how do you test the functionality , i mean to say black-box testing of a main frame application.
Same as with a Windows app (minus the mouse support).
Could you please provide us with an example of what you're trying to accomplish?
Black box testing is a huge topic... and mainframe testing is too generic.
as most of the mainframe application is of text , iam performing a text check on that application..., well thats working fine but there is a bitmap toolbar on top of the mainframe application screen which can be tested i mean checked only using a bitmap check iam often getting problems over there like at the end of the execution of the scripts ...in the log view it shows me that bitmap check has been failed due to bitmap differences...,(bitmap toolbar)
did u ever gone thru these kind of problems ...if so how did u overcome thru..
Normaly, the toolbar has nothing to do with a mainframe application, because it is a part of the emulation. The emulation is just "window" into the mainframe. Due that, there is normaly no need to check or test the emulator it self (exept you are testing the emulator software).