There is so much great content to share this year! The following items went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
The value of effective requirements management in the nuclear energy industry
By: Paul L. Fechtelkotter, Global Business Segment Leader, Energy and Utilities, Rational software, IBM
How IBM addresses compliance and collaboration challenges in the nuclear energy industry
Back up Rational software user data for quick disaster recovery
By: Pranab Agarwal, Advisory Staff Software Engineer, IBM
How to configure peer-to-peer replication with Rational Directory Server (Tivoli Variant)
Products: Rational Change, Rational DOORS, Rational Synergy
Avoid manual configuration of applications under test with this Java utility
By: Amit Srivastava, Staff Software Engineer, IBM and Awanish Kumar Singh, Software Engineer, IBM
Configure applications programmatically in Rational Functional Tester for a client/server test environment
Product: Rational Functional Tester
Featured author- We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Ritesh Nigam
Ritesh Nigam is a senior software engineer with eight years of experience in software development. He has been working as a senior developer for IBM Rational Change for more than five years. He also has experience in Java, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Perl, and web technologies, such as Dojo toolkit, Ajax, web services, OSLC, and change and configuration management.
We're glad you asked! Here's the articles, downloads, and other odd & ends that went live on developerWorks Rational recently:
Being agile while still being compliant
By: Keith Collyer, PhD, Senior Solution Manager, Electronics and Medical Devices Industry Solutions, IBM and Jordi Manzano, Software Quality Assurance Manager and Deputy Director of R&D, Diagnostic Grifols
A practical approach to agile development practices for medical device manufacturers
Product: Rational DOORS
Using scrum methods with Rational Team Concert Version 4, Part 1
By: Millard Ellingsworth, Software Developer, IBM Corporation
In this first of two parts, Millard Ellingsworth walks you through setting up the project, team area, and Product Backlog
Product: Rational Team Concert
Using scrum methods with Rational Team Concert Version 4, Part 2
By: Millard Ellingsworth, Software Developer, IBM Corporation
In this second of two parts, Millard Ellingsworth uses a hands-on example to explain how to plan and run your first sprint
Product: Rational Team Concert
Use Rational Integration Tester to test WebSphere MQ test message transactions
By: Richa Awasthy, Staff Software Engineer, IBM and Dulith (Duli) Wijewardene, Advisory Engineer, IBM
An introduction to using the integration testing feature included in IBM Rational Test Workbench
Product: IBM Rational Test Workbench
Sync resources from external applications with Rational Focal Point
By: Manjunatha S. Nadigar, Integration Lead, IBM
Use the included REST client API to integrate Version 6.5.2 or later with other applications
Product: Rational Team Concert, Rational Focal Point, Rational Requirements Composer
Multilingual automation testing when scripts are based on English UIs
By: Zhi Jun Wang, Software Engineer, IBM, Xue Feng Kang, Software Engineer, IBM, and Xiao Feng Ji, Software Engineer, IBM
How to generate a pseudo translation build to help programmers write automation scripts for multiple languages
Agile analysis practices for safety-critical software development
By: Bruce Douglass, Rational Chief Evangelist, Systems Engineering, I.B.M.
Bruce Douglass, author of the IBM® Rational® Harmony™ for Embedded RealTime Development process, explains why and how to apply agile methods to the key analysis practices for development of safety-critical systems.
Products: IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational Rhapsody
Import Microsoft Visio diagrams into IBM Rational Software Architect, Parts 1-3
Part 1 by: Kapil Gambhir, Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Part 2 by: Rakesh Choudhary, Software Engineer, IBM
Part 3 by: Ritesh Prasad, Engineering Manager, IBM
Import Visio UML class and use case diagrams.
Product: Rational Software Architect
IBM Rational Team Concert
IBM Rational Team Concert, based on the Jazz platform, now supports any plan, any process, any platform. New formal planning templates support traditional project phases, while new risk management capabilities can be used by any traditional, agile or hybrid team. With a single release for all platforms, simple role-based user licensing, no charge for the server software, and new flexible pricing models, you are free to mix and match deployments to suit your particular environments. Rational Team Concert is free for up to 10 developers.
Rational Test Workbench
IBM Rational Test Workbench delivers end-to-end functional, regression, load, and integration testing to address the quality challenges of highly complex applications. Registration and sales representative assistance required for access to the 30-day free trial. Register on Passport advantage today.
IBM Rational Rhapsody
The IBM Rational Rhapsody software is available in different editions to help systems engineers and developers of embedded software analyze, design, develop, test, and deliver embedded, real-time systems and software.
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Fabio Castiglioni:
Fabio Castiglioni is an Executive IT Architect with IBM Sales and Distribution in Italy. He has 30 years of experience in IT, 13 in development labs where he held technical and management positions in international projects. Earlier in his career, Fabio was Technical Director for research projects on object-oriented technologies, Senior IT Architect in major integration projects, and Technical Leader for the Government Industry for IBM South Europe. Fabio is one of the teachers of Component Modeling classes for IBM architects and has published several articles on the subject of nonfunctional requirements.
Hot off the reporting presses here in Rational Support, here are the top twenty technotes used in February to help solve the PMRs you reported. As always, these are taken directly from our PMR reports and tabulated to help you solve the same issues which you may be encountering:
|1250403||How to obtain license keys for IBM Rational products||Rational Common Licensing|
|1410649||Get Social With IBM Rational Client Support||Rational Customer Support|
|1131335||Utility to collect ClearCase logs and diagnostic data on Windows||Rational ClearCase|
|1208895||Utility to collect ClearCase logs and diagnostic data on Linux, AIX, HP-UX and Solaris||Rational ClearCase|
|1308308||How to move licenses to a new server||Rational Common Licensing|
|1605567||How to generate license keys for Rational Products from Rational License Key Center website||Rational Common Licensing|
|1474620||How to install Rational License Key Server 8.1.x on Microsoft Windows||Rational Common Licensing|
|1302974||System Requirements for ClearCase 7.1.x||Rational ClearCase|
|1620879||Upgrades to 4.0.1 create a significantly larger, incorrect index - testfix is required before the upgrade||Rational Team Concert|
|1597061||Compatibility across releases for ClearCase clients and servers||Rational ClearCase|
|1324457||How to reset the Administrator password in DOORS when it has been lost||Rational DOORS|
|4032680||Rational Test Workbench 8.0||Rational Test Workbench|
|1122368||Exporting and importing ClearQuest schemas||Rational ClearQuest|
|1298482||How to create and manage Enhancement Requests in the Rational RFE Community||Rational Customer Support|
|1257370||How to serve a license key to client machines through a firewall||Rational Common Licensing|
|1122748||Running the ClearCase dbcheck utility||Rational ClearCase|
|1294762||System Requirements for ClearQuest 7.1.x||Rational ClearQuest|
|1135435||Common features used in the FLEXlm Licensing options file||Rational Common Licensing|
|4033458||Installation Manager, Version 1.6.1||IBM Installation Manager|
|1358628||MustGather: Enable debugging for ClearCase and ClearQuest installs using Installation Manager||Rational ClearCase|
Are you curious about How DOORS Supported the Curiosity Rover? Back by popular demand from Orange County RUG's 'Rocket Science with Rational' event!
Today! February 21, 2013, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Register Now to learn how IBM Rational software development tools are used in cutting edge rocket science applications, including the Mars Curiosity rover launch and operations! Learn how NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) used IBM Rational DOORS to create, verify and report on some 16,000 requirements for the launch and ongoing operations of the Mars Curiosity rover.
In this session, JPL guest speaker Tracy Van Houten shares insights into DOORS use for the management of these complex requirements, which involved multiple levels and hundreds of engineers to achieve success. Space is limited, so register now for this exclusive event!
But don't stop there! Also check out the upcoming Configuring Rational Team Concert for Agility @ Scale - Series Part III Presented by VRUC: Jazz & CLM
February 26, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Carson Holmes, Vice President of Service Delivery, Software-Development- Experts.com
Our fabulous developerWorks content authors have been at it again! Check out all the great items that have gone live on developerWorks Rational in the last three weeks:
Integrate enterprise and software architectures
By: Steve Arnold, Senior Technical Consultant, IBM and Jas Atwal, Technical Consultant, IBM
Save time and find traceability gaps by linking enterprise architecture elements in IBM Rational System Architect with model elements in IBM Rational Software Architect extension for Design Management.
Products: Rational Software Architect, Rational System Architect
Sync data between IBM Rational DOORS and Rational ClearCase
By: Guru Prasad Ramesh, Staff Software Engineer, IBM
Use the Rational DOORS for ClearCase Interface to establish traceability between these two tools
Products: Rational DOORS, Rational ClearCase
A Rational Team Concert command-line reference for software developers
By: Mark Roberts, Certified IT Specialist, IBM
A useful guide to the most common aspects of the command-line interface, including typical developer, integrator, and configuration manager activities
Product: Rational Team Concert
Top 12 Rational software articles in 2012
By: Robin Wood, Content Acquisition Editor for developerWorks Rational, IBM
A time-saving round-up of the 12 most popular Rational articles published by developerWorks in 2012.
Progressive refinement of user stories in the product backlog
By: Mike Cohn, Founder, Mountain Goat Software
Mike Cohn guides you through how agile and scrum teams progressively refine a project's requirements.
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Monica Luke:
Monica Luke lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area. With more than 20 years experience in software engineering, she joined IBM Rational software 10 years ago in the test organization. During her 17 years as a test automation engineer and architect, she has repeatedly tackled the tough problems of building test automation solutions through frameworks that last and build triggered test solutions for complete lights-out testing. Testing and test automation remain a passion, and that has led Monica to move into the product management organization, where she has the opportunity to tackle these tough problems in the testing tools. Using an outside-in scenario design approach, Monica is happily influencing the next wave of Rational testing tools.
Visit Monica's developerWorks profile
Read Monica's blog
Roll call: 7 questions for...Paul Urban (@urbman http://twitter.com/urbman)
Paul has more than 25 years experience in developing systems, software, and hardware in the embedded and real-time systems industry. He is an OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional Model User, and a senior systems market manager for IBM Rational software and has worked with Rational software in various roles since 1995. Paul is a prolific author on developerWorks and has earned the Contributing Author badge.
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IBM Rational Software Architect
IBM® Rational® Software Architect is an advanced and comprehensive application design, modeling and development tool for end-to-end software delivery. The latest version is updated with the latest in design and modeling technologies, comprehensive support for emerging technologies around BPMN2, SOA and Java™ Enterprise Edition 5, and delivers the best of breed tooling that integrates with IBM's application lifecycle management solutions. Evaluations available for Linux, Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu, and Mac OS.
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IBM Rational FocalPoint sandbox: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/soasandbox/rationalfocalpoint.html?lnk=uctug_ratl_dw_2013-02-13_live_dw
IBM Rational DOORS Web Access: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/doorswebaccess/index.html?lnk=uctug_ratl_dw_2013-02-13_live_dw
IBM Rational System Architect: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/systemarchitect/index.html?lnk=uctug_ratl_dw_2013-02-13_live_dw
IBM Rational Software Architect: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/architect/index.html?lnk=uctug_ratl_dw_2013-02-13_live_dw
Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1 Standard Edition: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/lifecycle/?lnk=uctug_ratl_dw_2013-02-13_live_dw
IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/clm/index.html?lnk=uctug_ratl_dw_2013-02-13_live_dw