Are you using IBM Rational Robot? Robot will go end of life 30 April 2016. That means that IBM no longer supports Robot. In this post I will point out what that could mean to you.
Robot has been out for more than 15 years. Since that time the software world has been changing rapidly and still is developing at breakneck speed. For many present-day applications, Robot is no longer the right tool. For example, Robot is a 32-bit tool. As such, Robot cannot work with 64-bit applications.
A European customer has used Robot from the beginning of this century to monitor their web applications. At that time, only Robot integrated with Tivo
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Therefore I think that a gradual switch over to RFT and RPT would be the best option I can think of. When you decommission an application that you have tested with Robot, you can replace Robot with RFT or RPT for the replacement. The same might apply when you make far-reaching changes to your applications.
Hopefully this post helps you to think about the future of your testing activities. If you'd like to discuss this further, leave a comment here or connect with me on Twitter @GunangWaney. You can also open a service request against IBM support, preferably before 30 April 2016.
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It''s becoming more and more common for secure websites to use stronger encryption. That's fine but when recording SSL traffic with Rational Performance Tester that stronger encryption level can prevent RPT from recording traffic from that site.
The solution is to install java policy files that allow use of the stronger encryption methods. This is explained in the the technote Enab
I'll walk you through the steps. The technote would have you start with step 1. But you can start with step 4.
1. The first link in the technote takes you to this link http
From here click on the Java SE 6 link
From here click on IBM SDK Policy Files
From here click on first ibm.com link under SR15
From here select Files for Java 5.0 SR16, Java 6 SR13, Java 6 SR5 (J9 VM2.6), Java 7 SR4, and all later releases and click on Continue
From here click on I agree and then I confirm
Make sure it says
Unrestricted JCE Policy files for the IBM SDK for Java
Then click on Download now
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Mark holds a Bachelors Degree in General Engineering and a Masters Degree in Distributed Systems Design, has more than 20 years experience in a wide variety of computer systems and is a Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.
He was a senior Engineer at ALSTOM T&D where he was responsible for the creation of software solutions using ‘C’, Assembly code, PERL and Fortran for PC, mainframe and real-time embedded platforms.
Mark joined Rational Software in 1999 and after focusing on change and configuration management solutions has expanded the coverage of the software development lifecycle to include requirements, test automation and deployment. During his IBM career Mark has worked in roles covering technical consultancy, product management, marketing and services management. He is currently serving another term of pre-sales consultancy focusing on the UrbanCode deployment automation solutions.