Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit is the event where software practitioners and product developers can learn to improve the practices, predictability and economics of software delivery. Attendees will find detailed Rational education and insights into key technical trends. Need some reasons to attend? How about:
Over 450 breakouts with practical guidance you can apply to your work
Innovative demonstrations from IBM and Business Partners at the high-energy Expo Hall
Networking with over 4,000 of your peers, top strategic and technical talent
Self-paced, technical open labs and a wide variety of certification tests
Dynamic speakers and entertainment
But wait, there's more! New at Innovate 2013 this year: Team Directions! This new stream explores key trends and directions that impact product development and software delivery teams, such as Agile, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data & Social Business. This Team Directions stream is in addition to our existing traditional Technical Exchange stream which offers the strategies, tips and techniques to improve productivity for professionals engaged in software, systems, and product development that you've come to expect from IBM Rational and Innovate.
The Innovate early bird rate is now in effect! Clients and partners who register before March 15th will receive $300 off the regular rate of admission.
The fine folks on Jazz.net have recently published a new workshop and labs to guide you through Process Enactment Workshop for the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management 2012!
This self-guided workshop will walk you through process enactment in Rational Team Concert including the interaction between RTC and Rational Method composer, as well as describing the process to your team members.
The workshop also contains labs around the following topics to help you learn by doing:
- Lab 1: Set Up the Process Enactment Environment
Lab 2: Understand the Process Development Lifecycle
Lab 3: Configuring Work Items
Lab 4: Work Item Customization
So why not take this opportunity to build your personal knowledge base and become even more familiar with process enactment for CLM by clicking over to Jazz.net and starting this new workshop and associated labs. You'll be glad you did!
Integrating IBM Rational Requirements and HP ALM with Rational Lifecycle Adapters- If you use HP ALM for quality management, you can use the Rational adapter for HP ALM to integrate with Rational Requirements Composer, Rational DOORS Next Generation, Rational Team Concert, or Rational ClearQuest. In this integrated environment, Developers, Testers, and Analysts can work in their own tools and collaborate with each other by using linked resources. Using the integrated environment, you can link test plans to associated requirements collections, and you can reconcile requirements collections with HP ALM test folders to ensure test coverage of requirements. You can link failed test runs to work items, or link change sets to defects that are tracked in HP ALM.
The Rational User Assistance Team recently blogged over on Jazz.net about the new Error Message Information Center for the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) products.
Noting how frustrating it can be to encounter an error message and not know what to do to fix it, the new Error Message Information Center can help you find troubleshooting information and collaborate with others to actually improve the error error messages!
By providing your feedback and comments against error messages with additional explanations or clarity, you can help yourself and your colleagues find the right information that will help you when you need it. In the new error message information center, you can post your feedback that the Rational Development and User Assistance teams can then use to ensure the messages are clear, complete, and helpful.
So check out the Rational User Assistance Team's post on Jazz.net and then head on over to the new Error Message Information Center to start finding the answers you need and helping others get the clarity they need.
There is a new video available on IBM Education Assistant for Rational. This video demonstrates how to setup redundant servers for IBM Rational License Key Server.
Your feedback helps us improve. You can find the feedback form on the category pages for your product and version. The feedback form is quick and easy. Leave comments and let us know if these demonstrations help you achieve your goals.
What is IBM Education Assistant? IBM Education Assistant is a collection of multimedia educational modules designed to help you gain a better understanding of IBM software products and use them more effectively to meet your business requirements.
Find more great education modules here.
Effective Collaboration for Better Design with IBM Rational Software Architect v8.5- This presentation from the "Good Design is Good Business" webcast series focuses on the Design Manager extension for Rational Software Architect and the design management capabilities on a larger scale.
Design Management: http://www.jazz.net/projects/design-management
- 1:24 Disclaimer
- 2:07 What is Design Management
- 3:21 RSA and Rhapsody DM v4 Beta
- 8:15 Shared Administration
- 10:06 Design and Lifecycle Projects
- 11:29 In-context Collaboration
- 15:03 Automate Design Reviews
- 26:21 Lifecycle Traceability
- 31:13 Impact Analysis
- 34:07 Money That Matters
- 38:24 Summary
Register Now for an Introduction to Rational Team Concert - Part 1
When? January 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Where? Via online webcast. Register here for the link.
What? Get an overview of Rational Team Concert and the Jazz Platform. This webcast will provide a comprehensive overview of Rational Team Concert and cover the basics of projects, teams, roles, user profiles, work items, queries, plans, source control, builds, reports, and dashboards. If you're new to RTC you won't want to miss this session.
And don't miss the two follow-on sessions for more in depth discussions. Add these to your calendar tody!
Code Rally, IBM's new racing game that exercises your brain instead of your thumbs, has been launched and is available for download. Check it out, download the game, start playing, start building your own vehicles and race against your colleagues and friends!
Ready to play? Click here to watch our getting started videos or click here to go to the downloads page
Cool, but what IS it? Code Rally is a fun, social, but definitely not typical racing game. Instead, being based on concepts from artificial intelligence, Code Rally challenges your abilities to think ahead and manipulate controls on your vehicle to win the game against your fellow racers. Race on one of our cloud-hosted tracks, on your own system, or bring the game into your academic institution and host it on your own server, racing against your class. Whatever way you choose to get in the game, we know you will enjoy the experience.
Want to know more? Check out these useful links:
Not your typical car racing game - Code Rally challenges your mind and programming skills. Work as a team or individually. Get started at http://bit.ly/code-rally
Thanks and good racing!
Installing IBM Rational CLM 2012, Preparation- This video is a high-level introduction to IBM Rational CLM product installation, covering IBM Rational CLM 2012 hardware requirements, network topology considerations, Jazz Team Servers, and planning URIs. Factors affecting performance are also covered. Following these steps can greatly increase the performance of your IBM Rational CLM software.
Installing IBM Rational CLM 2012, Applications, Licensing, and Components- Installing IBM Rational CLM 2012, Applications, Licensing, and Components
Installing IBM Rational CLM 2012, Network Topologies- Installing IBM Rational CLM 2012, Network Topology
And, even more information is documented in the following two locations:
If you haven't seen the Jazz.net Library recently, here's some of the great stuff you've missed this year alone! Want to go even one better, though, and get this great content delivered to you immediately when it is published? Just use the RSS feed in your favourite reader and never miss an update again!
If you're interested in the latest IBM SDK for Java 8.0, head over to the community and grab the files, then get involved!
This new version of Java aims to provide Java SE 8.0 compatibility, while exploiting the unique capabilities of IBM platforms to achieve performance and usability improvements.
What's new in the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0? Check out this list:
Compatibility with the new Java SE 8.0 (JSR 337)
Leverages new IBM hardware
Improved performance for workload optimized runtimes
Enhanced support for Cloud & Multi-tenancy environments
And improved efficiency of manipulating native data records/types directly from Java code
If you'd like to take part in the IBM Java 8 beta just use this url to access the files: https://www.ibm.com/services/forms/preLogin.do?source=swg-beta-ibmjte
But don't forget to join the community for answers to questions or to help answer others!
It is a new year, but we are carrying over some old traditions. Case in point, here's the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since December 19th; presented below to help you find the fixes you need.... and don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see the fixes you may have missed over the early winter and late fall months:
Rational Software Architect, Version 18.104.22.168
IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 22.214.171.124
Rational Software Architect, Version 126.96.36.199
Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software, Version 188.8.131.52
Localized practice libraries for Rational Method Composer 184.108.40.206
Rational Tau 220.127.116.11
Rational Change Fix Pack 8 (18.104.22.168) for 5.2
Rational Synergy Interim Fix 1 for 22.214.171.124
Rational Synergy for Eclipse Interface Interim Fix 1 for 126.96.36.199
Rational Synergy Fix Pack 7 (188.8.131.52) for 7.1
Rational Performance Tester, Version 8.3.0
Rational Performance Tester, Version 184.108.40.206
Rational Functional Tester, Version 8.3.0
Rational Functional Tester, Version 220.127.116.11
Rational Functional Tester Fix Pack 1 (18.104.22.168) for 8.3
Rational Robot Interim Fix 2 for 22.214.171.124
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Following are the top Rational Team Concert technotes most used in December 2012 by our technical support engineers to help resolve the PMRs and issues you called in with. In many cases, based on our implementation of Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) principles, these technotes were created to solve an issue from a PMR, and then reused again to solve the same issue for others.
Running reports in the dashboard results in CRRDV0015E
Can not Launch Rational Team Concert due to javaz.naming.CummunicationException
Configuring the Public URI in Rational Team Concert setup menu hangs with the Loading configuration settings message
CRJAZ1558E when testing the JazzAdmin User
Detailed System Requirements for the Rational Team Concert 2.0.x client environment
Error attempting to create new LDAP user registry for Jazz Team Server with Websphere Application Server
Finalizing Setup results in error "CRJZS5260E failed to connect to Jena"
How to archive timelines or iterations in Rational Team Concert
How to change the timeout value using floating licenses on Rational Team Concert
How to extract a Process Template from an Existing Project Area
How to upgrade Tomcat bundle with Rational Jazz Team Server
Invalid UUID error during CCM project creation
LDAP user validation error: The user "XXXXXXX" does not have the JazzAdmins role
Nested MVS sandboxes cause synchronization errors
Rational Team Concert repository database ChangeEvents scrubbing
Removing Expired Temporary Licenses results in error
Running the 'Requirements' data collection job results in 'Failed' status with 'HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized' error
Starting the RTC WebSphere profile results in the "ADMU7704E:" error reported in the WebSphere startServer.log file
Troubleshooting Guide for Configuring Apache Tomcat to run as a Windows Service with Jazz Team Server
Unable to access .jsp files through the web client
Unexpected error message when setting up LDAP in Rational Team Concert
The new year is starting to really ramp up as we all return from our holidays and start digging into strategies and goals for 2013... Of course one of those goals is to remain committed to bringing you the latest and greatest content you need! So, here you go! The following items went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Three steps to rapid development of high-quality medical devices
By: Keith Collyer, PhD, Senior Solution Manager, Electronics and Medical Devices Industry Solutions, IBM, Martin R. Bakal, Worldwide Offering Manager, Electronics Industry, IBM, and Paridhi Verma, Go-to-Market Manager, Electronics Industry, IBM
Medical device developers face challenges that are different from those in developing products in most other industries. Chief among these is the imperative of compliance with safety regulations and industry standards. Three IBM experts describe ways to enhance key processes and improve and integrate to accelerate development, yet still produce high-quality devices that comply with regulations.
Products: Rational DOORS, Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Rhapsody
Improve safety-related software development with a model-based testing workflow
By: Paul Urban, Senior Systems Market Manager, IBM Corporation and Udo Brockmeyer, PhD, CEO, BTC Embedded Systems AG
Developing safety-critical software, where failure can result in injury or loss of life, such as in airplanes, automobiles, trains, or medical devices, requires extra care and effort. The delivery of safe code that is compliant with strict development standards and guidelines such as DO-178C, DO-178B, ISO 26262, IEC 61508, or IEC 62304, can result in increased time and cost of the project. This article describes how to extend the advantages of using the Rhapsody Reference workflow included with the IBM Rational Rhapsody Kit for ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 for development of safety-critical applications. You will learn about the Rhapsody Reference workflow, and how to use model-based testing with the Rational Rhapsody TestConductor Add On to verify the model and the generated code. This reduces the time to deliver high-quality software yet still complies with safety standards.
Product: Rational Rhapsody
Error handling in embedded SQL for C/C++ on IBM z/OS systems
By: Francesco Cassullo, Software Developer, IBM and Igor Todorovski, Software Developer, IBM
This is a guide to detecting SQL errors in C/C++ applications with embedded SQL on the IBM z/OS platform. It includes sample code for performing simple error-checking and a more advanced technique for more in-depth error analysis. All material is based on and tested with IBM z/OS DB2 Versions 8 to 10 and z/OS XL C/C++ compilers V1R11 to V1R13.
Product: C/C++ Compilers
Featured download: IBM Rational Rhapsody
IBM Rational Rhapsody family provides multiple editions to help systems engineers and embedded software developers analyze, design, develop, test, and deliver embedded, real-time systems and software.
This week we are also highlighting the following items on our pages that you may find of interest: