Welcome to GlobalCorp's newest development site in Dublin. This manual is designed to bring new employees up to speed on our development toolset. Every developer who works at this site should follow this training step by step to become familiar with GC's development policies and procedures.
All of GC's remote development sites use IBM Rational ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest though the Rational ClearCase Remote Client. GC recently upgraded to the newest release, Version 7.1, and the improvements to the interface and the small install footprint make it really easy to get started. The ClearQuest V7.1 and ClearCase V7.1 releases strengthen the ways that these tools help us improve productivity, effectively unify distributed teams, automate processes, improve quality, gain better visibility into projects, and provide traceability across the software development life cycle for fast delivery of high-quality software.
Before beginning on your training, read through this background information on these tools from IBM:
- Rational ClearCase software provides sophisticated version control, workspace management, and parallel development support to improve productivity.
- Rational ClearQuest software provides flexible defect and change tracking, process automation, reporting, and life cycle traceability for better review and control of the development life cycle.
Let's get started by opening the updated Rational ClearCase Remote Client interface (sometimes referred to as CCRC). It is built on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform, so chances are that most developers are familiar with the look and feel. Because the new version of of the remote client provides both ClearQuest and ClearCase data, GC developers need to work from only a single IDE. You will do all the rest of this training from this one view.