Software developers share their experiences with tools and best practices that support application lifecycle management. Note that posts reported to us as spam or off-topic advertising will be removed.
Ever wondered, how
does a software development team become "Agile" when they
develop a product line that is used by over 90% of IBM's top 500
customers, that has been identified as one of IBM's 100
icons of progress , and that has been developed for over 40
in assembler PL/X and COBOL, but now has Java and XML thrown in?
Hey, let's have some fun!
In preparation for the ALM Office Hours Event on May 3 , we are soliciting your humorous and "funny-but-not" ideas on how ALM teams and individuals get tripped up with Application Lifecycle Management. Provide a name that reminds us of a medical condition (e.g.... [More]
On January 22, Vishy Ramaswamy and I talked about Agile architecture during an InformationWeek webcast: Agile Development: Three Pillars of Success. ( CLICK HERE to access the on-demand replay) Questions which had not been answered during the Q&A session for lack of time are listed in this blog entry. We hope that you will find the... [More]
Each year, IBM brings some of the brightest and most promising MBA and software development students from universities around the world into 12-week summer programs at 15 labs around the world. This summer, I had the honor of working with one of those teams, at our lab in RTP, NC. Hannah Stern is an MBA candidate from Columbia Business School in... [More]
Hot and fresh from the labs: the new version of the IBM Rational Connector for SAP Solution Manager has just been released! Integrate Rational CLM 4.0 with SAP. If you can't wait until Monday go to Jazz.net and start the Download now!
Hooray, hooray, hooray!!! We are excited to announce CLM 2012 and with new release, we have updated Money that Matters Lifecycle Scenario 2012 (MTM). First of all, MTM has entered into history as first project/scenario hosted on jazz.net using Rational Requirements Composer. All users have capability to view and comment on the scenario. So, what... [More]
I hope everybody had a safe trip back home from Innovate! After the annoucement of the next version of the IBM Rational Connector for SAP at Innovate, I have received a few requests over the weekend. The new connector will have full CLM 4.0 support and will be available after June 22nd, 2012. We will publish the new connector on Jazz.net as a no... [More]
Yup, it's me again... I have another presentation to tell you about that I'm presenting at Innovate 2012. In this talk, I'll be presenting with Andy Detandt from Lender Processing Services. We'll talk about the putting the Five ALM Imperatives into action! Our talk is Wednesday, June 6th, at 4:15 PM (right before we take off for Sea World) in the... [More]
Are you interested in Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM)? If yes, then you need attend IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management Solution Deployment Tips and Tricks, presented by Ralph Schoon and myself. It will be on Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 from 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM, location Southern III - Dolphin at Innovate 2012 . We will explore where... [More]
IBM Webcast: Discover JazzHub, Your Place to Develop and Deploy Software in the Cloud!
March 11, 2014, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Central Standard Time)
JazzHub, IBM's web application that enables users to collaborate with others to plan, track, and develop software in the cloud, is constantly... [More]
IBM and Pivotal announced today that the two companies will collaborate on further development of the Cloud Foundry™ platform and open source project, and work towards establishing an open governance model for the community. Cloud Foundry is an interoperable Platform-as-a-Service framework that allows users to have freedom of choice across... [More]
Customer or end user expectations for a quality user experience is steadily increasing which is leading to the need to continuously deliver enhancements to the software we are delivering. And with the current economic state, it is critical to seize opportunity first or be beaten to market or with a better user experience by the competition.... [More]
Managing software and product lifecycle integration has always been a challenge and with the rate of the new demands on the enterprise the challenges are increasing. Leaders from different standards organizations and industry will lead interactive discussions on the importance of open technologies to help enterprises manage the lifecycle activities... [More]
Innovate 2013 is the event for software and product practitioners to get the detailed technical education they need. With top-notch keynotes, over 450 breakout sessions, labs , and certifications , Innovate is the place acquire skills and extend your network. A nd again this year, we will have a lot of technical sessions related to Application... [More]
We have application lifecycle capabilities, tools and approaches but why are we still not delivering on time or against the requirements of the project? We have expertise that runs deep in Line of Business, Software Development and Operations -- so what's missing? Well for one thing we see a lack of coordination between the disciplines. Pile... [More]
The world we live in is exciting for developers! The world we live in is changing dramatically which means there are huge opportunities from a business perspective, but along with those, come risks. As technology advances, we are all forced to act faster than ever before AND in the midst of increasing complexity. G lobalization continues to... [More]
Last year, Alan Brown, Scott Ambler and I collaborated on a technical paper that captures IBM Rational's experience in achieving agility in large scale enterprises. This paper was recently accepted for publication at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). We will present and officially publish this paper in May 2013 in the... [More]
Last year I began using the Worklight development environment and found it easy to pick up and learn. Even better was the ability to leverage existing assets in my Worklight environment. This was done by connecting Worklight to Rational Asset Manager; this gave me the ability to share vetted mobile assets. The lifecycle is completed by using the... [More]
One of the blogs that I follow is Walker Royce's blog If you don't know Walker, I'd encourage you to check this blog out. He writes on a variety of interesting topics and provides some interesting perspectives which usually hit some nerves .... and spark some great discussions. His post today is the start of a series that I thought members of... [More]
How to decide on RTC Components during a migration? When doing a migration from an existing version control tool to RTC there are a lot of new concepts to be learned. I’m thinking about Collaborative lifecycle management, streams, change sets work items, project area, team area and components. Most people struggle with these ideas and it takes... [More]
Under the organization of Guide Share Europe, a new User-Working Group
has been established called : " Jazz Collaboration Lifecycle Management Europe "
GSE ( www.gse.org ) ; the premier IBM User Group since 1959 has over 130
Working Groups distributed within 10 European regions.
This new working group however
is at a... [More]
Check out Al Wagner's RationalTester blog posting for the details on upcoming software quality and testing live webcasts to help accelerate software delivery while maintaining quality. A quick summary: 1. Renowned software quality expert, Capers Jones, shares his views on "Measuring software quality: Why your metrics don't make the... [More]
In this new era of “EVERY,” everything relies on software, everyone
wants an engaging user experience, everybody wants access everywhere at
any time and it’s up to you to deliver the applications that meet these
Join this webcast created especially for the Global Rational User Community
and be one of the first to hear about IBM... [More]
Jazz Team Server Email Notifications with Google Mail Server I realise this may not be for everyone. Many projects will be concerned with using Google SMTP server for posting email notifications for their Jazz Team Server (JTS) even if the email traffic is encrypted, and mail repository secure on Google servers. But sometimes you may have no... [More]
What if you could effectively manage the cost and complexity of testing your mobile applications without compromising the quality of the result? Leigh Williamson, Distinguished IBM Engineer, shares the ways an effective mobile application testing strategy that balances the use of multiple forms of integrated test execution capabilities (e.g.,... [More]