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In today's "mobile first" market, managing many concurrent projects is the new norm and planning tools need to keep up. Businesses require tools like IBM DevOps Services (IDS) and IBM Bluemix that support the whole mobile development lifecycle. In this session, PointSource, an IBM business partner, will talk about how they use IDS to track their entire portfolio and to collaborate with their customers. IDS allows them to start new projects at the push of a button and track a large project portfolio with ease. We will take you on an in-depth tour of the project management and Agile Tracking and Planning capabilities that IDS provides, and show how they can help you deliver effectively.
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Customize a page percentiles report in Rational Performance Tester 8.6- This is a demonstration of customizing the percentiles in the Page Percentiles Report in IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) V8.6. This video is also available for viewing and download in IBM Education Assi
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The article below provides you with knowledge about Jenkins and shows you how to set up the continuous delivery framework with Jenkins. The framework can build and scan source code, install the successful build, run tests and send results automatically.
Set up a continuous delivery framework with Jenkins - The setup of the framework in a continuous delivery process is important. The framework determines DevOps's efficiency and what can be done in the continuous delivery process. This article contains information on Jenkins and demonstrates how to:
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How to submit a Request for Enhancement- This video is a short tutorial that demonstrates how to submit a Request For Enhancement (RFE). It uses IBM Platform Products as an example, but you can use RFE for most IBM products.
Here's a link to the IBM Rational RFE Community to help you submit enhancement requests more easily: http
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This three-part tutorial walks you through building a multi-tier web application from scratch, using IBM® Rational® Application Developer, the Java Persistence API (JPA), Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs), REST web services, and — for a rich Web 2.0 front end — the Dojo Toolkit. You'll end up with a fully functioning web application that displays data in a table that users can edit by double-clicking any cell.
Rapidly build a rich three-tier web app, Part 1: Build the database- The application architecture uses REST services to decouple the UI from the server, and it uses EJBs and JPA to provide a correctly tiered enterprise application. Some of these layers are unnecessary for the sample application, but the intent is to provide a well-architected example that can be scaled for a more challenging problem space. The high-level steps the tutorial follows are:
Rapidly build a rich three-tier web app, Part 2: Build the application tier- In part two of this three-part tutorial, learn how to use IBM Rational Application Developer and IBM Bluemix to rapidly build and host a multi-tier Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) app. Find out how you can save time in each stage: creating the data model and database, generating the data access code using the Java Persistence API (JPA), writing the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) and web services, and using Dojo to create a rich web UI for viewing and modifying the data. When the application is complete, you'll deploy it to IBM Bluemix, the IBM Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Rapidly build a rich three-tier web app, Part 3: Create a rich web UI- In Part 1 you created a database on IBM Bluemix, connected to it from Rational Application Developer, and populated it with sample data. In Part 2, you created the application tier consisting of an EJB for managing the business logic and Java Persistence API (JPA) entities for interacting with the database. Here in Part 3 you'll expose the EJB methods as REST web services and build an editable Dojo data grid for viewing and modifying the data. Finally, you'll deploy the application to IBM Bluemix.
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Rational Test Workbench v8.7: Running test workbench tests from IBM UrbanCode Deploy- With every release testers have a multitude of test cases to execute; including regression testing existing features, testing new features, testing different devices, environments, operating systems, browsers and so on. Using Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client and UrbanCode Deploy, you can automate a large number of these tests. Watch this video to learn more!
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If you've not been to the Global Rational User Community (GRUC) recently, here's what you've been missing out on when it comes to DevOps conversations... below you will find a series of blog posts from the GRUC site that cover varying topics around DevOps strategies. We hope you find these as beneficial as we have!
Blog Post: Defining Disciplined DevOps - This posting, the first in a series, overviews a disciplined approach to DevOps. It begins by defining DevOps, no small task given the continued debate within the DevOps community, and then described a disciplined approach to DevOps. Defining DevOps For our purposes we propose the following definition: DevOps is the streamlining of the activities surrounding IT solution development […]
Blog Post: DevOps Strategies: General - In a previous blog posting we overviewed the concept of Disciplined DevOps, which is the streamlining of IT solution development and IT operations activities, as well as supporting enterprise activities. In this blog posting we begin to overview strategies that support DevOps. This posting overviews general strategies, and future postings will desc
Blog Post: DevOps Strategies: Development - In addition to the general stra
Blog Post: DevOps Strategies: Release Management Part 1 - In this blog posting we describe four general release management strategies that support DevOps. These strategies, from least effective to most effective, are: Release windows (slow cadence). A release window is a period of time during which one or more teams may release into production. A release slot is subset within that release window (and […]
Blog Post: DevOps Strategies: Release Management Part 2 - In addition to the general release management strategies described previously, the general DevOps strategies, and the cons
Blog Post: DevOps Strategies: Operations - In addition to the general DevOps strategies and development-focused DevOps strategies we’ve described previously, there are also several technical strategies that support the operations-aspects of DevOps: Solution monitoring. As the name suggests, this is the operational practice of monitoring running solutions and applications once they are in production. Technology infrastructure platforms such as operating systems, […]
Blog Post: DevOps: Strategies for Organizing Release Management - In this blog posting we describe two issues for organizing your release management strategy: How to scope release management and how to organize the team. There are two fundamental issues to consider when scoping your release management efforts: Paradigm support. Will your release management process focus on supporting one paradigm, such as agile/lean teams or […]
Blog Post: DevOps Strategies: Data Management - In the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework data management is a Run (operational) activity that focuses on the execution of data-oriented architectures, policies, and processes. Note that the long-term planning efforts around data-oriented aspects of your organization are part of your Enterprise Architecture efforts. Similarly, development of the data-oriented aspects of your organizational eco-system is […]
Blog Post: DevOps Strategies: Enterprise Architecture - The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework explicitly includes arch
Blog Post: DevOps: Operational Disaster Strategies - There are several disaster mitigation strategies that IT departments may choose to adopt: Disaster planning. Disciplined organizations will plan for operational disasters. Potential disasters include servers going down, network connectivity going down, power outages, failed solution deployments, failed infrastructure deployments, natural disasters such as fires and floods, terrorist attacks, and many more. This planning will […]
Blog Post: DevOps Teaming Strategies - There are several teaming strategies that you can choose to adopt when it comes to getting development professionals and operations professionals to work together. Starting with the least effective and working our way to the most effective, they are: Production hand-off. When a development team releases a solution into production the operations team takes on […]
Blog Post: DevOps Strategies: Support - In this blog posting, part of our continuing series on DevOps, we explore solution support strategies. There are several solution support (help desk) strategies, which can be combined, that you may choose to adopt. These options are: Online information. A very common “self serve” support strategy is to develop and maintain online assets such as […]
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IBM Service Request streamlined problem submission process- This video demonstrates how to use IBM Service Request (or SR) to open a problem online with IBM Support. Visit Service Request at
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Did you miss out on IBM Interconnect earlier this month? Did you go and realize you really want the slides for the keynotes? Well, you're in luck! The IBM Interconnect 2015 Keynote slides have been posted to Slideshare.net as a great resource for following up on the things you learned at Interconnect, or the things you may have missed:
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Using IBM Rational Functional Tester in the Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client- In this video you will learn how you can work with functional test scripts in the Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client. We will cover:
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Regardless of the Rational products you use, licensing topics are some of the most common questions Rational Support receives.
These are the top 20 technotes for Rational Licensing that were reused during the past month to help solve your PMRs. We hope that highlighting them here will help others encountering the same or similar issues also find quick resolution:
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Coordinating Change Management Across Windchill and Rational Team Concert: Overview- In this video Jazz Platform Architect William M. Jones takes you scenarios that coordinate change management across PTC Windchill software and IBM Rational Team Concert.
Coordinating Change Management Across Windchill and Rational Team Concert- In this video Jazz Platform Architect William M. Jones takes you scenarios that coordinate change management across PTC Windchill software and IBM Rational Team Concert.
Coordinating Change Management Across Windchill and Rational Team Concert: PDMLink- In this video Jazz Platform Architect William M. Jones takes you scenarios that coordinate change management across PTC Windchill software and IBM Rational Team Concert.
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On March 4th, Nithya Rajagopalan posted the following article: "Announcing the Rational Publishing Engine 2.0 Beta" on the Jazz.net blog. We are re-running the same post below for added visibility and to remind you that the beta is still live! So go on, log in, test it out and see how the RPE beta can work for you!
The IBM® Rational® Publishing Engine 2.0 Beta is now available to try in the cloud on IBM Bluemix!
Rational Publishing Engine 2.0 Beta will help clients assess the capabilities that we plan for the GA version with a focus on:
With Rational Publishing Engine 2.0 Beta, you can now assemble and generate documents that contain complex systems and software engineering data from a simplified web interface.
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This three part series of articles presents two mechanisms for integrating IBM Rational Team Concert™ and IBM® UrbanCode Deploy to create a continuous delivery process. The first approach included in Part 1 is a packaged out-of-the-box implementation that is easy to set up. The second approach, presented in Part 2 and Part 3, uses extensions to the Ant build.xml file.
Continuous delivery with Rational Team Concert and UrbanCode Deploy: Part 1. An out-of-the-box implementation- Learn how to create a continuous delivery process using IBM Rational Team Concert and IBM UrbanCode Deploy. You will learn how to extend an existing build processor to create a new build process from scratch that will seamlessly integrate the products to provide a flow of content in a highly traceable manner.
Continuous delivery with Rational Team Concert and UrbanCode Deploy: Part 2. How to extend the build process- This article shows how to extend a build process to push newly built objects from the Rational Team Concert build process to the UrbanCode Deploy repository so that it is ready for deployment.
Continuous delivery with Rational Team Concert and UrbanCode Deploy: Part 3. How to use extensions to the Ant build.xml file- This article presents the final part of an alternative approach using extensions to the Ant build.xml file which is often at the center of the build process used by Rational Team Concert.
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Deploy to IBM Bluemix with the Bluemix Button- In this video you learn how to deploy your application code to IBM Bluemix to share it with others with the simple push of a button - the IBM Bluemix button. This 2 minutes video provides details about how that button works and how you can embed it in various locations.
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If you have encountered a Website security certificate error during HTTP recording in RPT, we have the solution for you in the embedded video below! In this video, Roja Ayyagary of Rational Client Support demonstrates how to resolve a website security certificate error that can occur during an HTTP recording in IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT).
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Back in January we posted about Ralph Schoon's RTC command line... since then he has continued his work and made a few updated revisions to the tool! Check out the two blog posts below noting the deprecation of version one, and the most recently updated version 2.2!
An RTC WorkItem Command Line V1.0 – Deprecated- Version 1.0 is now Deprecated. Please refer to the new Version 2.2 of the RTC WorkItem Command Line . The code has been enhanced and received a lot of testing and will be the basis for future efforts.
An RTC WorkItem Command Line Version 2.2- Creating links is not easy. Many things can go wrong. Testing by a user showed that there was an issue with links between work items and build results. I found that I got the link direction wrong. I fixed that. Here is the updated source code.
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The post contains published code, so our lawyers reminded me to state that the code in this post is derived from examples from Jazz.net as well as the RTC SDK. The usage of code from that example source code is governed by this license. Therefore this code is governed by this license. I found a section relevant to source code at the and of the license.
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Incremental publish & remote debug help accelerate IBM Bluemix app development using Rational Application Developer V9.5 Beta
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The IBM Rational Application Developer v9.5 Beta bundles the latest version of the IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix which includes 4 new features and bug fixes.
With the new support for incremental publish and remote debug of applications, we now only need to publish the delta code changes instead of redeploying the entire application, significantly reducing the deployment time and making application development targeting Bluemix easier than ever.
To try the new features check out Cesar Orozco's blog post with all the steps you need in the Rational Community here: Incremental publish & remote debug help accelerate IBM Bluemix app development using Rational Application Developer V9.5 Beta
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IBM Rational Rhapsody Features You May Have Missed- Another great playlist by IBM Rational User Education which contains a collection of 8 videos created by IBM Rational Technical Specialist Andy Lapping. These videos are short and focus on very useful and profitable Rational Rhapsody features that you may not know about, but can be used to save you time, money, and better extract value from IBM Rational Rhapsody.
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IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix- This playlist from our friends at IBM Rational User Education contains 26 videos surrounding a multitude of how-to topics in the IBM Rapid Apps for BlueMix space. From introductions and demos to deployment, customization to testing, this playlist covers all of the hot topics around IBM Rapid Apps for BlueMix to help you get started through successful launch!
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Improved Kanban Board and Taskboard views in Rational Team Concert 5.0.1- Chris Goldthorpe and William Vorhees host this how-to for teams who use a combination of scrum and Kanban methods, showing how it's now easier to visually manage and optimize the flow of work with our new Kanban board and Taskboard views.
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First, make sure to have gone through the prerequisites for SAP testing. Refer the below link -
As you see in the link, you can have a maximum of only 50 virtual users on an agent for a SAP GUI test.
Beyond that, failures such as "connection errors", "SAP GUI Component not found" and "Invalid arguments" will start occurring during playback.
This is a result of how SAP has implemented the test automation API in SAP GUI.
Depending upon the script's complexity and the number of GUI components that are part of the script's scenario, it is likely that a script can be played back for only a lesser number of users. These limitations arise out of the SAP automation framework and not Rational Performance Tester (RPT) tool itself. The limitation holds good for other testing tools as well.
Since the limitation is on the on number of users per engine Java process, I tried setting up multiple agent engines in the same physical machine. This involved creation of multiple host aliases in the agent machine and then adding those hosts as locations to be used in user groups (Vertically Scaling an agent machine).
I personally saw that high capacity machine with multiple Agents did not resolve the issue.
Below are some recommendations while load testing a SAP GUI
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My name is Randy Simmons and I am a Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) Support Engineer specializing in the Requirements and Quality Management Tool. I was tasked to create a Video Series to give internal IBMer’s and external customers a basic understanding and troubleshooting options to use when Java related problems occur using the CLM suite of Tools.
This “Non-Programmer's Guide to Troubleshooting Java in CLM” video series covers the topics below. It will make you more aware of the Java Tools available for download at IBM DeveloperWorks. It give you some background about how Java and JVMs work, what data Rational Support is looking for, and the understanding of how you would go about troubleshooting Java or Performance related issues.
Click through the titles to watch the four videos, or click play on the embedded playlist at the end:
1. Introduction to Java for CLM: This video is a recording from an education session "Non-Programmer's Guide to Troubleshooting Java in CLM". This video provides an introduction to Java for IBM Rational Collaboration Lifecycle Management V5.0 users.
2. Garbage Collection in Java for CLM: This video provides an overview of Java Garbage Collection for IBM Rational Collaboration Lifecycle Management V5.0 users.
3. IBM Diagnostic and Monitoring tools for Java with CLM: This video provides an overview of some Java diagnostic and monitoring tools for IBM Rational Collaboration Lifecycle Management V5.0 users.
4. Interpreting Unresponsiveness with Java for CLM: This video provides some examples of what to do when experiencing Java unresponsiveness with IBM Rational Collaboration Lifecycle Management V5.0.
Note: The above list is organized in the link to the embedded playlist below: http
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IBM Rational Robot Version 184.108.40.206 introduced the OpenComparator function in stand-alone mode. This version also introduced support for 64-bit operating system and made the step into the 64-bit world possible after the end of life of Windows XP. See The
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Are you using IBM Rational Robot? Robot will go end of life 30 April 2016. That means that IBM no longer supports Robot. In this post I will point out what that could mean to you.
Robot has been out for more than 15 years. Since that time the software world has been changing rapidly and still is developing at breakneck speed. For many present-day applications, Robot is no longer the right tool. For example, Robot is a 32-bit tool. As such, Robot cannot work with 64-bit applications.
A European customer has used Robot from the beginning of this century to monitor their web applications. At that time, only Robot integrated with Tivo
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Therefore I think that a gradual switch over to RFT and RPT would be the best option I can think of. When you decommission an application that you have tested with Robot, you can replace Robot with RFT or RPT for the replacement. The same might apply when you make far-reaching changes to your applications.
Hopefully this post helps you to think about the future of your testing activities. If you'd like to discuss this further, leave a comment here or connect with me on Twitter @GunangWaney. You can also open a service request against IBM support, preferably before 30 April 2016.
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Assess the Impact of a Change- Scott McBride, Senior Managing Consultant with IBM demonstrates how you can link a business service to supporting processes, applications and technology components. Knowing these dependencies will enable you to identify which business activities may be affected by a change in the supporting technologies.
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It''s becoming more and more common for secure websites to use stronger encryption. That's fine but when recording SSL traffic with Rational Performance Tester that stronger encryption level can prevent RPT from recording traffic from that site.
The solution is to install java policy files that allow use of the stronger encryption methods. This is explained in the the technote Enab
I'll walk you through the steps. The technote would have you start with step 1. But you can start with step 4.
1. The first link in the technote takes you to this link http
From here click on the Java SE 6 link
From here click on IBM SDK Policy Files
From here click on first ibm.com link under SR15
From here select Files for Java 5.0 SR16, Java 6 SR13, Java 6 SR5 (J9 VM2.6), Java 7 SR4, and all later releases and click on Continue
From here click on I agree and then I confirm
Make sure it says
Unrestricted JCE Policy files for the IBM SDK for Java
Then click on Download now
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