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Managing IBM i applications using Rational Team Concert and ARCAD Pack for Rational
Learn from Ray Bernardi (Technical Support Specialist, ARCAD Software), about the ARCAD and IBM DevOps toolset which provides the support you need to include IBM i development in your continuous integration strategy accurately and automatically.
This article examines how the ARCAD Pack for Rational extends both IBM® Rational Team Concert™ and IBM® Rational® Developer for i to manage legacy IBM® i based applications and facilitate the adoption of agile software development and DevOps principles. These techniques make your organization nimble; they give you the ability to react to change quickly and efficiently.
In this article you will:
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Need to package and deploy with RTC? This article on Jazz.net explains how to use the IBM i packaging and deployment capabilities of Rational Team Concert 4.0.
Here's the quick contents overview to show you the breadth and scope of the article:
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Okay, "Jazz it up" may indeed be a kitschy play on words here, but you get our meaning... Check out these two demonstration videos from our Jazz team covering IBM i projects in Rational Team Concert. Good stuff here!
Rational Team Concert: Creating an IBM i Project, build engine and build definition: This video demonstrates how to import an i Project, create a build engine and build definition, and run a build on IBM i. Rational Team Concert: Understanding Build Specifications and Impact Analysis on IBM i: This video demonstrates how to create and configure IBM i build specifications and use the Enterprise Extensions impact analysis feature.
Rational Team Concert: Understanding Build Specifications and Impact Analysis on IBM i: This video demonstrates how to create and configure IBM i build specifications and use the Enterprise Extensions impact analysis feature.
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Here's an article which may have flown under your radar if you only watch developerWorks Rational. This one comes to you from the developerWorks IBM i Technical Library and covers some great technical details covering database modernization from DDS to SQL with Rational Open Access: RPG Edition:
Moving from a DDS to SQL database on DB2 for i can be accomplished without changing a single line of program code or recompiling a program. Converting a program to use advanced SQL techniques involved extensive program modifications or total rewrites, until now. With the addition of Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, advanced SQL coding techniques can be utilized by adding as little as 1 line of code to an existing RPG program. In this article I will describe how to use Rational Open Access: RPG Edition to take advantage of advanced data centric programming techniques only available via SQL programming.
About the Author: Daniel R. Cruikshank, Senior Consultant, IBM
Dan has over 39 years experience in the IT industry, predominantly IBM Rochester systems and RPG. Dan also has over 20 years of SQL experience. He currently teaches DB2 for i Optimization and Data Centric Programming techniques utilizing embedded SQL. Dan specializes in application performance troubleshooting and database reengineering.