Did you hear the news last week?
The Jazz.net and Rational Integrations Gearbox teams have joined forces to bring you a brilliant new way to discover if an integration exists for the products you use.
Introducing the Integrations Directory: https://jazz.net/extend/integrations/
Head on over there now to begin exploring the world of integrations options for the products you already own, or to find integrations with products you may want to learn more about and implement in the future. Not ready to explore yet or want more information? No worries, head on over to the Jazz.net team blog announcement for some screen shots and quick walk through of how the directory works.
Over on the Jazz.net team blog, you'll find the bullet points below, presented to help you know what to expect:
- Content refreshes on a regular basis, and we’re constantly adding more, so over the course of the next few days you should see the list of integrations grow.
- Right now, the listed integrations are focused on Jazz based products integrating with other Rational products and 3rd Party products. We’re in the process of phasing in all integrations across the Rational brand, as well as Rational integrations with other IBM Software Group brands.
- The integrations listed cover solutions built by Rational Development, and Services, as well as our Business Partners.
- Over the course of this roll-out, the other pages on Jazz.net that list integrations will begin to point or redirect to this new page.
- Don’t see an integration you’re looking for? Feel free to request it directly from the directory results view, or, submit the request directly here.
But don't take our word for it... head over to the the Integrations Directory now and see how cool it is for yourself!
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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Many of you (our CLM and Insight clients) have requested this information and we are now pleased to announce the CLM jazz.net Information Center contains great detailed information about the Reporting Data Dictionaries data model, thanks to great collaborative efforts between our clients, support, development, and information developers! So, today we can announce that we've published the first iteration of these documentation improvements at:
Here's a quick excerpt to really whet your appetite....
Reporting data dictionaries
"Report authors can access the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) data warehouse via a Framework Manager (FM) model or access live data from the applications using reportable REST APIs. The application-based data dictionaries in this section show how elements in the FM model and in the REST API map to artifacts in CLM.
CLM includes a data warehouse, to which each of the CLM applications contribute data. The data dictionary topics in this section detail the relationship between application-specific data (physical data related to artifacts and other elements in CLM applications) and the related queries that need to be incorporated into a report so that the desired application data appears in the report ouput. When authoring reports, you can reference these mappings to determine which queries to use."
And while you're at it, don't miss Seth Packham's blog post covering "More CLM 2012 beta videos: Clustering, installation, scriptable setup, express setup, process editing and more" on the Jazz.net blog!
Need a slower start to your Monday morning routine? How about grabbing a cup of coffee and settle in for 17 minutes (8.5 minutes each) and watch these two new videos from the fine folk at Jazz.net:
Design Management 4.0 M7 Model Validation Part 2- This video will help you to see how to define validation constraints on models. This is part 2 of 2:
Here's a big handful of some great blog posts seen over the past few weeks across developerWorks and beyond! We hope you find these posts helpful and enlightening!
From the EGL Blog:
Headless Hint: Build And Generate Project With Ant: Apache Ant is a Java-based build tool that uses XML-based configuration files to describe build tasks. Rational Business Developer (RBD), is built on the Eclipse platform, which supports running Ant builds from the IDE Run as menus or from a command... Java Performance Improvements in RBD 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168: Every new version of Rational Business Developer includes some performance enhancements. In the most recent fix packs for Rational Business Developer, 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, we've included even more performance improvements... Headless Hint: Deploy: When you are working with Web projects in Rational Business Developer, you create EGL deployment descriptor (.egldd) files to specify how you want the pages and services deployed on an application server. When your application is ready to test on the server...
From the RPG Cafe':
Why use the TEMPLATE keyword?: The TEMPLATE keyword was added to RPG in 6.1. When you use the TEMPLATE keyword on a standalone field or data structure, the compiler will only allow you to use that definition for other LIKE or LIKEDS definitions, and for a couple of built-in functions, %SIZE... The Open Access PTFs are now available: The Open-Access PTFs are all available. The PTF details are here: RPG Cafe wiki: Open Access Announcement...
From the Cobol Cafe':
New Competitive User trade-up features available for IBM COBOL for AIX and IBM PL/I for AIX: Today we have announce competitive trade-up features for our IBM COBOL for AIX and IBM PL/I for AIX products. Clients moving from an eligible competitive product can now license IBM COBOL for AIX or IBM PL/I for AIX at an attractive price. For example, you can...
From the C/C++ Cafe':
Check out zTidBits for a cheat sheet about the z/OS Metal C feature: The XL C METAL compiler option generates code that does not require access to the Language Environment support at run time. Instead, the METAL option provides C-language extensions that allow you to specify assembly statements that call system services...
- The View from OpenMP F2F January 2012 Meeting: In late January, I hosted the OpenMP January 2012 Face-2-Face (F2F) meeting in San Francisco at the Serrano hotel attended by 24 experts. In the words of one expert, it was one of the most productive meeting we have had in a long time. In this meeting, we...
The view from SuperComputing 11: At SC11 in Seattle, a large IBM team arrived to help showcase IBM's effort to support High Performance Computing. A team will help with talking to the Scientific Computing Users Group called SciComp or SP-SXXL. I will be mostly responsible for looking... February 2012 XL C/C++ for AIX, V10.1 PTFs Released: The February 2012 PTFs for XL C/C++ for AIX, V10.1 are now available at the following links and on Fix Central : February 2012 PTF for XL C for AIX, V10.1 February 2012 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V10.1 Can't find the updates for your...
And from the Jazz Best Practices:
Tip: Finding the Right Method in the RTC API: Figuring out the right method to use in the API, and the right interfaces to access so you can reach that method, is one of the hardest things about writing RTC extensions right now. Her tip is a great time saver, so check it out... RTC Extensions Landing Page: Good news – the RTC Extensions Landing Page is now live on Jazz.net! This is the first place you want to go if you are trying to learn or research extensions. The landing page pulls together all the pieces of information we have about extensions and provides access to them from a single page. It makes life a bit easier when you’re trying to find out stuff like which operation ID you need for your process advisor...