The dW Rational community is open to the public! http://ibm.co/rationalcommunity
We've been heavily promoting this community at IBM Innovate 2011, and now you get to hear about it too! Here's some quick highlights of the various aspects of this new community:
- Delivers Rational software content in real time. (i.e. Learn, Experience, Share, Get Support sections)
- Collaborative features to engage with clients (i.e. Links to the Wiki, Blog, Message Board links on the left -OR- a closeup of the discussion forum feed widget "Share"; or both)
- Tags help us identify content for clients (i.e. tag cloud and footer)
- Built on developerWorks Lotus connections groups
Like any community, both IBMers and clients get out of it what they put in. In the Rational community, we provide the added benefit of pulling all Rational technical content in real time and presenting it in consumable chunks through the community landing page.
And here is even MORE detail about the information sources for those who are interested! This community delivers real time aggregations of content from the following information sources:
- the developerWorks technical library (Rational zone)
- developerWorks community blogs (tagged with "rational")
- jazz.net library, blog, and forums
- Rational forums
- IBM Rational Support knowledgebase
- And our 3 IBM Rational YouTube channels: IBMRational, IBMJazz, and IBMRationalSupport
Of course, this is not an all inclusive list of all information sources. Jump on over, log in, join the community, and check out all it has to offer! We think you'll find the Rational Community is a fantastic new place to find information and collaborate with colleagues from around the world to share best practices, solutions, and insights!
Glad you asked! Here's two new articles that went live on developerWorks Rational
- Optimize capabilities for high-volume load simulation with Rational Performance Tester
By: Bharath Raj Keshavamurthy
Abstract: Learn how to enhance the load-generation capability and performance of each testing machine by optimizing the configuration of both Rational Performance Tester and the operating system. This article also describes how to alleviate trivial errors during large-volume load simulations.
Products: IBM Rational Performance Tester
Here's a quick look at some of the new articles on developerWorks Rational this week:
- What to expect at Innovate: The Systems track
By: Robin Wood
Abstract: Hear Dominic Tavassoli, director of Rational Industry
and Systems Marketing at IBM, describe highlights of the 90 breakout
sessions (yes, 90!) scheduled for the Innovate conference in June. The
Systems track is for customers who are involved in building smarter
products, embedded software, and systems engineering or systems of
- Automate measurement and reports to improve software development project success
By: Ben Williams, Eric Larsen, and Jonathon Chard
Abstract: Automated reports with Rational Publishing Engine documents compliance and eliminates the errors, inconsistency, and wasted time and work of manual reports. Automated measurement with Rational Insight streamlines processes. With both, you get more accurate, timely, complete information for decisions, which improves project success.
Products: IBM Rational Publishing Engine, IBM Rational Insight
- Using Rational Functional Tester with Rational TestManager to automate test cases
By: Pragati Maheshwari
Abstract: By integrating Rational Functional Tester 126.96.36.199 with Rational TestManager 7.0.2, you can run test scripts and check logs from TestManager, and even run scripts remotely, as this guide explains. TestManager has been replaced by Rational Quality Manager, so until you can upgrade, you can automate your test cases this way.
Products: IBM Rational Functional Tester, IBM Rational TestManager, IBM Rational Quality Manager
To make it even easier for you, there is an RSS feed so you can consume the newest dW Rational content directly from your feed reader right when the content is published!
Here's some GREAT stuff which you should see! Have you been to developerWorks Rational
lately? No? Well now's your chance to see some of the excellent work going on over there! If you aren't familiar with dW Rational, it is the place to find great technical resources and best practices for the Rational software platforms.
To make it even easier for you, there is an RSS feed so you can consume the newest dW Rational content directly from your feed reader right when the content is published! But since you're already here and reading this blog, I'll highlight the following three articles newly published live on developerWorks Rational:
- Get more insight into defects by using ODC with Rational Team Concert, Part 1
By: Anna M Bizon'-Adamczyk
Abstract: Using Orthogonal Defect Classification (ODC) for analytics throughout the software development cycle gives you deeper insight into a defect backlog and defect trends. This article, the first of two, shows how to extend IBM Rational Team Concert Version 3.0 for ODC data collection.
Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
- What to expect at Innovate: Enterprise modernization track
By: Robin Wood
Abstract: Randy Newell, Program Director for Enterprise Modernization, gives you an overview of the Enterprise Modernization track at the Innovate conference in June, in Orlando. It includes more than 30 sessions on Rational Developer for Power Systems Software and Rational Developer for System Z.
Products: IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software, IBM Rational Developer for System Z
Just a quick note to let you know that we have the first in a planned series of articles published to developerWorks this week: Behind the Curtain at Rational Client Support
Check it out and let us know what you think !