It's been an exciting week here as we launch our new Tech Trends Study and get some great news from Evans Data.
Business today has become increasingly mobile and data-driven. Does your organization have the capacity and technology to meet the demand of today's business environment? This is the big question that this IBM Tech Trends Study aims to answer. Please share your thoughts on analytics, cloud, mobile, social, and more.
We were thrilled to find out that in an Evans Data User Choice Survey that Rational took first place. "Users of IBM's Rational tool suite are more satisfied with its features and capabilities than users of any other major software development platform according to the just released Evans Data annual User's Choice Software Development Platform survey, a competitive user satisfaction survey of over 1200 developers conducted in April." Rational was rated as the best in several categories, including application modeling, parallel programming, support for multiple servers and remote development. We also generated the best overall score and topped eight major competitors. Read the release.
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Here are the new articles we published this week:
By Mike Kucera, Software Developer, IBM, Canada
Performance Advisor, introduced in Rational Developer for Power Systems Software 8.5, helps you get better performance from C/C++ applications that run on IBM Power Systems. In this tutorial, Mike Kucera shows you how it works.
By Igor Todorovski, Jean Saad, and Francesco Cassullo, Software Developers, IBM
The authors introduce a test selection technique to reduce the number of test cases used for regression testing without degrading test coverage. It uses profile data from the function tracing feature (functrace) of the XL C/C++ and Fortran compilers to select a minimized and accurate subset of test cases.
By Tim von Niessen, Consulting IT Specialist
Updating contents of datapools, the test data repositories in Rational tester products, becomes time-consuming when test data is not static. Tim von Niessen describes how to use Java to automate the process in Rational Functional Tester, Rational Performance Tester, and Rational Service Tester for SOQ Quality.
This week we are also highlighting the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.