Welcome to the IBM Rational community!
We created this community to help you learn about best practices and uses of our products; to let you visually experience Rational software in action; and share knowledge with others. Learn. Experience. Share. Pretty simple, right?
A colleague recently asked me what my general expectation is for communities. My hunch is this: When we don't know something, we throw our question to the Internet and see what comes back. But when we want specific knowledge, we seek out specific bodies to pose our questions to. Hence, communities.
It's no secret that for communities to be successful, you have to give a little to get what you want out of it. The more you give, the more you get.
For our Rational community, we're attempting the inverse of that. We want to make sure that you get something new each time you visit. That is why we gather information about Rational products and display it in real time on our community home page. You'll get the latest news from sources such as developerWorks, jazz.net, IBM communities and support. And we still have sources to add!
How can you give? Easy. If you see information that you like on the home page, follow the link to add comments or join in the discussion; or pass the information along to colleagues. Do you have a blog on developerWorks? Tag appropriate posts with "rational" to promote them to our home page. Share new thoughts through our message board or wiki.
We are excited to share as much as we can about Rational software through this community. If you have feedback for us, post it to our community message board.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
developerWorks Rational communities
You can promote any entry about Rational software from a developerWorks blog to the Rational community. Simply tag the entry as "rational", and you're done. Your entry will feed to the main section of our home page right alongside publications from the developerWorks and jazz.net libraries.
This is the perfect way to promote your knowledge and share innovative uses of Rational tools with peers and IBMers.
Don't have a blog yet? Start one on developerWorks.
Also, a note of thanks! The announcement about the Rational community during this morning's keynote was very exciting for us. To those of you who have already stopped Sera, Marcel, or I at Innovate with your feedback, thank you! Like all things social, this community will evolve to make it useful for you.
Another year and another Innovate Solutions Center expo drawn to a close. Thanks to all of you who stopped by the developerWorks pedestal #17 to say hello and let Ria and I show you the latest in Rational communities. Some highlights from our time with you included the stamps, of course. (Good luck scoring an iPad!). I was also impressed by the number of IBMers and customers who got started this week setting up their own communities as a vehicle to communicate with users in their own organizations.
Another thought to ponder for your communities is the concept of talkers and lurkers (sorry, but the social media aspect of "lurkers" sticks!). Many of the people we talked with over the past few days were up front about the fact that although they don't always feel like they have much to say in a community, but they do "lurk" and take advantage of any information that their peers can offer. Something to keep in mind when you wonder, "Why don't more people participate?" Perhaps they do, but as a captive audience.
How do you measure the success of your own communities?
We're back from Innovate! The majority of us have sifted through our email backlog, caught up on blog posts, and pushed the limits of network bandwidth to get photos and videos uploaded.
Watching information feed through the Rational community this morning has been nothing short of dizzying. So, here's the slow version of links you might want to check out:
Product news and announcements
Video and media from Innovate
- All social media, videos, and photos can be found through the conference page; But here are a few direct links:
- To see the videos that were done from the Livestream stage at Innovate, follow Scott Laningham's blog. If Bran and Christian interviewed you off-stage, then check out the Innovate play list from the developerWorks YouTube channel.
- Our IBMRational channel on YouTube is being updated throughout the day with coverage from the conference. Note: The upload order should correct itself over the course of the week. If you don't see current videos in the "Date added" column (on the right), scroll down to the 6th or 7th video in the list.
- For photos, see the ibm.rational Flickr stream
- Many other conference participants have uploaded media.
- IBM Rational Support and IBM Electronic support - all media from them summarized nicely in this post
Do you have media that you'd like to share from Innovate? Having trouble finding something? Post a comment.
Happy Social Media Day! (Belated) Did you celebrate? How?
For us, every day is social media day. Sound cliched? Fine. But if you look at the articles, blog entries, and forum posts that have been streaming through our community this week, our sentiment is spot on: Plenty of knowledge being shared here.
In the Rational community, we've added the RSS link for all of the content that we pull through our feature section. Add it to the reader of your choice. Here are some highlights from this week:
- The most significant news centered around new downloads for Rational products (h/t Rational Support)
- The jazz.net community published many tips and tricks for installing ALM tools (RTC, RRC, and RQM 3.0.1) and getting started with lifecycle project administration.
- Last week, we also released a presentation on Supercharging IBM Tivoli software - Rational solutions for optimizing your investments. Slides and the transcript are available on Slideshare.
Happy Tuesday! The following articles went live on developerWorks Rational today:
Title: Collaborative management of software subcontractors
By: Ana Lopez-Mancisidor
Abstract: Software development subcontracting is common, but there are still no clear definition of standards, tools, and risks. This article analyzes benefits and risks to consider and explains how to implement a collaborative framework to manage work with external providers of services.
Technologies: Agile software development, IBM Rational Jazz technologies
Title: Ways to optimize test data parameters for faster, better performance tests
By: Barath Raj Keshavamurthy
Abstract: Setting test data parameters at run time for high-volume load simulations can involve millions of rows and require repeated, intensive I/O activity, which degrades performance. Optimizing parameters in IBM Rational Performance Tester prevents this, so you get faster, more successful results.
Product: Rational Performance Tester
Title: Three ways to take full advantage of Rational Build Forge
By: Ashish Aggarwal
Abstract: Many developers use IBM Rational Build Forge to handle software builds through its management console. But it also has includes an excellent set of command line Java and Perl APIs. Plus, it integrates with Jazz technology-based software which can provides a complete and integrated set of test, build, change and release management tools. This article explains how, complete with sample code.
Product: Rational Build Forge
This week the Rational community
is talking about HTML5; IBM Innovate 2011 India; requirements and work item management; enterprise development; and functional testing.
Also, "Work Item Management with IBM Rational ClearQuest and Jazz
was released by IBM Press on July 17th. Authors Shmuel Bashan and David
Bellagio tightly link theory with proven best practices, offering
implementation guidance, detailed examples, and complete schemas. They
present innovative solutions, introduce advanced customization
techniques, and walk step-by-step through every phase of workflow
development, from requirements through maintenance. They conclude with a
full chapter of sample applications and solutions, ranging from
Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management to SLAs. (h/t IBM Press)
26 July 2011Implement workspaces to model multiple versions of DoDAF 2 architectures
By Franki Schafrik
Learn how to implement IBM Rational System Architect workspaces for different versions of enterprise, as-is, and to-be architectures; for integrating a system of systems; and for trade-off analysis. The author also describes benefits of each scenario and four software tools to analyze workspaces.
Product: IBM Rational System ArchitectHow to configure IBM Rational Change 5.3 to run in FIPS mode
By Pradeep K. Shashidhar
Increase security by following these steps to configure Rational Change 5.3 to run in Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) mode. This article provides code for all configuration changes required in the application, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), and the web server.
Product: IBM Rational ChangeLimited-time offer: Systems Engineering for Dummies, a free IBM ebook
Systems Engineering for Dummies explains what systems engineering is and how it can help you simplify the development of smart, connected products. For a limited time, it's free to download, too.
Products: IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational Software Architect19 July 2011Three ways to do more with Rational Build Forge capabilities
By Ashish Aggarwal
You can use the included command line Java and Perl APIs to handle software builds through IBM Rational Build Forge, rather than the management console. You can also integrate it with Jazz-based testing and change-and-release management tools. This article explains how, complete with sample code.
Product: IBM Rational Build ForgeConfigure secure access for multiple installations of Rational Team Concert
By Murali Dhandapani
For secure access to multiple installations of Rational Team Concert, you need the Network Deployment version of IBM WebSphere Application Server. Learn how to get an SSL certificate and how to install and configure it on each of the profiles created in Version 6.1 or 7.0 of the application server.
Product: IBM Rational Team ConcertBest practices for cloud-based asset-centric collaboration
By Christina Lau and Revathi Subramanian
Learn to achieve collaborative multi-tenancy using Rational Asset Manager
Product: IBM Rational Asset ManagerCollaborative lifecycle management for application lifecycle management
Get a comprehensive introduction to the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management.
Products: IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational Quality Manager, IBM Rational Requirements Composer
How is it Tuesday again already?!
By Wayne Diu
One of the developers of the software guides server administrators in setting up the IBM Rational Design Management Server with the Rational Software Architect Design Manager Server Extension. Then he tells users ways to take advantage of both types of clients for Collaborative Design Management.
Products: Rational Software ArchitectTutorial: Create a custom Rational Team Concert work item
By Seema Gupta
In this hands-on example, you use the Eclipse client with advanced customization in IBM Rational Team Concert tools to create a new type of work item called Risk. Then you can create and monitor different types of risks, especially with agile development and scrum project management methods.
Products: Rational Team ConcertSynchronize or transfer Rational DOORS and HP Quality Center data
By Guru Prasad Ramesh
Version 3.5 of the IBM Rational DOORS for HP Quality Center Interface helps you synchronize Rational requirements data with test and defect data from an HP project. This article explains how to access information from either application or transfer data between the two.
Products: Rational DOORS
Innovate India begins this week! Here's a peek at the agenda.
And if you'll be attending Innovate, check out this session on August 11 where they will talk about the sketching tool in Rational Software Architect. In this blog post by Manoj Paul, he describes this tool as a great feature for those who use Rational Software Architect to create models and digrams, but still aren't comfortable with UML and its semantics. (demo included in blog post)
If agile and lean software development are more your speed, make sure you check out this interview with Scott Ambler. At Innovate 2011 in Orlando, he sat down with Scott Laningham to share his thoughts on being agile and Lean
. (h/t Scott Laningham)
By Jiayun Zhu
Need a low-cost, low-risk way to quickly and cost-effectively update your 3270, 5250, and video terminal (VT) host applications with new web, rich client, and even mobile device UIs? Then you need IBM Rational HATS. Read on for details about the many new functions and features in Version 8.
Products: IBM Rational Host Access Transformation ServicesDebugging techniques for IBM Rational Change runtime problems
By Ritesh Nigam
When you know some of the debugging techniques for any runtime problem in IBM Rational Change enterprise change management software, you might be able to fix it yourself. Even if you do call tech support, you'll be better prepared. So either way, you'll save considerable time and avoid frustration.
Products: IBM Rational ChangeWhy going APE would improve software development
By: Randall C. Masciana
Abstract: Tools should assist in creating and testing end-to-end component software, but we now expect developers to use tools to corral a multitude of resources from various disciplines, says the author. He proposes that we let "Autonomous Programming Experts (APEs)" return to developing end-to-end software.This week we are also highlighting the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
Items that do not have abstracts were posted in page sections that do not utilize abstracts.Home pageRational Host Access Transformation Services home page:An introduction to HATS mobile device support
This article summarizes the support provided by IBM® Rational® Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) that allows access to character-based 3270 and 5250 host applications from mobile devices, such as cellular phones, data collection terminals, and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The author assumes that readers have a working knowledge of HATS capabilities and application development tasks.Use EGL Rich UI and HATS to integrate green-screen applications in your SOA
This article summarizes the Enterprise Generation Language Rich User Interface (EGL Rich UI) support provided in IBM's EGL tooling products; Rational® Developer for System z® with EGL, Rational Developer for i for SOA Construction, and Rational Business Developer, in combination with Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS). Using these solutions you can quickly and easily create Web applications to access business logic and transactions contained within character-based 3270 and 5250 applications in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment..Leveraging 3270 or 5250 data within Web-based mashup applications
Learn how to extract 3270 or 5250 data using IBM® Rational® Host Access Transformation Services, which can then be formed into an Atom data feed. This data feed can be utilized by IBM Mashup Center to consolidate with other data sources to create a new situational application for business users. We present an example of extracting data from a 3270 financial application, creating an Atom feed, cataloging that feed, and using that data to create an information dashboard for a loan officer.HATS HotSpotWinnebago implements cost-effective web-based services with IBM Rational HATSHATS in the Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for Power SystemsHATS in the Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for System z
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 shouting out what you’re thinking to (hopefully) masses of people.
It’s an easy way for you to improve your thinking and writing skills as an individual. And, it’s an amazing way to add value to conversation and thereby increasing your own personal eminence.
But, do things the wrong way and your blog will slowly turn into one of the ~94% of blogs that have grown stale, unvisited and generally useless.
There are three actions I ask people to read through before getting started on a new blog:
Step 1: Deciding if you should be blogging
There are so many different blogs out there, so, before you get started with something new, make sure you can answer yes to the following questions:
- Do you have the time to commit to writing at the very least one post/month?
- Do you have enough content, or is the subject broad enough, to keep the blog going for the long-term?
- Does your target audience really need a new blog? (It’s ok if you’re your target audience. I write a blog for my own benefit, too.)
If you couldn’t answer “yes”, maybe the answer is for you to contribute to an existing blog that deals with the same interests that you have. Consider reaching out to an existing blog author and see if they’d let you contribute a guest post.
Step 2: Naming your blog
This might seem like a really easy step, but in reality it’s pretty difficult. When you're picking a blog name, it's tempting to be really specific about the focus, however, most bloggers who take this route are disappointed after a few posts because the path or breadth of their knowledge changes course. Choose a blog title that has longevity.
Use the following questions to help you get started:
- What kind of information will people gain from your blog?
- What interest area are you really focusing on?
- Which search terms does your target audience use to find the subjects you'll talk about in your blog?
Step 3: Writing blog posts
Now that you've got a name for your blog, you're going to want to start writing. Here is some advice to make your blog posts shine:
- Make your opinion known: People like blogs, they like blogs because they are written by people and not corporations. People want to know what people think, crazy as it sounds they want to know what you think. Tell them exactly what you think using the least amount of words possible.
- Link like crazy: Support your post with links to other web pages that are contextual to your post.
- Write less: Give the maximum amount of information with the least amount of words. Time is finite and people are infinitely busy. Blast your knowledge into the reader at the speed of sound. 250 words is enough. A long post is easier to forget and harder to get into. A short post is the opposite.
- Make headlines snappy: Contain your whole argument in your headline. Check out National newspapers to see how they do it.
- Include bullet point lists: We all love lists, it structures the info in an easily digestible format.
- Make your posts easy to scan: Every few paragraphs insert a sub heading. Make sentences and headlines short and to the point. Images are also helpful.
- Be consistent with your style: People like to know what to expect, once you have settled on a style for your audience stick to it.
- Litter the post with keywords: Think about what keywords people would use to search for your post and include them in the body text and headers. make sure the keyword placement is natural and does not seem out of place.
- Edit your post: Good writing is in the editing. Before you hit the submit button, re-read your post and cut out the stuff that you don’t need.
- Keep confidential, confidential: Make sure the information you're sharing is ok for external use. If you're not sure, contact legal and ask or choose a different topic.
- Give credit where credit is due: If you're using a different source, make sure you give them credit. For example, this list was created with the help of problogger.net.
These are the tips we share with new bloggers in Rational. What tips do you have for keeping your blog fresh? Any advice on overcoming writer's block?
The following items went live on developerWorks Rational
today:Get the maximum value from your enterprise architecture consultant
By Franki Schafrik
Many companies hire consultants to set up enterprise architecture or implement best practices, but the engagements are not always successful. These practical tips for choosing and collaborating with consultants, based on real-world experiences, will help you maximize the value of your investment.
Products: IBM Rational System ArchitectAn easier way connect components to SAP server functions: Part 1
By Ellen L. Chen
Java EE tools in Rational Application Developer 8.0 make it easier to generate a J2C (JCA) connector bean for a SAP resource adapter. This guide shows a quick way to create a simple JavaServer Page (JSP) that uses the bean to access SAP server functions in an enterprise information system (EIS).
Products: IBM Rational Application DeveloperAn easier way connect components to SAP server functions: Part 2
By Ellen L. Chen
This final part demonstrates how to create a JavaServer Page (JSP) and test the Java Connector Architecture bean that you created in Part 1. You use JEE connector tools in IBM Rational Application Developer 8.0 to connect with a SAP server in an enterprise information system (EIS).
Products: IBM Rational Application Developer
This week we are also highlighting the following item on our home page and product page that you may find of interest.
It does not have an abstract as it was posted in page sections that do not utilize abstracts.Home page
and Rational Team ConcertPodcast: IBM's Scott Ambler on being agile and leanWe are delighted to showcase Contributing Author Vaibhav Srivastava.
Vaibhav Srivastava is a member of the Rational Quality Management Team in the IBM India Software Laboratory in Bangalore, India. He has been using Jazz technology and Rational Team Concert since their early milestones.
Before his current role, he worked on Eclipse-based applications, such as Rational Manual Tester and its integration with Rational Functional Tester for keyword solutions. Vaibhav has also worked for the IBM DB2 team on analyzing various reporting tools for use in a production environment.
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This week, our articles and updates focus on Rational Software Architect. There is new information to help you get the most out of converting UML and BPMN model elements.
Convert UML and BPMN model elements to different types automatically
Author: Lidija Grahek (firstname.lastname@example.org), Advisory Software Developer, IBM Canada
In early phases of design, you might use a UML class and later realize that you need a UML component, instead. Previously, you had to perform several steps manually to replace the element. The element conversion feature introduced in Rational Software Architect 8.0.2 automates all of those steps.
There is also updated information about
extending the topology editor in Rational Software Architect, and adding custom topology validators to the tool. Thanks to Andre Zwanziger and Sebastian Herden of IT Architecture Consulting Group, Magdeburg; and Chad Holliday and Tim McMackin of IBM Rational software for these updates.
Extending the topology editor with custom technology domains
Rational Software Architect includes modeling elements for databases, application servers, and Java applications. These are usually enough to model any type of system or software. However, you can use the Topology Domain Generation Toolkit to create custom elements. This tutorial demonstrates how.
Add a custom topology validator using Rational Software Architect
Validators enforce conditions on a model element in a topology, create an error message in the diagram, and suggest an optional resolution to correct the condition. This tutorial describes how you can add a custom validator to IBM Rational Software Architect.
Managing parallel development and releases with Rational Team Concert
By: Mark Roberts
By using streams for stages of development, IBM Rational Team Concert provides a complete parallel development and release structure. This article covers delivering work from one stream to another, managing releases and emergency fixes, and controlling who can deliver changes to specific streams.
Products: IBM Rational Team ConcertIntegrate Mercurial version control with IBM Rational Build Forge
By: Fan Hu
Learn how to write an adaptor to integrate the open source Mercurial distributed version control tool with IBM Rational Build Forge build and release management software, how to parse and extract the details into the Bill of Materials, or BOM, and how to determine whether new change sets are coming.
Products: IBM Rational Build ForgeHow to work with Rational Client Support, Part 2
By: Kelly Smith
Find out what the technical support that you get when you license Rational software includes and doesn't, plus what to do before you call tech support. This article even includes a handy chart to help you determine the business impact and severity of your issue.This week we are also highlighting the following item on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
Items that do not have abstracts were posted in page sections that do not utilize abstracts.IBM Rational Team Concert 3.0 available on IBM Smart Business CloudPlay in the Jazz sandboxEvaluate: IBM Rational Team Concert V3.0Evaluate: Rational Host Access Transformation Services V8We are delighted to showcase Contributing Author Mark Lines.
Mark lives in Calgary, Canada. He is a co-founder of Unified Process Mentors (www.UPMentors.com) and acts as an agile software development coach to help companies adopt agile practices in a disciplined fashion. He was a founding member of IBM's Methods Client Advocacy Group and is considered an expert on various versions of the Unified Software Development Process, such as the IBM Rational Unified Process and OpenUP.
Mark moderates the IBM developerWorks forum on "Methods, and Practices: Rational Unified Process, OpenUP, Harmony, and other agile methods." He has been teaching IBM Rational courses related to software development and Rational tools across Canada since 2002. He also speaks frequently internationally, writes for many publications, and is an IBM developerWorks Contributing Author. He is currently writing a book with Scott Ambler on IBM's Disciplined Agile Delivery approach.
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By Jyothi Nagabhushana Rao and Satyajit Panda
IBM Rational Focal Point project, product, and product portfolio management software is highly suitable for any type of workflow-based management. This article describes how to customize it to create a bid management (proposal management) system to increase your efficiency and success rates.
Product: IBM Rational Focal PointCreate interactive diagrams for web pages with the Dojo Diagrammer
By Emmanuel Tissandier and Eric Durocher
IBM ILOG Dojo Diagrammer, included in the WebSphere Application Server Feature Pack for Web 2.0 and Mobile, is a set of components and services for creating interactive web diagrams. These instructions take you through using it with IBM Rational Application Developer for an organizational chart.
Product: IBM Rational Application DeveloperA guide to using the Rational Application Developer build utility
By Mattia Parigiani
The Rational build utility is a scriptable tool that you can use to automate headless builds of projects that you create with IBM Rational Application Developer. This guide includes a tutorial to help you get started.
Product: IBM Rational Application Developer
By: Lee J. Byrnes
After you have installed IBM Rational DOORS Web Access requirements management software, this article guides you through configuring the multiple tiers of the application. Then it explains how to scale the components to balance larger loads as your business needs increase.
Product: IBM Rational DOORS Web AccessTest terminal-based applications automatically with Rational Functional Tester
By: Shi Ming Qu
The IBM Rational Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications helps you create test scripts to automate host application test cases. This article explains how to use this tool, so you can make terminal-based application testing not only easier but automatic.
Product: IBM Rational Functional TesterNew: Agile Antswers blog
By: blog moderated by Anthony Crain
Is your team moving to agile development methods? Then check out this developerWorks blog moderated by Anthony Crain. Ask questions, get answers.This week we are also highlighting the following item on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.Virtual briefing: What's new in IBM Rational DOORS 9.3 - OSLC and moreWebcast: Streamlined Build and Deployments powered by Jazz (September 20 - 11:00 AM EST)Virtual event: Collaborative Enterprise Development Powered by JazzEvaluate: IBM Rational DOORS Web AccessEvaluate: Rational Functional TesterAccess Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management in the cloudProject Portfolio Management - Making IBM effectiveWe are thrilled to feature Contributing Author Tilak Mitra
Tilak Mitra lives in the city of Coconut Creek in the sunshine state, Florida. Professionally, he does enterprise-scale, complex IT architectures, designs software, and builds systems, primarily within the industrial sector. When he is not leading teams on client engagements, he evangelizes how a service orientation can be leveraged as a means to foster building business-aligned, resilient IT systems. When he is not at work, he satiates his passion for sports through the game of cricket, which he actively plays, braving the Florida sun for seven hours on weekends. He carries his favorite Nikon D7000 as his lens into the world of the creativity of nature and human behavior. Tilak has written close to 25 technical articles and has co-authored two books: SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility
(IBM Press, 2008) and Executing SOA: A Practical Guide for the Service-Oriented Architect
(IBM Press, 2008), both of which are available on on Amazon. Reach him at email@example.com.
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Develop and debug Java apps faster with this free lightweight server
By: Chi Runhua
IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 3.0 is a free lightweight server that you can use to rapidly develop and debug Java applications in Rational Application Developer 8.0.3. You can later migrate the applications to a full-featured WebSphere Application Server production environment.
Products: IBM Rational Application DeveloperDefine and track operational requirements, Part 2
By: Fabio Castiglioni and Giulia Caliari
First, you'll build test cases for pre-production tests that represent real stress conditions on a new system. Then you'll use IBM Rational Quality Manager to track relationships with requirements and translate the stress test case into scripts that verify the expected system loads and constraints.
Products: IBM Rational Quality ManagerA guide to Jazz source control management in Rational Team Concert
By: Mark Prout
The IBM Rational Jazz source control management (SCM) system that is part of Rational Team Concert differs slightly from similar systems. This article explains the components and their advantages, then and gives both basic and detailed overviews of how you can use these SCM tools.
Products: IBM Rational Team ConcertThis week we are also highlighting the following item on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.Evaluate: IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle ManagementEvaluate: IBM Rational Team ConcertEvaluate: IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere SoftwareReplay: Collaborative Enterprise Development Powered by JazzEvaluate: IBM Rational Quality Manager with Rational Test Lab ManagerReplay: Testing on the Cloud powered by Jazz
By Thomas Fritz, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia and Meghan Allen, Lecturer, University of British Columbia
Part 1 introduces the team and work item features in IBM Rational Team Concert collaborative project management software. It is intended for student collaboration on a small software development project and assumes basic knowledge of agile development and scrum project management methods. We celebrate developerWorks' 12th birthday by giving you 12 gifts
By Robin Wood, developerWorks Rational Acquisition Editor, IBM
This is developerWorks' 12th anniversary, so we're celebrating by giving you 12 gifts. There's even a gift registry, so you can request what you want if you don't find it in any of these packages.Using Rational Team Concert for a software engineering class project, Part 2
By Thomas Fritz, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia and Meghan Allen, Lecturer, University of British Columbia
Part 2 explains working with iteration plans and Jazz source control in Rational Team Concert collaboration software, including sprint backlogs, product backlogs, and user stories. Basic knowledge of agile development and scrum project management methods will help students understand the context.Advanced customizations in Rational Team Concert project areas, Part 2
By Seema Gupta, Project Manager, Smart Deployment Factory, IBM
Part 2 explains how to customize work items according to roles that team members are assigned to in IBM Rational Team Concert collaborative project management software. You will create a role-based value set and associate it with the Defect type of custom work item that you created in Part 1. We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Ben Lieberman
Ben Lieberman is the principal architect for BioLogic Software Consulting, and he has more than 14 years of software architecture and information technology experience in various fields, including telecommunications, airline travel, e-commerce, government, financial services, and life sciences. He holds a doctorate in biophysics and genetics from the University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, in Denver, Colorado. Ben provides consulting and training services on software architecture, requirements analysis, software analysis and design, configuration management, and development process improvement. His consulting services are based on the best practices of software development, with specializations in object-oriented architectures and distributed computing, particularly Java-based systems and distributed website development (Java Enterprise Edition, or JEE), Microsoft .NET, and C++ based client/server systems. He has provided software architectural services to corporations, such as EchoStar, Comcast, Trip Network Inc., Galileo International; to educational institutions, such as Duke University and the University of Colorado; and to governmental agencies, such as the US Department of Defense and the US Mine Safety and Health Administration. He is also an IBM developerWorks Contributing Author and has written a book on software modeling and numerous software-related articles.
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With Enterprise PL/I for z/OS you can leverage more than 30 years of IBM experience in application development to facilitate your new On Demand Business endeavors, helping integrate PL/I and web-based business processes in web services, XML, Java, and PL/I applications. This compiler’s interoperability lets you capitalize on existing IT investment while smoothly incorporating new, web-based applications as part of your organizations infrastructure.
Enterprise PL/I for z/OS is an integral part of the comprehensive application development environment delivered with IBM Rational Developer for IBM System z® software—providing a robust, integrated development environment (IDE) for PL/I and connecting web services; Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications; and traditional business processes.
IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V4.2 delivers:
- Additional utilization of the latest IBM zEnterprise™ 196 architecture for improved compiler performance
- Compiler enhancements to improve debugging with the IBM Debug Tool
- XML generation for improved web interoperability
- SQL preprocessor and SQL support enhancements
- Productivity improvements including new options and messages