We have a medium/large sized web application (300+ classes and a similar number of JSPs) that relies heavily on communication with a mainframe application. We're looking for a tool to analyse dependencies not only between the Java classes but also between the Java classes and specific mainframe functionalities. Ideally it should be able to analyse dependencies between Java classes automatically (as well as allowing manual modification of course), dependencies to mainframe we can put in ourselves more easily because of the way they are called. The purpose will be mainly to be able to determine which top-level Java clases (mainly servlets) will be affected by changes to a mainframe application (but also by changes to underlying Java classes where applicable). Which tools would be best suited to such a role?
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
I did look at the review and it looked like about what I want. Problem is the company no longer exists, the website mentions that they've been bought by IBM and their products may or may not be sold by IBM at a later date so that path is no longer available.
I think Pasta was a code name for JTest. Is that right? You can download a free eval of JTest. It does pretty amazing things. I used JDepends, a little script that pulled "a uses b" lines out of its report, and open source DOT to draw a dependency graph. That got me through the night.
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Why the heck do they want a mailing address and telephone number before you can download a trial version? Just so they can spam you in more ways than one?
Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Well, if it bothers you, you can always treat yourself with the thought of how their Spam-o-matic of the month picks up the phone, dials the number, and a recorded female voice starts talking dirty to him