Automate vulnerability scanning of web applications with Rational AppScan
By: Bhargav Perepa (email@example.com), WebSphere Architect and Certified IT Specialist, IBM and Sujatha Perepa (firstname.lastname@example.org), Software Client Architect, IBM
A 2011 IBM report revealed that 37% of all security vulnerabilities reported were in web applications. In this article, you use Rational AppScan Standard Edition v220.127.116.11 to automate testing of a sample web service application. The authors, Bhargav Perepa and Sujatha Perepa, also explain regulatory compliance-reporting capabilities.
Using models to design business processes and services
By: Tanya Wolff (email@example.com), Software Quality Developer, IBM
In this overview of designing business processes and services, Tanya Wolff highlights the roles and tools involved, workflows that software architects can use, and the advantages of using modeling tools to assemble the elements. She also explains workarounds and summarizes SoaML modeling practices.
We are pleased feature Contributing Author Steve Hovater
Steve is a Senior Managing Consultant with the IBM Rational Lab Services in the US. Over the past 10 years, he has supported Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, among other military and aerospace customers, on a variety of products, including Rational Apex (Ada), Rational Rose, and Rational Software Architect. Steve holds a master's degree in physics from the University of Alabama. During his 19 year with Rational software, he has been a developer, sales technical representative, trainer, and mentor. Steve specializes in the extension of Rational tools to meet customer requirements, whether it's writing Excel-to-RSA importers, extending Rational Software Architect, or writing custom Eclipse plug-ins. His latest areas of concentration include model reporting with BIRT, Rational Developer for System z extension, Rational Software Analyzer extension, and the Rational Publishing Engine. He resides in Candia, New Hampshire, with his wife Katrina and their indomitable beagle, Skyla.
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