Want to stand out from your peers? Want to understand which emerging technologies and open source projects are changing the world and why? Then join us May 20th in a CrowdChat to discuss open technologies powering today's cloud and mobile environments and reshaping systems engineering.
Join hosts Sean Kennedy ( @seanpk8 ) , OSLC Community Development Leader at IBM , and David Ings ( @ingsings ) , Program Director, Open Technology and Partnerships, IBM Software Group to talk about the new OpenTechnology Summit coming up at Innovate... [More]
Everyone has a favorite meal that their mom prepares, right?
I really love my mom’s mushroom soup because she prepares it exactly the way I like it. My wife always tried to prepare it whenever I missed my mom, and I was very thankful for that. However, even though my wife used my mom’s recipe and the same ingredients, it just wasn’t my mom’s soup. I know she even called my mom to ask for some tips but it still didn’t taste the same! Finally, my wife and mom prepared the soup together and... [More]
Are you interested in IBM solutions, but would prefer a hands-on experience before making a decision? Back by popular demand, technical workshops at IBM Innovate 2014 can help answer your questions by letting you work directly with the latest technologies.
Building the bridge to DevOps—Leveraging the IBM Collaborative Development solution — See how the IBM Collaborative Development solution is able to span the complete lifecycle of... [More]
Have you heard about IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation ? It is the new version of IBM Rational DOORS, which is the requirements management module in the IBM Systems and Software Engineering solution.
If you are already using IBM Rational DOORS , don't get upset over the transition to Rational DOORS Next Generation! This is a transition that does not have to happen all at once and will probably affect clients in many different ways. If you are just beginning to explore Rational DOORS,... [More]
Today’s high-tech savvy consumers are much more demanding of quality—even for the most cutting-edge and high-tech electronic innovations. Automobiles, medical devices, mobile phones and electronics manufacturers all face the challenge of delivering the latest innovations to market (while trying to avoid getting blasted on social media because of poor quality). More than ever, test engineering teams for electronics manufacturers are on the frontlines trying to ensure the highest product quality for increasingly complex systems.
My career in modeling
Early in my career as an automotive engineer, I was exposed to modeling. Growing up I had often thought that I might go into modeling, but I had envisioned something completely different. Nonetheless, I was initially excited by the prospect of creating a graphical specification of a system.
Shortly after I started modeling, I was unfortunately introduced to the challenges of collaborating on a design. Even worse were the design reviews! Preparing for the review was a tedious... [More]
Guest post by Tammy Kulesa
World Wide Industry GTM Manager
Energy & Utilities / Chemicals and Petroleum
IBM Rational, Software Group
For the first time, IBM will host an Energy Day at Innovate 2014. This energy forum will explore progress in clean energy over the last decade and look into the future at trends, technologies, challenges, and innovations in the energy industry. The forum will include a panel on the role of technology and systems engineering in the nuclear industry, a view into... [More]
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
Douglas Adams , author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy .
The need for speed in the development lifecycle of a product is no longer just desired; it is essential for organizations to remain competitive. While this approach breeds innovation, it also breeds terror of upcoming deadlines.
When I first started working in the telecommunications industry in the early 1990s, the... [More]
This week at Impact has been full of thought-provoking sessions and interactions with folks from IBM and attendees from companies around the world. The Expo floor was full of attendees asking about DevOps, and many folks specifically around the Release & Deploy pedestal were asking two recurring questions; one, "What is DevOps," and two, "Is deployment automation the same thing as DevOps?"
This misconception has come up more and more lately, as DevOps has grown in... [More]
Innovate@SPEED is your fast track to driving success in lean transformation and continuous delivery platforms. And where is this fast track?...in The Pit Stop.
Location: Innovate EXPO - Dolphin Hotel - Lower Level, Atlantic Hall
Sun, 01 Jun
06:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Mon, 02 Jun
12:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Tue, 03 Jun
12:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Wed, 04 Jun
12:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.... [More]
Many clients ask me how they can scale basic enablement on IBM tools and practices to achieve a minimum core competency without a lot of investment. Sometimes this involves thousands of users or a few who only need a self-paced introduction with minimum impact. This is the first of a two-part blog post on IBM learning circles , which provide a great solution and add the benefit of social collaboration.
New York delis
New York is famous for its delis. They can be found on almost every corner in... [More]
The IBM Impact general session this morning was all atwitter (social media joke) as attendees discussed the conference kickoff, before, during and after it occurred.
Tangerine Bank CEO, Peter Aceto laid out the company philosophy as well as the strategic partnership with IBM that has led to Tangerine's organizational and technological goals. Reducing deployment times to multiple, complex environments from several days to 30 minutes with IBM Pure Application Systems was certainly a measurable highlight.
In my job, I routinely find myself talking with clients about using modeling to support their systems engineering activities. The discussion usually focuses on the challenges a team is having, and most of their difficulty can often be traced back to a lack of understanding of what modeling is. This is the same issue I saw many students struggling with when I taught introductory modeling classes. In this blog post, I will try to present modeling as simply a formalization of what we, as humans, do all the time: abstract. We do this without even... [More]
There are many ways to reuse assets, and although some of these ways may not be as efficient as others, it just makes sense to reuse work that has been previously done. Today, reuse of assets is commonly implemented in product lines.
Consider a product family such as a line of cars. There are S, SE, SEL and limited edition models. These closely related products share one or more common elements. The branches shown in the following diagram of a product line with variants branching off could represent the S, SE, SEL and... [More]
Continuous delivery of software-driven innovation will be a key focus at IBM Innovate 2014 . An enterprise capability for continuous software delivery can enable organizations to seize market opportunities, respond more rapidly to customer feedback, and balance speed, cost, quality and risk. With this in mind, we are delivering a robust DevOps for Enterprise Systems agenda at Innovate. These session were developed for architects, developers, testers and systems programmers. There are a number of practitioner and management... [More]
Recently, IBM's Michael Rowe talked to our training class about the Internet of Things (IoT). He boiled down the Internet of Things to a simple concept: thing sends data to a processing system, which then sends processed information to some person or thing. Repeat this with a few million or billion things and you have the Internet of Things. This made me wonder: am I just a thing ? Or am I a living being? Does it matter to the Internet of Things how alive the thing is?
Usually when we talk of the Internet of... [More]
Recently, JazzHub received a new name, IBM DevOps Services , and we’ve been working hard to enhance our DevOps services to make the site even more DevOps-y (can we pretend for a moment that “DevOps-y” is a word?). We’re thrilled about our new name and our new features, and we can’t wait to meet you at IBM Impact to talk all about it.
Below are some highlights of all the places we’ll be next week at IBM Impact!
In this video series we’ve been explaining the notion of a DevOps continuous delivery pipeline and its relationship to cloud technology. As indicated in my introduction we have split the DevOps end-to-end scenario into seven distinct sections, each aligned with a specific part of the overall flow captured in a video.
In Part 7, the new environment is now used to stage the claiming application from successfully deployed and tested environments into the new user acceptance test (UAT) environment.
In this video series we’ve been explaining the notion of a DevOps continuous delivery pipeline and its relationship to cloud technology. As indicated in the introduction we have split the DevOps end-to-end scenario into seven distinct sections, each aligned with a specific part of the overall flow captured in a video.
The sixth video focuses on cloud integration in more detail. We demonstrate how we provision a new user acceptance test environment inside the cloud based on a predefined blueprint model. The... [More]
In this video series we explain the notion of a DevOps continuous delivery pipeline and its relationship to cloud technology. As indicated in my introduction we have split the DevOps end-to-end scenario into seven distinct sections, each aligned with a specific part of the overall flow captured in a video.
This fifth video highlights how we integrated automated testing into the application deployment process.
The following diagram reflects the parts of the end-to-end scenario that are covered in this... [More]
In this video series we explain the notion of a DevOps continuous delivery pipeline and its relationship to cloud technology. As indicated in the introduction we have split the DevOps end-to-end scenario into seven distinct sections, each aligned with a specific part of the overall flow captured in a video.
This fourth video highlights some key concepts of the IBM UrbanCode Deploy deployment automation solution. Since it plays a key role in the overall end-to-end scenario we thought it would be helpful to give you some... [More]
In this “DevOps and cloud” video series we explain the notion of a DevOps continuous delivery pipeline and its relationship to cloud technology. As indicated in my introduction we have split the DevOps end-to-end scenario into seven distinct sections, each one aligned with a specific part of the overall flow captured in a video.
This third video focuses on the integration of the continuous integration and build systems and the deployment automation system. It shows how the build system pushes the artifacts... [More]
This video series aims to explain the notion of a DevOps continuous delivery pipeline and its relationship to cloud technology. As indicated in my introductory post we have split the DevOps end-to-end scenario into seven distinct sections, each one aligned with a specific part of the overall flow captured in a video.
In this part we show how the developer takes ownership of the work items within the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) system before changing the application code according to the defined... [More]
Want to stand out from your peers? Want to understand which emerging technologies and open source projects are changing the world and why?
Then join us Sunday, June 1 st from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Southern III ballroom for the Open Technology Summit . Hear industry leaders deliver lightning talks on open technologies powering today's cloud and mobile environments and reshaping systems engineering. You'll learn how open technologies such as jQuery, Cordova, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, MQTT, and OSLC enable development agility... [More]
This video series aims to explain the notion of a DevOps continuous delivery pipeline and its relationship to cloud technology. As indicated in my introductory post we have split the DevOps end-to-end scenario into seven distinct sections, each one aligned with a specific part of the overall flow that we have captured in a video.
Let’s start with the first section, which sets the baseline by explaining the claiming application as “the object” being handled within the end-to-end software delivery... [More]
A lot of introductory and theoretical blog posts have been written to explain the notion of a DevOps “continuous delivery pipeline” and its relationship to cloud technology. I’ve even written some myself, but I thought it was time to show some actionable scenarios.
Some colleagues and I from the German Rational and cloud team recently implemented an end-to-end DevOps scenario that we also demonstrated with great success at CeBIT fair in Hannover, Germany. Thanks to Rene Meyer, Dr. Patrick Schneider,... [More]
Enterprise DevOps: Bigger than Dev and Ops
DevOps is widely acknowledged to include IT groups outside of Dev and Ops. Business analysts, testers, release management, information security and others. In the enterprise though, it is often other groups that are bottlenecks. The DevOps community has spent too little time talking about at these less traditional DevOps concerns.
That’s not to say that there has been no discussion. In explaining the “First Way of DevOps” Gene Kim describes that it is the value... [More]
When planning for DevOps I always first think about “What is the best I can achieve?” Comparing the ideal with the reality then helps me to define the roadmap of changes I have to apply.
Robb Wiedrich talked in his recent blog post about DevOps best practices in the area of principles to adopt. I want to focus more on the workflow view here. Sorting out what to do in which step helps us to define the overall process and the roles involved.
So let's have a look at a very... [More]
'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams speaks at Tuesday's General Session
Scott Adams, creator of the world renowned Dilbert comic strip ( http://www.dilbert.com/about ) that runs in over 2,000 newspapers worldwide, takes center stage at Innovate 2014, The IBM Technical Summit in Orlando on Tuesday, June 3. Adams is the author of The Dilbert Principle (#1 NYT best seller), Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook, The Dilbert Future, Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel, The Joy of Work, God’s Debris, The Religion War, Stick... [More]
One of the most common questions I get when talking about DevOps to midsize and larger enterprises is, What does it mean for us to adopt DevOps?
Of course there is the tool perspective, and a lot of (development) tool vendors and open source projects realign their positioning to include “DevOps” or “continuous...” somewhere in the solution description. But for me, DevOps is a strategy, not a technology approach. Of course, when implementing DevOps you sooner or later will need tools, but to be... [More]