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.
This is my grandfather in my grandmother's house coat. Well, the story goes like this - My grandfather went to Cape Cod for the weekend to visit my grandmother and their 3 daughters, who were spending the week on Cape Cod, one summer long long ago. Apparently, my grandfather, somehow fell into the water and did not have a backup set of clothes. He said he had asked my grandmother to bring extra clothes for him, but she says she did not hear that request. So while his clothes were cleaned and dried, he had to sport one of my grandmother's house coats. From the picture, you can see that my grandfather was very happy to document the occasion.
I guess there are 2 morals to this story. First, make sure you communicate your requirements properly. Second, make sure that there are no pictures taken of you, that you don't want put on the internet, 50 years after the fact, by your crazy grandchild. Of course, my grandfather was a big ham and being in advertising and a commercial artist, I'm sure he would love the thought of getting so much exposure (so to speak).
So how does this relate to software development? Let's see how I can stretch this.... You need to understand your development requirements and you also need to communicate them properly to the team and make sure they don't get lost in the shuffle of hectic software development cycles or vacations to Cape Cod..
In this demo, you will see 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 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!
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.
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!
This week I'll be talking about RAD and the runtime analysis feature, the debug tool and reverse transformations.
Within RAD, the runtime analysis feature allows you to view the actual execution of the code, which may be different from the intended behavior. With profiling, you can analyze performance, method execution sequences, thread behaviors and code coverage. With the Runtime Analysis feature, you can do: - Performance Analysis: users can collect method level performance data and view it through statistical views or via the performance call graph - Memory Leak Analysis: users can find memory leaks within their Java code. The leaks can be viewed using the Object Reference Graph to better explore relationships of the object to other objects. - Line Level Code Coverage: shows what code has been executed down to the line level. - Thread Analysis: within a view, thread-view of the behavior code is shown.
All runtime analysis instrumentation is specified via profile configurations (done through a wizard).
RAD provides a comprehensive debug tool. It is a Java and mixed language debugger - Seamless integration when debugging application that calls other languages from Java and vice versa.
It provides Advanced debug support for Websphere Application Server, including EJBs, JSP pages, and servlets. It controls debugging at a higher level and provides the user the ability to stop on entry to every object loaded by the JVM or server. The XSLT debugger enables you to detect and diagnose errors in XSLT Transformations and it displays variables in a logical manner, allowing the user to examine variables more easily.
In addition, RAD provides reverse transformations. It allows teams to work on both the design and the implementation and to reconcile any differences between the two. So for example,let’s say we have an architecture team and an implementation team that are divided, either by geography or because one team is subcontracting to the other, or even by corporate culture. The architecture team completes its version 1.0 of the system, and transforms the model to code.
The implementation team picks up the code and begins to work. The architecture team continues to work on the design, and after some time creates a v1.1 of the architecture. This architecture is forward transformed and integrated with the work done by the implementation team.
So far, so good?
Now, the implementation team introduces a significant deviation from the architecture developed by the architecture team. Here is where the reverse transformation or code-to-model transformation can be used. The implementation team performs the code-to-model transform. The architecture team can then compare/merge this model with the architecture model they are working with. Some changes could be accepted and others could be rejected. Once the reconciliation has occurred, a code-to-model transformation could be performed to conform the implementation with the newest architecture.
When the architectural deviation is introduced, a dialogue would need to take place between the architecture and implementation teams so that both teams could better understand why the deviation was introduced. The forward transformation that occurs after the reconciliation probably would not delete code elements if those code elements were not the product of forward transformation in the first place. The deletion of the code elements would often be done manually.
In summary, IBM Rational Application Developer provides: Web application development J2EE application development Rich Client development Web Services development Visual application development Portal and Portlet application development Code quality tools Software development process guidance
This demo shows a transfer scenario involving a Web application deployed on an IBM® Websphere® Application Server. It takes a look at parking debug sessions and how to transfer debug sessions through Sametime.
It is all about smart software development tools to help create a smarter planet.
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.
A common language brings together two dissimilar partners: the Ruby scripting language and Google's custom format for Android programs. Thanks to the robust toolkits in the JRuby and Android projects, you can write and run Ruby scripts that behave dramatically differently from the typical Android program.
Follow along as Andrew Glover demonstrates using the Ruboto framework to rapidly build and deploy Android applications. See how to create an emulator instance, create a Ruboto project using the command line, code your app, and use a location listener for obtaining GPS information.
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.
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 operations * 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
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!
Software development needs to be smart. Development tool integration is key to smart software development. Let's talk about Rational® Requirements Composer, which is a suite of requirements definition and business prototyping tools. Its graphical editors enable you to quickly develop requirements, construct use cases, build glossaries, create business processes and design user interface sketches and storyboards.
When you define requirements with IBM®Rational Requirements Composer, you can elicit, capture, elaborate, discuss, and review requirements using a variety of requirements definition techniques and collaboration capabilities. Rational Requirements Composer integrates with IBM Rational RequisitePro®, IBM Rational DOORS, and the Jazz-based products IBM Rational Team Concert™ and IBM Rational Quality Manager. Rational Requirements Composer also integrates with IBM Rational Software Architect and other Rational Software Delivery Platform products. Could a development team ask for anything more? Integration and communication is key to a smart development environment, which reduces risks and costs, by increasing team communication within the team tool set.
See the new capabilities in IBM® Rational® Requirements Composer, which expands this application from requirements definition to requirements management. This demo shows you reporting, the Web interface, Web review and approval, collections and snapshots, and collaborative application lifecycle management.
It is all part of creating a smarter planet, beginning with software development!
Using the IBM Optim Performance Manager Extended Insight dashboard
This is a really cool product! A follow-on to DB2 Performance Expert, Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition provides a comprehensive, proactive performance management solution for database applications. You can use Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition to identify, diagnose, solve and prevent performance problems before they impact the business.
In this demo, check out how the Extended Insight capability of Optim™ Performance Manager Extended Edition enables database administrators to understand where database transactions, workloads, and SQL requests are spending their time, such as in the database server, the network, or in the application server. This demo provides tips and techniques for using the Extended Insight dashboard.
For most developers, the use of Build Forge has been confined to using the management console, or the graphical user interface (GUI). Creating and using Rational Build Forge libraries can be a smart programming practice and it is easy in Build Forge. Libraries are useful for extracting repeated code so that it does not have to be re-entered as a step or series of steps in each project; the project can simply utilize the library. Libraries differ from projects only in that they do not use a selector.
Build Forge can also be connected through a client and 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 demo that shows how to create a library, copy a project, inline a basic library and then use it as part of a simple pass/fail chain.
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.
Integrating WebSphere Service Registry and Repository with Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) integrates with Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB).
The integration features for CCMDB in WSRR version 7 are intended to: - Provide demographic configurations information for enhanced service infrastructure visualization. (and to) - Enable SOA teams to involve the operations team for making governance decisions.
A Service Oriented Architecture typically spans across multiple phases like Service Development, Service Deployment and Service Management. Each phase needs a registry and repository optimized to that specific phase and the ability to share information and communicate with other registries and repositories. Across the SOA lifecycle, IBM’s registry and repository offerings provide federated governance capabilities.
The integration of WSRR with CCMDB enables federation of service related meta-data associated with Service Deployment and Service Management.
Tivoli CCMDB contains configuration information relevant to IT Service Management tasks, like: - Application and server topologies, - Relationships and references among logical and physical deployment units - Meta data relating to specific aspects of configuration and management - Automated Service Management processes - Discovery of the hosting infrastructure - (at the same time) WSRR manages service related information for deployment and runtime operations of services.
Meta-data associated to a Service object in deployment lifecycle can be linked with the Configuration object in the management lifecycle of a Service in SOA environments.
This demo shows how to set up the integration of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository with Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database through simple steps. It gives an overview of how this integration provides demographic information of services and involves operations professionals who make governance decisions in service oriented architectures.