Create the "Hello World" Test
Run the Test within RIT
You have now run a simple "Hello World" Test within Rational® Integration Tester.