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Understanding the PTF Development Environment

The following diagram illustrates the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) development environment:

Image: Diagram of the PTF development environment

This diagram illustrates the PTF development environment.

Diagram of PTF Development Environment

A PTF development environment consists of the following elements:

The PTF client is a standalone program that runs on a Microsoft Windows workstation.

The PTF client connects to the PeopleSoft application database where test assets are stored using a secure HTTPS connection through Integration Broker Web Services.

The PTF client connects to the PeopleSoft application that is to be tested through a Microsoft Internet Explorer browser session. The browser connects to the PeopleSoft application using HTTP through the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture (PIA).

Note: The PeopleSoft application database where test assets are stored and the PeopleSoft application that is to be tested are not required to be on the same database, but we strongly recommend you use the same database for both.