Modified on by Darrel Rader
When I found out that our session on Non Traditional Enterprise learning was scheduled for the last time slot on Wednesday afternoon .. right before everyone goes to the Animal Kingdom theme part, my expectations for a lot of live attendees went way down.
Having said that, maybe this is an opportunity to show how non-traditional learning really works. Traditional learning ... which is what we're doing at the conference has it's limitations ... like being scheduled at a time that isn't great ... or like being in Orlando when you live in Sidney ... or being part of a 4 day conference ... which you can't get away from work to attend even if it was in your city.
Here is my presentation that I'll be sharing in about 2 hours ... Would love to engage with people here, or twitter .. or on my profile wall .. or any other way that works for you.
If you tweet .. please use the hashtag #session_SB_1422
Modified on by Hazel Woodcock
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.
BOF-2595: Tell us how you use communities to learn about software and systems development. Meet the folks behind these communities and give them feedback on what's working, what you would like to see and what other sites you visit. During this discussion, you will have a chance to shape the future of your community presence. Here's some IBM Rational Community sites to check out: The Rational community (ibm.co/rationalcommunity), Agile Transformation community (ibm.co/getagile), Rational Product and Systems Engineering community (ibm.co/systems-community) and IBM Rational cafes (ibm.co/em-cafes). IBM Rational is also introducing learning circles where people can work together through a predefined set of material to learn a subject and discuss it with subject matter experts.
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.
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Agile embedded product-line development with Rational Team Concert
Harry Koehnemann describes the problems that hardware, software, and project management teams at 321 Gang faced, the practices and tool changes that helped them, and what challenges remain in adopting agile methods for development of embedded, product line systems
Product: Rational Team Concert
Server-side mobile app development with IBM MobileFirst
Part 1. IBM Worklight adapter integration with Java business logic, using Rational Application Developer and Worklight Studio
Product: Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
Rational software demos to suit your learning style
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IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
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Rational DOORS Next Generation
How to produce a simple report in Rational Publishing Engine 1.2
Learn how to use IBM Rational Publishing Engine to build a simple document template linked to a running data source, IBM Rational DOORS requirements management software. The demo shows steps to generate, test, and fine-tune the report and publish it in PDF, Microsoft Word, and HTML formats.
Introduction to IBM Rational Publishing Engine for beginners
In this introduction to how IBM Rational Publishing Engine works, you'll get an overview of the components and what they do. This demonstration also shows details, such as opening Document Studio, opening a document specification, pointing the document specification to a data source, and generating reports.
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):
- Show measurable results: There is a big difference between saying “This worked for us” and “We achieved a 35% Return on Investment”. Measurable results are a great way to prove the effectiveness of your strategies to your audience.
- Use real-life examples: There is no substitute for experience. Audiences love to hear directly from people who have implemented winning strategies. If you’re an IBMer or an IBM Business Partner, team up with a client to bring your story to life. If you’re a client, dedicate some of your time to letting your audience know how things really worked, or didn’t!
- Avoid sales pitches: Infomercials are not welcome. Audiences want to learn how to be successful; if that includes a mention of a specific product or service, then great. If that focuses solely on a given product or service, then audiences will tune out. If you came to advertise, you should participate in our solution center.
- Explain the big picture: how your organization collaborated: Software delivery is a team sport. And while your presentation may focus on a specific aspect of software delivery, it likely has impacts on other areas of, or individuals within, your organization. Don’t forget about those impacts, tell us how you integrated and collaborated with other tools, areas or individuals. We want to understand the full impact of your strategies.
- Speak to your industry: Sometimes your successful strategies will be dependent on circumstances unique to your organization. Consider generalizing your guidance so that it will apply to others in similar industries or more generic situations.
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!
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.
at Innovate 2012 to learn what Rational has to offer for SAP
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.
attending, you will learn first-hand about the following concepts for
optimizing your SAP deployments through IBM Rational ALM solutions:
your team and outsourced partner collaboration and efficiency
your SAP customization and integration development lifecycle
faster impact analysis of change request
resources, tools and processes across SAP and non-SAP projects
up the delivery of your SAP changes
your SAP quality management, test creation and test execution faster
the time, risk and cost of SAP deployment and maintenance efforts
lot more happening during Exhibit Hall hours!
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!!
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?
Innovate 2012 will give you technical know how of these and many such
planned at Innovate 2012 :
PA-1570 The Economics of Automated Testing for Packaged Enterprise Applications
- Date & time: June 4, 11AM - noon
- Place: Oceanic 6
- Speakers: Warren Kaufman, Colgate-Palmolive, Shoeb Javed, Worksoft, Inc.
PA-1993 Keynote Session Application Lifecycle Management for SAP Powered by IBM Rational
- Date & time: June 4, 1:45 PM 2:45 PM
- Place: Oceanic 6
- Speakers: Evan Stoddard, SAP; James Hunter, IBM
PA-1372 Change Impact Analysis Using SAP Business Process Change Analyzer and IBM Rational Tools
- Date & time: June 4, 3 - 4 PM
- Place: Oceanic 6
- Speaker: Rajeev Gollapudi, SAP
PA-1620 Testing Beyond Projects: Achieving Ongoing Operational Efficiencies using RQM and Certify
- Date & time: June 4, 4:14 - 5.45 PM
- Place: Oceanic 6
- Speaker: Jim Siegel, Worksoft, Inc
PA-1234 Integrated Application Lifecycle Management Using SAP and IBM Rational Tools
- Date & time: June 5, 10.30 - 11.30 AM
- Place: Oceanic 6
- Speakers: Steven B. Pitschke, IBM; Joseph Derr, IBM
PA-1197 What's Next for IBM Rational and SAP
- Date & time: June 5, 1:45 - 2:45 PM
- Place: Oceanic 6
- Speakers: Bernd Eberhardt, IBM; Rajeev Gollapudi, SAP
PA-2412 Moving to Solution Manager 7.1 and Collaborative Lifecycle Management
- Date & time: June 5, 1:45 - 2:45 PM
- Place: Oceanic 6
- Speaker: Chris Trueman, IntelliCorp
- There are 27 sessions that (at least mention) OSLC, and you can see them all at a glance.
- The Integration Center shows off integrations of IBM, partner, competitor, and open source software, all powered by OSLC.
- OSLC community participants, implementers, supporters, and their lucky guests have an opportunity to socialize, network and share their passion about solving the "integration problem" using OSLC at a Hospitality Suite.
- Integration developers, open source aficionados, and those just looking for a relaxed technical discussion should plan to join the Eclipse Lyo Chat.
If you keep your eyes and ears open, you'll likely see OSLC popping up in even more places. (e.g. If you're attending the Executive Summit, there will be a great talk about the business value of OSLC.)
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!
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)
June 4, 12:45 - 1:30 PM. Room: Oceanic 1 - Dolphin
Let IBM know how you use developerWorks content and communities to learn more about software and systems development, agile, cloud computing, mobile development and the latest, PureSystems. Meet the folks behind these communities and let them know what's working, what you want to see, and what other sites you visit. You can also meet our team of editors to learn how you can be a published author through developerWorks. But don't wait until Innovate. Join the discussion about this session now on the Rational community blog.
Get engaged: Getting the most out of Jazz.net portal (DR-2060)
June 4, 1:45 - 2:45 PM. Room: Australia 2 - Dolphin
Jazz.net is the public development portal and community website for Rational Jazz-based products. Attendees learn how to get the most out of Jazz.net so they can get what they want out of their tools. Participants can track the development teams` plans and activities, submit defects and requests, download the latest milestones, get answers to questions, and learn about how to use the tools more effectively. Jazz.net is all about helping users engage with developers and the broader community.
Unleashing the power of the Rational User Community (DR-1977)
June 3, 2:45 - 3:45 PM. Room: Southern II - Dolphin
The Rational User Community (nee the Global Rational User Group) independently represents more than 25,000 IBM Rational solutions users, with more than 90 regional groups spread across five continents. These groups provide an average of three meetings every week, some of which are delivered as virtual events to the whole Rational User Community. Each meeting or presentation enables an open forum to promote the exchange of information and real-world know-how between customers and with IBM Rational. They bring together bright minds and bright ideas on a regular basis, promoting an open and honest discussion and the chance to learn and share how to succeed with IBM Rational methods and tools. At this session learn what the Rational User Community can do for participants and their organizations' investments in IBM Rational solutions to maximize return on investment and benefit of a software delivery organization.
How to start up and lead a local IBM Rational User Community (BOF-2411)
June 4, 12:45 - 1:30 PM. Room: Oceanic 3 - Dolphin
This session is designed for all current, new, and potential IBM Rational User Community (RUC) leaders, providing the opportunity to learn from each other, share ideas and experiences, and enhance the experience for regional RUC members.
"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:
- Agile Transformation community: An entire section of the room filled with experts who want to help you improve your organization's agile development strategy. If you belong to this community on developerWorks, make sure you stop by to meet other members!
- Global Rational User Community: Look for them at pedestal #36 in the Solutions Center. They'll be happy to answer any questions that you have about Rational User Groups in your region.
- Jazz.net and Rational Cafes: The Developers Zone is the place to be to learn how you can collaborate with IBM developers through these communities year-round to track development, milestone releases, and overall, improve your day-to-day use of Rational tools.
- developerWorks: Look for them at pedestal #35 in the Solutions Center to learn more about Rational communities, plus those that have formed around PureSystems, cloud computing, mobile development, and web development.
- connectED lounge: Past attendees will remember this space as the Social Media lounge. Stop by to ask questions about how to give you and your business a visible boost through social media. Get a cool prize for visiting. Also look for social concierges to help you navigate social media for Innovate.
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!
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
One of two system complexity problems we're tackling is system design. Even the best engineers need to spend days or weeks testing possible design options to find the best ones. Looking at the car again, when designing a car, an engineer has to choose which kind of exhaust system is best, while taking into account engine performance, exhaust pressure, temperature, vibrations, and more.
Our new design space exploration tool helps ease this challenge by automatically exploring different design options, while taking into account the different parameters and constraints involved. The system engineers get a reduced collection of the optimal and practical solutions to choose from based on their experience – all in minutes.
Although optimization solutions of this type are already used to solve work shift scheduling, transportation or finance problems, this is the first time they're being used in the world of systems engineering to automate the design process. IBM expects the market opportunity for embedded systems to reach billions of dollars per year.
A fusion of development and operations efforts
We also developed a tool, called Weaver, that eases the hand-off between application developers and system administrators. A developer may not know how the software will be used, the hardware it will run or, or the operating environment. And an administrator may not have the expertise to debug the software or maintain it. As a result, deployment can mean serious overhead cost associated with testing, planning the deployment, finding workarounds for issues, and encountering bugs for the first time.
Weaver brings together two formerly separate processes. This new approach combines software development with a programming and modeling environment to develop the infrastructure on which the software will be deployed. Created in parallel to the software itself, this environment defines all the deployment platform characteristics such as IO, memory requirements, disk size, and anything else needed for the operating environment or virtual environment. By doing all of this in parallel, everything from diagnostics to testing the deployment process becomes much more efficient.
In short, we're creating more automation and more efficiency in the design and development of complex systems.
If you've registered for Innovate 2012, these trends are just a few of the topics being presented at the Imagine track at Innovate 2012, June 3-7 in Orlando, Florida. If you have any questions about these topics, leave a comment for me here.
For more information about this track, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.