This week has seen a few posts on blogs and Rational Cafe's. Here's a quick highlight of some of the great, broad spectrum posts coming out of our various Rational teams:
Rational has such a varied portfolio of products, solutions, and implementations, you may have missed some of these articles from elsewhere on the IBM or jazz.net servers. We hope you'll find great benefit from at least one item below:
Jazz.net blogs and articles:
From the EGL Blog:
From the C/C++ Cafe:
In IBM we know you likely have products across our expansive portfolio... and while we may be focused on Rational Support specifically here, we also recognize that you may also benefit from some of our counterparts across IBM support. To help you identify, follow, and engage with support across IBM, here are a few accounts you may not have known about:
The official twitter spot for IBM Electronic Support
IBM Support Assistant Tools
The IBM Support Assistant offers several diagnostic tools for troubleshooting software problems.
IBM Education Assistant
The IBM Education Assistant offers educational modules on AIM's key products.
That's us, of course... IBM Rational Support offers news, blogs, events, videos, and technical content to help our clients achieve success.
IBM Information Management Support news, updates, and information.
Key information, alerts and events from Lotus Support. Comments on tweets welcome; please open a Support PMR to ask technical product questions.
Connect, learn and share with IBM Integrated Service Management (ISM) professionals.
IBM WebSphere Electronic Support offers tools and resources to improve your ability to install, use and maintain IBM software efficiently and cost-effectively.
Let's not forget Youtube:
And of course, the blogs!
Have you checked out the EGL blog recently? If not you may be missing some good stuff here...
EGL ShoppingCart from JSF to Rich UI- Customers that have developed JSF applications have asked me few times how to develop similar Rich UI applications. Some of the how-to questions are: How to display pages? How to access business logic? How to deal with internationalization? You maybe familiar...
Differences between Rational Business Developer and EGL Development Tools (EDT) 0.7.0- As you may have seen in a previous post , the EGL development team recently released the first version (0.7) of EGL Development Tools, an open source project on Eclipse.org. For those that are interested in the differences between Rational Business Developer...
Using the VSE Build Server- Did you know that there is now a better way to generate COBOL programs to VSE? Rational Business Developer (RBD) version 8 includes the new VSE Build Server, which has the following advantages over the existing FTP-based generation: The success of the VSE build...
As a bonus, if you're a System X or BladeCenter client you won't want to miss this helpful eSupport video just released:
Finding downloads for System x and BladeCenter products: This video demonstrates how to quickly find software downloads, including product fixes, device drivers, firmware, and other downloadable code for IBM BladeCenter and System x products. Visit the IBM Support Portal at:http://ibm.co/IBMPortalYouTube
While developerWorks Rational is the key place for so many great articles, demos, and other content, did you know there's other spaces out there also providing some amazing content from a usage/support/post-sales level? Yes? No? Well, let me round up some of the recent bits you may or may not have seen recently and help you dig in even deeper...
From our Jazz.net library feed:
Automated Build Output Management Using the Plain Java Client Libraries: Rational Team Concert (RTC) and the Jazz Build Engine (JBE) provide continuous integration through build and build result publishing. The build results are part of the Jazz object model and are tightly integrated into the development workflow... Dynamically changing an attribute to ReadOnly in Rational Team Concert: When an attribute is set to ReadOnly, it is read only across all the states of the work item. If you have a requirement that the attribute has to be read only in specific states, there is no out of the box feature to get it... Integrating your test tools with IBM Rational Quality Manager using the command-line adapter: Many teams have their own custom testing tools that meet the specific needs of their group. At the same time they would like to use the numerous features provided by IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) to increase the productivity of the testing team... Timelines and Iterations in Rational Quality Manager: In prior releases of Quality Manager, a test schedule consisted of a list of milestones that were specific to a given test plan. If two individual test plans wanted to share a common schedule the set of milestones...
From the C/C++ Cafe:
April 2012 for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1 PTFs Released: The April 2012 Compiler PTFs for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1 are now available at the following links and on Fix Central: April 2012 PTF for XL C for AIX, V11.1 April 2012 PTF for XL C/C++... Inline asm: manually encoding instructions: The basic premise of inline asm is to be able to write assembly code within your C or C++ program (using asm operands to connect the asm code to the parent program), delegate the translation of that assembly to the compiler and/or the system assembler, and...
From Kevin Grigorenko's Websphere SWAT blog:
MAT OQL: Selecting information from static class instances: I couldn't find a better way to select attributes of a static class instance. Using classof() doesn't help because there could be zero instances of a class. The following example checks if the JVM is a z/OS control region. The trailing space character within... How the JVM MBean dumpThreads method works: WAS exposes a JVM MBean for each process that has methods to create thread dumps, heap dumps, and system dumps. For example... Upcoming Presentation on May 1st: Deep Dive into IBM Java Health Center: I'll be presenting a WebSphere Technical Exchange on May 1st @ 11AM Eastern . The topic will be a deep dive on IBM Java Health Center, primarily around its low-overhead, production-ready profiling capabilities to understand CPU issues on IBM JVMs...
From the EGL blog:
EGL Web Developer Tools 0.8 is now available: For those of you who are following the EGL open source project on Eclipse (you may have read about it in an earlier EGL Cafe blog The open era for EGL begins today ), we're excited to announce the availability of our second incubator release, EGL Web Developer... Headless Hint: Start Automated Build With Empty Workspace: If you are creating an automated build process for an EGL application, you will want the build to start with an empty workspace and load the application source files from the latest committed changes in the Source Control Manager repository. This example...
From the Rational Business Partner blog:
IBM Rational Enablement Fridays Call Series - updated schedule: The IBM Rational Enablement Fridays Call Series is a great way to spend an hour enabling yourself on an individual topic of interest. The "virtual live" format allows you to interact with Rational SMEs during an interactive question-and-answer dialogue....
And lastly, here's a great tip from our friends over at Information Management Support:
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