Are you using IBM Rational Robot? Robot will go end of life 30 April 2016. That means that IBM no longer supports Robot. In this post I will point out what that could mean to you.
Robot has been out for more than 15 years. Since that time the software world has been changing rapidly and still is developing at breakneck speed. For many present-day applications, Robot is no longer the right tool. For example, Robot is a 32-bit tool. As such, Robot cannot work with 64-bit applications.
A European customer has used Robot from the beginning of this century to monitor their web applications. At that time, only Robot integrated with Tivo
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Therefore I think that a gradual switch over to RFT and RPT would be the best option I can think of. When you decommission an application that you have tested with Robot, you can replace Robot with RFT or RPT for the replacement. The same might apply when you make far-reaching changes to your applications.
Hopefully this post helps you to think about the future of your testing activities. If you'd like to discuss this further, leave a comment here or connect with me on Twitter @GunangWaney. You can also open a service request against IBM support, preferably before 30 April 2016.
Invitation: IBM Rational ClearCase OPEN MIC : "Installation of IBM Installation Manager and ClearCase v8.0.x" - 25th September 2014 @ 15:00 IST
Greetings from IBM Rational ClearCase Client Support!
We are glad to invite you to the OpenMic* session on "Installation of IBM Installation Manager and ClearCase v8.0.x".
Please join us virtually on Thursday, September 25th 2014 at 15:00 IST
*OpenMic is a conference call along with webcasts where technical experts share their knowledge and answer your questions.
We will be presenting on the following topics:
Installation of IBM Installation Manager
Creating Response files for Silent Installation of ClearCase v8.0.x
Installation of ClearCase v8.0.x using
When: 25th September 2014 at 15:00 IST
The speakers are all a part of the IBM Rational Clearcase Support Team with significant experience in the Software Configuration Management domain.
Web Conference Details for all:
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Meeting ID: 5738-3876
Meeting Password: rational
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Participant pass code: 91353545
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Rational Integration Tester has been built to help test and virtualize modern environments. These environments might present themselves with a simple front end, but may well have a number of heterogeneous components that communicate with each other in the background. While we can test just the surface elements, we do not know what’s going on beneath the surface.
So, lets say you want to perform a web service recording using Rational Integration Tester:
Here is a note which addresses the queries like: "Why is Eclipse so slow?" and "Why does Eclipse crash so much" when using IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Eclipse client.
With little efforts and self troubleshooting you can watch the memory consumption over time which gives an indication if the IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Eclipse client is using too much memory.
Eclipse Heap Status
Hovering the mouse over the widget gives you a tooltip with more information. Clicking the garbage can icon forces a System.gc(). More options are available with a context menu:
One of the users using IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) 4.0.1 were planning to move some work items to a different repository.
To do this, they were considering the following options along with some requirements:
a. Move the work items, preserving workitem ID and if possible history also.
b. Export workitems to CSV file and then import it into other repository.
Here is the information that should help users with similar queries:
So those references would break if the work item is moved.