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I remember the days of software development when we had huge war room meetings to get status from each team lead. The project manager would manage these 2 or 3 hour meetings and hope to goodness that everyone would remember what requirements need to be updated, who is to fix which bug and well, the list goes on. The closer we got to the end of the development cycle, the longer and more frequent these meetings would be. What if all the managers, team leads and developers had a dashboard to evaluate progress and update status? What a concept!
There are many development tools that help teams communicate perfectly throughout the software development cycle. These tools will help enable teams to follow good software development habits and team communication will improve. Just understanding these tools and following the guidelines will get the team communicating like never before. I'll continue to mention different development tools that help you develop quality code quicker, throughout my blogs, but today I will focus on Rational Requirements Composer and Rational Team concert.
Rational Team Concert collaborative development environment connects teams so they can work together to simplify, automate and govern software delivery in real time. Project mangers and others can gain greater visibility into individual and team work. They can reduce overhead balance resources and provide real-time insight. In addition, you can track project progress with dashboards that include real-time project statuses. Now this is every manager's dream to manage and view the status of a development project, without having huge war room meetings.
Another great product, Rational Requirements Composer helps teams define and use requirements effectively across the project lifecycle. The whole team creates and uses requirements. Better, faster requirements lead to less project rework, faster time to market, and better business outcomes. The earlier you know and manage your requirements, the more money you will save in rework. Get your customers and stakeholders involved early and manage your requirements so that everyone understands and communicates updates and priorities.
Now couple Rational Team Concert with Rational Requirements Composer and you have a match made in heaven. The beauty is that IBM® Rational® Requirements Composer and Rational Team Concert are integrated. Check out the demo below and learn how the integration between IBM® Rational® Requirements Composer and Rational Team Concert highlights the capabilities that ensure project deliverables stay aligned to current business goals and requirements. Specifically, see examples of how to create a link from a requirement in a vision document artifact in Rational Requirements Composer to the work item stored in Rational Team Concert. Then see how to use filters to query across all the products on the Jazz platform. These capabilities help reduce project risk, reduce rework, and increase productivity.
Check out the demo! Align business with Rational Requirements Composer and Rational Team Concert
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Test and simulate rules using WebSphere ILOG Business Rules Management System
Managers responsible for policy making in decision-rich enterprises have benefited enormously from information technology. But as the pace of change has increased, and the reach of automation has been extended, traditional software applications have been unable to deliver the flexibility and agility required by most businesses.
A business rule management system (BRMS) enables organizational policies – and the operational decisions associated with those policies – to be defined, deployed, monitored and maintained separately from core application code. By externalizing business rules and providing tools to manage them, a BRMS allows business experts to define and maintain the decisions that guide systems behavior, reducing the amount of time and effort required to update production systems, and increasing the organization’s ability to respond to changes in the business environment.
BRMS solutions automate policies in custom and composite business applications. They lower application maintenance costs, facilitate more accurate and consistent business policy implementation across applications, and improve collaboration between your business and IT departments.
In this demo, learn how WebSphere ILOG Business Rules Management System allows organizations to easily adapt business rules while ensuring compliance with policy requirements and analyzing the business impact of changes against key performance indicators. This demo uses an insurance industry scenario to show how the WebSphere ILOG BRMS allows business users to easily handle testing and simulation of rule changes from within a collaborative, Web-based environment.
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Backup and recovery of systems is extremely important! From an IT perspective, manual backup and recovery processes are tedious, error prone, and time consuming, therefore, they are not frequently implemented. As the volume of data increases, though, it becomes more difficult to back up and recover without longer downtime that impacts production applications. To help resolve these challenges in database backup, recovery, and data unload, IBM DB2 Advanced Recovery Solution for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows provides three distinct products: IBM DB2 Merge Backup, IBM DB2 Recovery Expert, and IBM InfoSphere Optim High Performance Unload.
Watch how database administrators at a fictitious company improves their backup and recovery strategies with an IBM DB2 advanced recovery solution. See how the team uses various Optim and DB2 tools to make their backup and recovery process faster, simpler, and more efficient. This recovery solution includes three distinct products: DB2 Merge Backup, DB2 Recovery Expert, and Optim High Performance Unload.
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IBM® Rational® DOORS® Next Generation is a requirements management tool that you can use to capture, trace, analyze, and manage changes to information. It builds on the Rational DOORS 9 rich client and the Rational Requirements Composer web client.
Rational DOORS Next Generation includes a rich client and a web client. You can use the rich client to quickly create and manage business requirements. In the web client, you can further define, elicit, capture, elaborate, discuss, and review requirements and artifacts.
The rich client is based on IBM Rational DOORS 9, and the web client is based on IBM Rational Requirements Composer.
It runs on the Jazz™ platform. This product is the first step in the process to bring Rational DOORS more fully into the requirements management (RM) space of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management, where it can integrate with Rational tools in other spaces, such as change and configuration management (CCM) and quality management (QM).
Rational DOORS Next Generation can also integrate with third-party products.
Check out the demo! It is all part of creating a smarter planed!
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IBM® Rational® Build Forge® is IBM's flagship product for build and release management. It not only provides an amazing potential to automate the build process but also to automate the testing procedures for any team.
For most developers, the use of Build Forge has been confined to using the management console, or the graphical user interface (GUI). Many teams are unaware that Build Forge can also be connected through a client and that it can integrate with IBM® Rational® Jazz™ technology-based software, too. When teams need to create or integrate their custom build and test solutions with Build Forge, application programming interfaces (APIs), known as Build Forge clients and provided by Build Forge, play an important role. The client gives you a simple and robust way to add, update, modify, and interact with the Build Forge objects in the same manner that the management console does.
Check out this this demo to learn how to create a basic "Hello World" project in IBM® Rational® Build Forge®. This demo steps you through the following tasks: Creating a server authentication, creating a selector and server, creating a project, running a project, and scheduling a project.
It's all part of creating a smarter planet!
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Going green is more than a buzz word, it influences so much of what is important today. Both operational costs and capital costs are at stake. You have an obligation to reduce the money you spend and the risk that energy poses to your business. You have a responsibility to reduce energy consumption. Watch this demo to see how IBM® Tivoli® software can help correlate your power distribution infrastructure with your IT service management infrastructure.
It's all part of creating a smarter planet through software!
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Now this is a tool to help create a smarter development environment!
IBM® Rational® DOORS® Web Access enables stakeholders across your organization immediate access to the latest project requirements and traceability relationships. Rational DOORS Web Access provides secure, zero-footprint access to the central DOORS repository to enable stakeholders such as business users, developers, QA, marketing, and suppliers to stay up-to-date with the latest project requirements -- across the project and around the world. Take a closer look at how DOORS Web Access provides clear visibility into requirements and traceability relationships using the DOORS desktop client.
Check out the demo!
It is all part of creating a smarter planet through software!
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Check out this demo of IBM® Rational® AppScan and IBM Tivoli® Access Manager. Together, these 2 products complement each other. Tivoli Access Manager grants access to web applications and Rational AppScan ensures that these applications are scanned and tested for vulnerabilities. This application security solution allows companies to preemptively and actively protect applications from external and internal threats, increase efficiencies, support compliance and improve an organization's overall security posture. Organizations should not neglect the important step of securing their web applications, the users that access them, and the data they collect.
After all, security is key to creating a smarter planet!
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To continue the conversation and demos for Rational Developer for POWER Systems Software,
check out this demo that provides a step by step demonstration of how to create a connection
to a Rational Developer for POWER server. It is valid for C/C++ or COBOL projects and can
be used for connecting to an AIX or POWER Linux server.
Remember that it is an Eclipse-based, multilingual,integrated development environment.
It targets POWER Linux, AIX, and IBM i systems.
It's pretty cool!
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It is amazing that in the last few years, so many companies are jumping on the Green bandwagon. I question some companies I see peddling their products in the name of green. But how about software companies? Can we find the value in Green for software? In the traditional sense, software isn't the first thing people think of when you say Green. We often think of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with a 1970's perspective. For example, reduce your energy use, recycle materials, and find alternate energy sources. But to make this a better planet, we need to continue to challenge ourselves and look beyond. Not only in our personal lives, but at work as well.
As business people or software developers you may be currently participating in optimized multi-site collaboration and reducing travel, workload costs, and fuel emissions. You may be involved in a multi-site development effort, modernizing legacy applications with SOA services. Now that is the new Green or am I taking huge liberties?
In the developerWorks portfolio of demos, we have a great example of team tools that shows the integration with IBM® Rational® Build Forge and IBM Rational Team Concert. These tools work together seamlessly to provide software assembly for Jazz and traditional muti-site development environments simultaneously. Check out the demo!
So do you think companies are exploiting the whole Green movement? Do you think you can find the value in Green for software?
Let me know what you think and what is your favorite Green commercial? Here is mine!
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Rational Developer for POWER Systems Software is a modern, Eclipse-based, multilingual,
integrated development environment targeting POWER Linux, AIX, and IBM i systems.
Check out this video. It provides a step by step demonstration of how to create a connection to a
Rational Developer for POWER server. It is valid for C/C++ or COBOL projects and can
be used for connecting to an AIX or POWER Linux server.
Pretty cool stuff. All part of creating a smarter planet!
southworth 100000HBX4 Tags:  for performance db2 a planet smarter smart optimization 2,506 Views
Check out the optional DB2 Performance Optimization Feature. It gives you the insight and ability to optimize workload execution. This feature can save you money and lower your risks by helping you to do more work with your existing hardware, and increase DBA productivity. Saving resources is a smart thing.
Performance optimization is very complex with many interdependent factors requiring deep skills. These skills are often hard to come by and typically very expensive. Problem isolation can take days and require many people across different domains and expertise. Add to this, the pressure on business today and the constant state of flux – hardware upgrades, software upgrades, application enhancements, new application deployment.
IBM Optim Performance Manager helps optimize the performance and availability of mission critical databases and applications. This enables organizations to resolve performance bottlenecks before they affect the business. Optim Performance Manager delivers a proactive, comprehensive performance management approach that allows IT staff to identify, diagnose, solve and prevent performance workload management issues in DB2.
Check out the demo!
See how one fictional company uses DB2® Workload Management and Optim™ Performance Manager Extended Edition to allocate database system resources to help a high priority application achieve its business objectives in a data warehousing environment. These capabilities are conveniently packaged together in the DB2 Performance Optimization Feature.
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IBM® Rational® Rhapsody® Architect for Software provides software development environment for real time and embedded software development based on a UML/SysML.
Embedded software developers can leverage an integrated software development environment for C, C++, Java or C# code that helps improve application consistency through UML based modeling to visualize and document the design of embedded and real time applications.
* Visualize architecture and design with industry standard UML or SysML
* Generate C, C++, Java or C# code frames
* Reverse engineer C, C++, Java or C# code for visualization and documentation
* Integration within Eclipse development environment for integrated code, model and debugging
* Maintain consistency of architecture, design, code and documentation automatically
* Author AUTOSAR 4.0 compliant automotive applications
* Leverage MARTE profile for architecting multi core applications
* Trace requirements to design to deliver the right product to market
* Collaborate using model-based differencing and merging features, including an integration with
the Jazz- based IBM® Rational® Team Concert solution
* Rational Rhapsody Architect for Software 7.5.3 adds support for Rational Rhapsody
TestConductor Add On to apply testing to code visualized
Check out the demo
This demonstration shows how to develop embedded software using the Rational Rhapsody Architect for Software development environment. The Rational Rhapsody development environment enables developers to visually capture their applications to automate manual coding tasks and communicate their designs. Learn how to import existing C++ code and synchronize it with a UML model, automatically create diagrams to understand the relationships in the code, and then document the design for external reports.
The workflow integration with Eclipse is illustrated by using Rational Rhapsody Architect for Software to turn the code into a simple 'ping pong' console game. It illustrates how, using code centric settings, dynamic synchronization with the code can be achieved, enabling the user to make updates in either the model or the code while still preserving the existing layout and structure. This enables developers to more easily adopt modeling on existing code projects or where preservation of code layout is critical to success.
It's all part of creating a smarter planet and working more efficiently!
The JRules Business Rule Management System helps create a smarter planet
BRMS or Business Rule Management System (BRMS) is a software system used to define, deploy, execute, monitor and maintain the variety and complexity of decision logic that is used by operational systems within an organization or enterprise. This logic is also referred to as business rules. It includes policies, requirements, and conditional statements, that are used to determine the tactical actions that take place in applications and systems.
A BRMS includes:
-A repository, allowing decision logic to be externalized from core application code
-Tools, allowing both technical developers and business experts to define and manage decision logic
-A runtime environment, allowing applications to invoke decision logic managed within the BRMS and execute it using a business rules engine
As IBM continues to help organizations and enterprises build a smarter planet through software, the WebSphere ILOG JRules BRMS family can't go unnoticed as part of the smarter planet software solutions. It is designed for easy, safe and reliable management of decision logic that drives business systems. It is also designed to fit a wide range of enterprise architectures, it empowers both LOB and IT teams, and facilitates communication and collaboration between all rule management stakeholders. In addition, JRules BRMS accelerates time-to-market and lowers total cost of ownership through four key items:
-Collaborative rule management for business teams
-Comprehensive application development and deployment for IT teams
-Superior decision governance for business and IT users
-Robust, scalable and managed rule execution
Lowering cost of ownership, improving communication within teams and accelerating time to market are key items of creating a smarter planet through software!
Check out these two JRules demos to get more information on it's capabilities.
Learn how the WebSphere ILOG JRules Business Rules Management System (JRules BRMS) can automate decision making for data validation, eligibility and pricing in a real-world scenario. This demo shows how JRules BRMS allows organizations to gain a competitive advantage by adapting business systems to evolve with changing business policies and decisions.
Learn how technical users can import an external object model in the WebSphere ILOG JRules Rule Studio development environment. The demo also shows how to use the imported object model to write business rules.
Creating a smarter planet through software!
Application security is very important and interesting. We all do personal business on the web whether it is online banking or shopping. We all expect and demand that our information we enter is secure and not vulnerable to attacks. We also need to assure that the applications we develop are secure. It is our responsibility as developers, to help create a smarter and more secure planet. Rational application security software helps IT and security professionals protect against the threat of attacks and data breaches. If you use applications to collect or exchange sensitive or personal data, your job as a security professional is harder now than ever before. IBM Rational AppScan is a leading application security testing suite designed to help manage vulnerability testing throughout the software development life cycle. Did I mention that it is our most popular demo? AppScan offers automated solutions for all types of security testing - outsourced, individual, and enterprise-wide analysis - and for all types of users - application developers, build managers, quality assurance teams, penetration testers, security auditors, and senior management.
This demo takes you through the process of scanning a Web application for
security vulnerabilities using Rational AppScan Standard Edition.