Trends and technologies such as social, mobile, big data, and cloud are driving businesses to new models of customer interaction and analysis. This confronts developers with new challenges. In response they are shifting to a more open and composable design and development model, and are utilizing a... [More]
Part 1 - Introduction to SOA, ROA, and REST This is a first in a series of posts by Gary Mazo, Senior Software Engineer with IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz), that introduces web services and RESTful services in general and how they are supported in Customer Information Control System... [More]
The IBM z/OS Automated Unit Testing Framework (zUnit) feature of IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz) provides a code-driven unit testing framework for Enterprise COBOL and PL/I developers. zUnit is an automated solution for running and verifying test cases that are implemented in Enterprise... [More]
DevOps is the soup to nuts* concept for true holistic software lifecycle management which brings continuous deployment combined with communication and deep collaborative integrations between engineering and IT infrastructure to stay ahead.
Today started with Kristoff... [More]
The call for papers is open for IBM Innovate 2013 . This year there are two streams: The Technical Exchange @Innovate and Team Directions @Innovate. Full descriptions for these streams and their areas of interest are on the conference website . The submission deadline has been extended to January... [More]
Executive summary : Take the OSLC 2012 Community Survey
and encourage your colleagues to do the same, because it is good for
the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration community and it is good
for you. Share and discuss the survey using #OSLCSurvey on Twitter , and join the OSLC Group on... [More]
Hi! My name is Rebecca Lalez and I’m a social media strategist for IBM Rational.
I think blogs are awesome.
No. Really. They’re fantastic and extremely useful if set up correctly.
The value of blogging goes beyond just sharing your viewpoint with an external audience. It’s not just about... [More]
Hi Everyone, Let's talk about what to do when Packaging Manager locks while installing Rational products. Linux distributions supported by Rational Products (Red Hat, SuSE and Ubuntu) use the Packaging Manager utility - such as rpm (for Red Hat and SuSE) and dpkg (for Ubuntu). If you have other... [More]
Sometimes I wish I had a crystal ball so I could see what you want to read on developerWorks. But I don’t, so I turned to what I do have: History. I went through all of the reports and identified the 12 most popular articles in 2012. I chose twelve articles because, well, it was 2012, although I... [More]
We're calling on Millard Ellingsworth. He is a member of the software development team for Rational Team Concert; a musician and golf enthusiast; and the author of Get ready to Sprint with Rational Team Concert , the featured article this week on developerWorks Rational . What books have influenced... [More]
Auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Those are the three types of learning styles. You may learn best from reading an article on developerWorks. Or, maybe you're a kinesthetic learner and need to do the steps listed in the article. If you're auditory you've probably read the articles aloud... [More]
You wouldn’t buy a pair of shoes without trying them on. Nor would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive. So why would you commit to using software without trying it first?
If you’ve wanted to try a new version of your favorite software or... [More]
I have been asked this question a few times now so that I
decided to post it and the answer for everyone to see.
The question is, “ Can RDz generate an XML Schema from
a COBOL copybook? ”
The answer, in general, is resounding “yes, and much
more”. There are some limitations... [More]
I'm excited about our Birds of a Feather Session at Innovate in Orlando
this year. The title in case you're looking for it in the Agenda Builder is - BOF-1770 Engineers can be social - A look at Collaboration without traditional boundaries. If
you're interested in communities, collaboration,... [More]
We're calling on Bob Aiello, consultant, editor-in-chief of the CM Crossroads website for developers and co-author of Configuration Management Best Practices: Practical Methods that Work in the Real World . This week, he is the author of our developerWorks feature article The true value of agile... [More]
Rational community roll call...that has a nice ring to it. Let's do it! So, the first person we're calling on is Steve Arnold, an IT Specialist for Rational software and the author of this week's featured article. He lives in Twickenham, London with his wife and 5-year-old daughter. Besides time... [More]
Time to think about Innovate 2012 because the call for papers is now open! Here are suggestions for paper topics. The submission deadline is January 9th, 2012. Selected speakers will gain:
Recognition from industry peers. Networking opportunities with 4,000+ industry... [More]
Recently, Chris Cook wrote an excellent article sharing some excellent obstacles enterprises have been hit with as they try to deal with the onslaught of demands in supporting internal-based mobile apps for their workforce as well as the BYOD revolution overtaking these companies.
As a developer, wouldn't you love to log in and simply have all of the development, test and deployment environments that you need at your fingertips? Steve Abrams, Chief Cloud Architect, and Timothy Hahn, Chief Architect for Enterprise Modernization Tools describe what PureSystems really means for... [More]
A first step in mainframe application modernization is to equip development teams with a modern development environment.
Enter IBM Rational’s Integrated Solution for System z Development (ISDz). The tools included in this solution offer a flexible, integrated development... [More]
Super excited to let folk know about some of the new capabilities now available to develop multi-channel web experiences with WebSphere Portal/IBM Customer Experience Suite/IBM Intranet Experience Suite. Here's a quick snapshot, also check the link below as it has some cool videos: New Tooling for... [More]
Rational Application Developer V9.5 Beta is now ‘live’ !
As the IDE of choice for many enterprises today, and in keeping with its mantra as a comprehensive, highly integrated & collaborative Java EE, Web & Mobile IDE optimized for... [More]
Create and use Web services and RESTful services in CICS, Part 2: CICS Atom support as RESTful service This is a second installment in a series of posts that introduces Web services and RESTful services development in IBM's Customer Information Control System (CICS). In Part 1 , we went through an... [More]
That old saying that "the only things guaranteed in life are death and taxes" is incomplete. Change is one constant that can be counted on throughout our careers and private lives. This week Bharath Raj brings us a new series dedicated to helping you understand a change to the features in... [More]
We are pleased to announce the Managed Beta Program for the next version of IBM® Enterprise COBOL for z/OS®. This program is open for clients to submit their nominations. If you have any questions concerning this beta program, the nomination process, or completing the nomination form, please contact... [More]
Learn how to author reports in Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI) by using IBM Cognos Query Studio and IBM Cognos Report Studio.
This is video 1 of 4 in the IBM Rational CLM Reporting tutorial series. For more information about this training path, see the Cognos training... [More]
We're calling on Rosalind Radcliffe, an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Enterprise Modernization Solution Architect responsible for collaborative lifecycle management (CLM) products for IBM System z and Power Systems.
What is the area of software development process that is most... [More]
Say "Hello!" to the Agile Transformation community It's time to transform the way you develop software, and we have just the community to help you out. Visit the Agile Transformation community to learn from industry experts and practitioners who have worked through their own... [More]
Recently there was an article which reinforced many of the same issues that mobile app developers and QA teams are running into during development and post-release. They include such things as device diversity, OS diversity, and even organizational diversity, especially prevalant in enterprise... [More]