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The hot topic here at Rational is unquestionably Innovate. We are buzzing about the guests and keynote speakers we have lined up. I can't wait to hear what they view to be Next in IBM tech and industry trends. Join us and hear how your Next success is dependent on the systems and software innovations that you and your team make now. If you haven't registered yet, you're running out of time!
Still on the fence? Learn more about the Innovate 2012 keynotes and agenda.
By Murray Cantor
Murray Cantor, PhD, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, shows how to compute the ROI for software or systems in a way that accounts for both uncertainties in future costs and benefits. His formulas gauge whether the ROI measures value received from money spent or predicted ROI from future investments.
Product: Rational FocalPoint
By Kevin Li and Melanie Steckham
Version 12.1 of IBM XL C/C++ introduces language support to help you port code easily to IBM Power Systems and improved compilation time at commonly used optimization levels. This article describes these and other enhancements.
By Kevin Li and Melanie Steckham
Version 14.1 of IBM XL Fortran introduces language support to help you port code easily to IBM Power Systems and improved compilation time at commonly used optimization levels. This article describes these and other enhancements.
By Robin Wood and Rich Knaster
In this pre-conference podcast, Rich Knaster gives a rundown of the highlights that will appeal most to software and systems developers. He also lists 11 reasons that they will benefit from attending this year's conference.
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Murali Dhandapani
Murali Dhandapani is a technical lead for the ISL Operations Software Engineering Service team in the IBM India Software Lab. He has 10 years of experience in various facets of IT and has gained experience in Linux, UNIX, virtualization, high-availability solutions, and Rational source control management tools. He leads the Rational Jazz products infrastructure projects, as well as high-availability and disaster recovery deployment. He is also a co-author of the "PowerHA SystemMirror Cookbook" for Version 7.1.1 for IBM Redbooks.
This week we are also highlighting the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
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Hi, I'm Gabi Zodik and I'm a Manager of Software and Services at IBM Research in Haifa, Israel.
My passion is systems. Systems such as planes, cars, or air traffic control are becoming more and more complex. Although they now provide us with functionality, efficiency, and productivity never before imagined, they are also introducing new engineering challenges. This is especially true in the design and development of engineering systems where the integration of different disciplines — software, hardware – is required.
For example, 10 years ago cars had one or two processors, whereas today a single car may have more than 100 processors running anything from Bluetooth connectivity to proximity sensors. We are developing new methods and tools to help designers cope with the complexity of making all of these things work together, by automating and streamlining the design and development phases.
Streamlining design for systems and software
For more information about this track, contact email@example.com.
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Software development and delivery thrives on the power of group-sourced ideas gained through communities. We want to help you find these communities easily and connect with peers online through the Rational communities and forums hub on developerWorks. It is a showcase of our most active communities related to application lifecycle management, Jazz development, enterprise modernization, agile development, and more.
As ideas and innovations change, so might the communities that support them. We'll make sure those communities are linked here for you as they emerge.
If you'll be at Innovate in Orlando, we have plenty of opportunities for you to learn more about Rational communities. Leaders of these sessions will cover specifics about getting involved in developerWorks, Jazz.net, and our independent user groups, respectively:
Engineers can be social: A look at collaboration without traditional boundaries (BOF-1770)
Get engaged: Getting the most out of Jazz.net portal (DR-2060)
Unleashing the power of the Rational User Community (DR-1977)
How to start up and lead a local IBM Rational User Community (BOF-2411)
"What if I can't make it to these sessions?"
The Exhibition Floor is going to be alive with activity from all of our community members and social media experts:
If I've missed a community gathering that's happening at Innovate, post it in the comments below. I'm sure everyone is getting excited to meet each other in person. Can't make it to Orlando? Then be sure to check these communities often online and make your virtual presence known through blogs and discussion forums. Members at the conference will make sure you're a part of the action, and that you don't miss a thing!
OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration) is the key technology in Rational's integrations of ALM products (and beyond!). Rational isn't the only one using OSLC, nor is it only Rational products that it connects (see more on the OSLC Software page). Given its "key" role, you'd expect to hear a lot about OSLC at Innovate 2012, and you'd be right.
I look forward to meeting many people who I've only worked with remotely at Innovate this year. I am also excited to meet many new people who are interested in OSLC for the first time anywhere!
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Join us at Innovate 2012 to learn what Rational has to offer for SAP
At Innovate you can discover what's next in technology and trends from today's industry leaders. But, there is no next without a winning now. IBM Rational Solutions for SAP will share the stage with customers, business partners and your peers to show you how you can make the most of your investments now by managing complexity, lowering risk, and driving down costs.
By attending, you will learn first-hand about the following concepts for optimizing your SAP deployments through IBM Rational ALM solutions:
There is lot more happening during Exhibit Hall hours!
Join us to understand what SAP has to say about Rational solutions and how SAP implementation can be delivered faster while saving on cost. We’re also announcing exciting new products for SAP during innovate. With this product announcement out, understand how you can unify your SAP and Non SAP delivery environments to achieve faster collaboration and hence implementation! Join us to unveil this along with several exciting technology surprises!!
Know that the approach toward automation regression testing of SAP is fundamentally different from the testing of any other customized applications. Did you know that you can achieve the ongoing operation efficiencies while testing frequent SAP change deployment projects? Do you plan to upgrade SAP from Solution Manager 7.1? Want to learn how IBM Rational Application Lifecycle Management tools help you implement this upgrade faster in meager resources and cost?
Tracks at Innovate 2012 will give you technical know how of these and many such questions!
Visit this website to register : http://www-01.ibm.com/software/rational/innovate/tracks/
Sessions planned at Innovate 2012 :
PA-1570 The Economics of Automated Testing for Packaged Enterprise Applications
PA-1993 Keynote Session Application Lifecycle Management for SAP Powered by IBM Rational
PA-1372 Change Impact Analysis Using SAP Business Process Change Analyzer and IBM Rational Tools
PA-1620 Testing Beyond Projects: Achieving Ongoing Operational Efficiencies using RQM and Certify
PA-1234 Integrated Application Lifecycle Management Using SAP and IBM Rational Tools
PA-1197 What's Next for IBM Rational and SAP
PA-2412 Moving to Solution Manager 7.1 and Collaborative Lifecycle Management
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I know that a lot of people didn't get a chance to attend innovate or missed some of the key note sessions ... I wanted to share the key note session videos here. If you want to see more videos from innovate click here.
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At Innovate 2012 I attended a really interesting session on the (then upcoming) SAP Connector 4.0 release.
Given that this integration is built using OSLC, it made perfect sense to approach the speaker about delivering something similar for the OSLC community.
It is then wonderful news that we've (finally!) booked this presentation for 24 July at 12 noon EDT. You can read more on the OSLC blog, and you can sign-up to attend through IBM SmartCloud Events.
Don't miss the chance to learn more about the solution, and the technology behind it. Don't let your friends, colleagues, or clients miss out either!
By the way, you can also sign-up to be notified of any future OSLC webcasts, and if there is a topic you'd like to present, or know someone who should, make a post on the OSLC forums.
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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 21, 2013!
So, think about ideas for your paper. If you have general questions about submission ideas, leave a comment on this post or use the message board.
UPDATE: Information about all conference tracks is available on the call for papers site, but track chairs for the following subjects have offered ideas about what might make a good paper topic -and- they are eager to hear any ideas that you have for these tracks:
When you have your idea, take a look at these tips for creating an abstract that gets noticed (good advice for many conferences):
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Life is all about learning. To me, the best kind of learning is when others share their experiences with you. This week, Harry Koehnmann shares the experiences of 321 Gang as they worked with agile embedded product-line development with Rational Team Concert.
Don't forget, there's still time to register for Innovate.
Agile embedded product-line development with Rational Team Concert
Tue, Jun 4, 2013. 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM. Room: Northern A3
I am really excited to be involved in this session. We will be running it as a goldfish bowl, which means that there will be a circle of chairs and only people in the chairs may speak BUT if you want to speak you just tap someone on the shoulder and they have to give up their chair! These sessions can be very productive, especially when we get the right people turning up. So who are the right people? Anyone who is interested in how Rational are engaging in online spaces with the wider world. We have invited people from developerWorks, jazz.net, GRUG, the Rational Deployment Wiki, and others. It would also be great to see some of our community members there to find out what you expect, what you like, what you don't like. If you have read this far then you are probably one of the right people. The session description is at the end of this post.
Every year we make a big fuss about Innovate, because it is our biggest opportunity to meet with a large audience face to face. For those attending it is great, for those who can't it can seem like a lot of noise, and I have been in that second group in previous years. So whether or not you can get to Innovate, don't forget that we still have these online spaces and the conversation can continue here, before, during and after the physical event.