Today we released version 9.6.0 of Rational Software Architect Designer and Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software. Find the download, Release Information, and Fix list information below that you'll need to install or upgrade to this version.
There are many scenarios where you might not be able to successfully import Rational Software Architect (RSA) models to Rational Design Manager (DM) using the import engine.
Most of such scenarios occur due to the fact that the import engine might not be configured properly.
Hence it is important that you follow the correct steps to configure RSA DM import engine for the import to work successfully.
Here are the steps you need to follow to configure the import engine.
Configure Import Engine
Launch “Configure Import Engine” from “Start” menu
Input required information into field
NOTE 1 : Real “Jazz User Account” and “Jazz User Password” has to be used
NOTE 2: Make sure you specified a valid path to the Import Engine installation folder in “Eclipse Installation Directory” field.
Click “Test Configuration” button to see if Import Engine can connect to the server. You will see the following message in tray in case of success:
Click “Ok” button to start the Import Engine
Create Import Definition
Make sure you are using an Externally Managed project area. Create a new one if needed
Open project area dashboard
Click “File” and then select “Import Definition” menu item
4. In loaded page select a desired source
Import an entire workspace: you will need to specify the path to RSA workspace that contains projects to be imported.
NOTE: By default all projects from this workspace will be imported to DM server.
Import Engine Name: exactly the same name should be specified as in Configuration Import Engine dialog.
Eclipse Workspace Path: absolute path to RSA workspace on the same machine where Import Engine is launched.
Import Individual Projects: you will need to specify the path to the folder (can be a RSA workspace) that contains project(s) to be imported.
Import Engine Name: exactly the same name should be specified as in Configuration Import Engine dialog.
In section “Projects” click “Add” link:
In section Projects in newly added row in “Workspace Path” specify the path to the folder that contains RSA project
In section Projects in newly added row in “Name of Project to Import” specify the name of RSA project to be imported
5. Click “Save” button
In case of success you will see “Saved Successfully” message box.
Click “File” and then select “Request Import” menu item
2. On the loaded page click “Request Import” button
3. You will see the following message box
4. Click “Import Status” link in this message box. “Import Status” page will be loaded. Depending on the model size different stages will be visible on this page. In case of success the status will look like
NOTE: You can see “Completed with Warning” progress instead of “Completed”. You can see the warnings by hovering over “Completed with Warning” link.
NOTE: You can modify model in RSA, save it and then request the import once again. There is no need to create a new import definition. The requested import will update model stored on the server.
NOTE: If you want to delete all imported results, you need to open “Import Definition” page and click “Delete Import Definition and Data” button.
Rational Software Architect RealTime Edition- IBM Rational Software Architect is a modeling and development environment that uses the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for designing architecture for C++ and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications and web services. Rational Software Architect is built on the Eclipse open-source software framework and includes capabilities focused on architectural code analysis, C++, and model-driven development (MDD) with the UML for creating applications and web services.
I'm constantly amazed at the great information our developerWorks authors produce on such a consistent basis. To prove that point, here are the latest articles from the past week that have gone live on developerWorks Rational:
Develop reliable software with DevOps
By: Bob Aiello, Consultant and Technical editor, CM Best Practices Consulting (Division of Yellow Spider, Inc) and Leslie Sachs, COO, Yellow Spider, Inc.
Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs teach you how to create reliable systems using principles and practices that are emerging as part of DevOps.
Products: IBM Rational Requirements Composer, IBM Rational Focal Point
A macro-pattern for public sector systems architecture
By: Jan K. Gravesen, Executive Architect, IBM
Jan Graveson gives you a common systems architecture pattern to help you accelerate the design of new systems architectures for the public sector.
Product: IBM Rational System Architect
JazzHub: Collborate in the cloud in less than 10 minutes
By: Jean-Louis Maréchaux, Worldwide Technical Enablement Lead, IBM and Fariz Saracevic, Lifecycle Scenario Architect, IBM
Jean-Louis Maréchaux and Fariz Saracevic take you on a tour of Jazz Hub in this scenario-based article. With Jazz Hub your team will quickly and easily collaborate on projects.
What's new in IBM Rational Application Developer V9.0 Portal Tools
By: Mansi Gaba, Staff Software Engineer, IBM
Mansi Gaba introduces you to the new and enhanced features. Support for jQuery tooling, the Maven framework, Mac OS, and simplified Dojo mobile view creation are some of the top improvements.
Product: IBM Rational Application Developer
We're knee deep into fall now, and well into November already! How did that happen? I'm not sure of the time-space continuum shift that has truncated this year, but what I am sure of is that our awesome developerWorks authors have been steadily publishing their great articles regardless of how short or long the year has seemed... Here are the latest articles from the past few weeks which have gone live on Rational developerWorks:
Analyzing data in an agile world By: Scott Snyder, Senior Performance Architect, IBM
Learn to interpret test results in an adaptable way. Scott Snyder shows you the techniques and tooling that should make data analysis more interactive. Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
Develop a hybrid mobile application using Rational Application Developer By: Hamid Kalantari, Staff software engineer, IBM
Top 10 modeling hints for system engineers: #10: Forget 7 ± 2 By: Bruce Douglass, Rational Chief Evangelist, Systems Engineering, IBM
Bruce Douglass gives one hint a week to help you with modeling. This 10-week series starts with #10: Forget 7 ± 2 Products: IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational System Architect, IBM Rational Software Architect
Debugging optimized code By: Rajan Bhakta, Technical Architect, z/OS XL C/C++ compilers, IBM
Rajan Bhakta gives you ways to make the right tradeoffs to get the easiest possible debugging and fastest possible optimization. Products: IBM C/C++ Compiler
Adopting the IBM DevOps approach By: Paul Bahrs, Chief Architect, Emerging technologies, IBM
This practice-based framework will help you assess your current practices and build a roadmap to DevOps adoption.
Be smart with virtualization, Part 2 By: Mike Donati, ClearCase Performance Team Lead, IBM, Ryan Smith, Software Performance Analyst, IBM, and Grant Covell, Senior Development Manager, Rational Performance Engineering, IBM
Part 2 of this article series brings you even more best practices for using IBM Rational software in virtualized environments. Products: IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearCase
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise and V9 Rational IDEs simplify application development By: Jean-Yves B. Rigolet, Rational IDE Cloud Architect and Lead, IBM
The new Version 9 rational IDEs are now available on the Smart Cloud Enterprise. No more install and configuration, just continuous access to your development environment from multiple devices. Learn more from Jean-Yves Rigolet. Products: Rational Developer for System z, Rational Developer for Power, IBM Rational Software Architect, IBM Rational Application Developer, IBM Rational Team Concert
Server-side mobile application development By: Bhargav Perepa, WebSphere Architect and IT Specialist, IBM
A five-part article series that explains how to use IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software and IBM® Worklight together to develop applications for mobile devices. Bhargav Perepa walks you through the entire process. He provides application and sample configuration files to guide you through the steps. Products: IBM Rational Application Developer, IBM Worklight
Here's the most recent list of the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since August 28th! These links below are provided to help you find the fixes you need in order to stay up to date and successful with your Rational products.... Plus, don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see any of the fixes you may have previously missed:
As many of us are in the last weeks of summer break, getting ready to head back to school or get the kids ready, we're still pushing headlong forwards to make sure you get the best information you need to get your job done and get it done right the first time. Our awesome developerWorks authors are always focused on producing the right information you need... so here you go, the following articles and trials went live last week on developerWorks Rational:
Use Rational Quality Manager to manage lab assets in virtual environments By: Pietro Marella, Advisory Engineer, IBM and Torsten Schlegel, IT Specialist, IBM
Read how the IBM Tivoli Lab in Rome piloted an integration of Rational Quality Manager, by extending the Rational Test Lab Manager component, with IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager. This helps test teams improve productivity, cycle times, and cost effectiveness. Product: IBM Rational Quality Manager
Create an automation framework for an HTML-based application By: Shinoj Zacharias, Architect, IBM Rational Functional Tester, IBM
Shinoj Zacharias takes you through the entire process of using Rational Functional Tester's find() API to create an automation framework for an HTML-based application. This article includes examples and sample scripts. Product: IBM Rational Functional Tester
UML Model Metric Analysis rules-based generation of class diagrams By: Manoj Paul, Staff Software Engineer, IBM and Manish Paul, Advisory Software Engineer, IBM India
Learn about a new feature introduced in Rational Software Architect 8.5: Unified Modeling Language (UML) Model Metric Analysis rules-based generation of class diagrams. This feature helps with the challenges that are faced when inheriting a project from another team and more. Product: IBM Rational Software Architect
Rapid JPA development with Rational Application Developer By: Ali Manji, Software Developer, IBM
In part 2 of this article series, Ali Manji shows you how to quickly build a web application using IBM Rational Application Developer's JPA Manager Beans and Rich Page Editor, then render it in a JavaServer Faces facelet. Product: IBM Rational Application Developer
Reconcile, a new feature in Rational Quality Manager By: Pradeep Marigowda, System Software Engineer, IBM
Pradeep Marigowda teaches you how to link requirements collections in a Rational DOORS module view to a test plan, then generate a test case in Rational Quality Manager using the reconcile feature. Products: IBM Rational Quality Manager, IBM Rational DOORS
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Rational Quality Manager, built on the Jazz platform, is a collaborative, web-based, quality management solution that offers comprehensive test planning and test asset management from requirements to defects.
Webcast: IBM DevOps Solution: Continuous business planning to get cost out and agility in http://bit.ly/SMdevops
Wednesday August 14 11:00 am EDT
Webcast: IBM DevOps Solution: Collaborative development to spark innovation and integration among teams http://bit.ly/SMdevops
Wednesday September 4 11:00 am EDT
Webcast: IBM DevOps Solution: Continuous testing to save costs and improve application quality http://bit.ly/SMdevops
Wednesday September 11 11:00 am EDT
As we're knee-deep in preparations for Innovate, IBM's Technical Summit, we're still committed to getting you the best information we can to help you be successful with our products an in your daily work. To that end, here's the articles, featured downloads and upcoming webcasts that went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
Plan and design for product variants for long-term success
By: Joanne L. Scouler, Curriculum Architect, IBM and Martin R. Bakal, Worldwide Offering Manager, Electronics Industry, IBM
Incentives and best practices for a product variants strategy, implementation, and management Products: IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational ClearCase, IBM Rational Rhapsody
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
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.
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.
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.
We also highlighted the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
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.
If you haven't seen the Jazz.net Library recently, here's some of the great stuff you've missed this year alone! Want to go even one better, though, and get this great content delivered to you immediately when it is published? Just use the RSS feed in your favourite reader and never miss an update again!
We are indeed winding down into the next holiday week and the new year, but we still know you need to get the fixes and updates you need! To give you something to do in the hopefully slow week you're having, here's the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since November 30th... and don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see the fixes you may have missed over the summer and early fall months:
Our developers were busy over the Thanksgiving holiday week, working tirelessly to get you the fixes and updates you need! Here's the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since November 13th.... and don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see the fixes you may have missed over the summer and early fall months:
We've got a lot of great stuff to share, so let's dig right in to it! The following items went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
Adopt pragmatic architecture for agile application lifecycle management By Jean-Louis Maréchaux Agile teams benefit from applying design management to producing and maintaining software-intensive systems. This article describes a pragmatic approach to efficient collaboration on designs in an application lifecycle management (ALM) environment. It uses realistic examples and focuses on concrete architecture and design activities, using the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). Product: Rational Software Architect
Run automated Selenium JUnit regression tests By Matthew J. Bradshaw Linking an automation tool to create regression test suites with a Collaborative Lifecycle Management application helps ensure end-to-end traceability of requirements. This guide shows how to connect IBM Rational Quality Manager to Selenium, an open source tool for testing web applications. You can then run tests automatically after a build. Product: Rational Quality Manager
Add Project Security in Rational Change: Introduction By Ritesh Nigam When you enable the Project Security feature introduced in Rational Change 5.3, users are assigned dynamic privileges within a set of CRs, rather than the alternative of static privileges that apply to all change requests (CRs) and tasks within a database. This makes user management for Rational Change 5.3 easy. Product: Rational Change
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Darrell Schrag
Darrell Schrag lives in the Chicago area and has lived and breathed software development for the past 24 years. He spent the first eight years of his career developing software in the DoD (U.S. Department of Defense) and financial sectors until he moved to the other side to sell and consult for Rational software. He has spent his time since helping organizations improve all disciplines of their software development lifecycles. He still keeps his coding skills up to date by building extensions to IBM Eclipse-based products. Recently, Darrell has been involved in mobile development, helping IBM customers integrate the mobile platform into their development landscapes. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/swdevfromthecubicle/?lang=en
Last week we also highlighted the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management combines Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Requirements Composer into one image, available on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise, or as a download. This integrated solution image can help your software development team improve their productivity with integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) capabilities. Read more about Collaborative Lifecycle Management http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/announce/lifecycle/. The products in this image offer improved time to delivery with real-time planning, improved quality with lifecycle traceability, and improved predictability with development intelligence. Try CLM on the cloud http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/clm/cloud.html Or as a download http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/clm/index.html
We've got a few great new downloads that have been released recently, so let's get right into it! Here's a list of the latest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since September 25th, presented below to help you find the fixes you need:
Summer is speeding by! Staying busy covering for your coworkers while they are out on vacation, or on vacation yourself, you may have missed some of these important downloads over the past three weeks. So, take this quiet summer Friday, grab a cup of coffee, and check out the following Rational downloads which have been released over the past few weeks since July 9th, 2012:
Hot off the tails of a long weekend (for some of us), let's get right down to business... the business of keeping your applications in tip top shape! Following are the Rational downloads which have been released over the past few weeks since June 25th, 2012:
It's been busy around these parts... evidenced by a ton of great new downloads that have been released the past two weeks! Below are the links to the new downloads posted between June 6th, 2012 and today... don't forget to check out the 'tags' above to find other downloads you may have missed:
With Innovate2012 being our focus for the past two weeks, we've held on to some of the great content coming out of developerWorks Rational to make sure we highlighted it when you'd all be back and ready for it! So here you go; the following are the wonderful articles which went live on developerWorks Rational over the past two weeks between June 5th and 15th:
Accelerate test cycles with Rational Quality Manager and a cloud test lab By Pietro Marella, Advisory Engineer, IBM, Italy Extend Rational Quality Manager with the Test Lab Manager component, so you can accelerate test cycles by managing assets in virtually. Tivoli SmartCloud Provisioning helps integrate capabilities, so you can import current definitions of virtual images and deploy new virtual machines on demand. Product: Rational Quality Manager
How to implement a conditional loop in Rational Performance Tester By Vishalendu Pandey, Senior Performance Engineer, IBM, India In this article for automation engineers with beginner to intermediate experience in Rational Performance Tester, Vishalendu Pandey guides you through creating a conditional loop that runs a specified number of times. He even includes a sample automation script. Product: Rational Performance Tester
Implement ongoing analysis and management of business-critical IT applications By Amy M. Silberbauer, Executive IT Specialist, IBM, USA Integrating software application analysis with managing changes to source code is a critical part of multiplatform development. Amy Silberbauer describes how to do this in managing the scope and risk of changes, so your plans will be more accurate and you can make better decisions. Products: Rational Asset Analyzer, Rational Team Concert
IBM announces Rational spring launch of products and services By Mike Perrow, Writer and editor, Rational brand strategy team, IBM New Rational software integrations and collaborative capabilities help clients optimize their software and systems delivery across the application and product lifecycle. The offerings include distinct sets of capabilities for IT teams and for product and systems service teams. Mike Perrow gives you the details. Products: Rational DOORS, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Rhapsody, Rational Team Concert
How early Integration testing enables agile development By Monica Luke, Lifecycle Scenario Architect, IBM, USA It's hard to deliver on the agile principle of "done, done, done" for complex, heterogeneous systems. Monica Luke explains how service virtualization can improve team collaboration and align the independent test organization's focus on the same milestone as the development team. Products: IBM Green Hat, Rational Performance Tester,
Integrate Rational ALM applications with SAP Solution Manager By Bernd Eberhardt, Product Manager at the IBM SAP International Competence Center, Germany Businesses with SAP environments benefit from a quality-based approach to ensuring that SAP implementations meet changing business needs. Bernd Eberhardt explains how integrating SAP's Solution Manager with Rational's extensible ALM apps helps scale existing processes and reduce costs. Products: Rational ClearQuest, Rational Functional Tester, Rational RequisitePro,
What's new in Rational Software Architect 8.5 and Design Manager 4 beta By Steve Arnold, Senior Technical Consultant, IBM, UK Rational Software Architect 8.5 adds support for Spring, Hibernate, Struts2 and Java 7 and makes adoption easier with a Visio import option. It includes the Design Manager 4 beta, which simplifies team working and improves reuse. Steve Arnold describes these and other highlights. Product: Rational Software Architect
What's new in Rational Requirements Composer 4.0 By Jared Pulham, Senior Product Manager, IBM, UK Unlock the power of traceability from definition to delivery with Version 4.0 of IBM Rational Requirements Composer. In this article, Jared Pulham delves into the details of what this new version offers. Product: Rational Requirements Composer
We are also pleased to feature Contributing Author Bhargav Perepa
Bhargav Perepa lives in Leesburg, Virginia, with his IBMer wife, Suj Perepa, and their daughter. As an IBM engineer in a trusted advisor specialist capacity, Bhargav consults with US Federal Government to help position IBM products and solutions for complex and often challenging requirements. Bhargav's sole focus in his current job role is to remove technical inhibitors to adoption of IBM products by the US government. He performs technical feasibility studies, conducts assessments to understand customer business and technical environments, presents proof-of-concept and technologies results, and guides solution implementations and IBM enablement sessions. Bhargav has presented at conferences, teamed up in leadership exchanges, and written articles and IBM Redbooks. He has contributed to the IBM patent portfolio, and he participates in the IBM patent review board. Bhargav is also a university ambassador and a certification and patent mentor for IBM. He enjoys reading The Economist, The Washington Post, US Civil War history, training for and completing marathons, swimming, volunteering for food banks and being election chief, traveling, and hiking (Grand Canyon roundtrip in a day, for example).
We've got a lot of great new downloads that have been released recently, so let's get right into it! Below are the links to the new downloads posted between May 17th, 2012 and today... don't forget to check out the 'tags' above to find other downloads you may have missed:
Hot off the presses, we have another installment of "Live on developerWorks Rational" bringing you the following items that went live this week:
Extend TOGAF's ArchiMate to nonfunctional aspects of enterprise architecture By: Fabio Castiglioni, Client Technical Advisor, IBM, Italy and Francesco Pedullá. Executive Architect, IBM, Italy Extend ArchiMate, the TOGAF modeling language, to represent nonfunctional, business aspects of enterprise architecture, thus making the architecture more useful in clouds and other environments. Then download a simple customization so you can use the extension in Rational System Architect. Product: Rational System Architect
Using SoaML services architecture to encapsulate interactions By: Jim Amsden, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM, USA Jim Amsden, co-author of the OMG SoaML standard, explains the key concepts and how to use SoaML to encapsulate the interactions between participants in service-oriented architecture. He also clarifies the different modeling approaches and options supported by UML, SoaML, SysML, and UPDM. Product: Rational Software Architect
Back up Oracle databases with the IBM Rational repotools utility By: Paul J. Vellan, Software Verification Developer, IBM, Canada The Repository Tools utility, known as repotools, is included with the IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager and other Rational Collaborative Design Management applications. The author describes how to use it to back up and restore an Oracle database. Product: Rational Application Developer
This week we are also highlighting the following items on the developerWorks Rational home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
Of course we know you like the deeper technical content too, so here's the articles that went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Design message and service definitions based energy industry CIM standards By Darrell R. Schrag, Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Consulting Specialist, IBM There is little guidance for adapting an energy industry information model to message and service definitions for SOA messaging. This process uses Rational Software Architect extensions to guide definitions, based on the International Electrotechnical Commission's Common Information Model (IEC CIM). Product: Rational Software Architect
Improve portfolio management with new IBM Rational Focal Point integrations By Karthikeyan Dakshinamurthy (email@example.com), Senior Software Engineer, IBM IBM Rational Focal Point 6.5.1 and later integrate with Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) applications to give you many more capabilities for decision-making throughout software development and project lifecycles. This article covers what, why, and how to take advantage of CLM applications. Product: Rational Focal Point
Synchronize CMVC and Rational Team Concert data to get benefits of both By Megha Mittal (firstname.lastname@example.org), Staff Software Engineer, IBM and Ankur Sharma (email@example.com), Staff Software Engineer, IBM IBM Configuration Management Version Control (CMVC) has been superseded by newer Rational software, including Rational Team Concert. The tutorial explains how to integrate the two repositories in mainframe systems. It includes sample code to make syncing periodically even easier. Product: Rational Team Concert
This week developerWorks Rational is also highlighting the following items on our home page that you may find of interest.
Wow, have we got a LOT of downloads for you this go around! Following are the latest in downloads released by Rational over the past few weeks between November 15th, 2011 and today (and check out the 'tags' above to find other downloads you may have also missed):
Ok, maybe I've been watching too much prime-time television to come up with good title lines. So, if you'll forgive the lack of originality you'll find that following are the latest in downloads released by Rational between October 26th, 2011 and today (check out the 'tags' above to find other downloads you may have missed as well):
Rational's weekly round up of articles, trials, blogs, and other content is now available! The following items went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Track design changes dynamically through BIRT reports By Shashi B. Pahwa (firstname.lastname@example.org), IT Architect, IBM and Shishir Narain (email@example.com), IT Architect, IBM Keeping the software design documents in sync with the code throughout software development is one of the biggest challenges for architects and designers. Keep them consistent by using Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) to get reports from Rational Software Architect design models. Product: IBM Rational Software Architect
A guide to inline assembly for C and C++ By Salma Elshatanoufy (firstname.lastname@example.org), Software Developer, IBM and William O'Farrell (email@example.com), Software Developer, IBM Master Inventor, IBM The authors first describe basic usage syntax for inline assembly (inline asm) embedded within C and C++ programs. Then they explain intermediate and advanced concepts, including addressing modes, branching stanzas, memory clobbers, volatile attributes, and multithreaded locks. Product: IBM C/C++ Compilers
This week we are also highlighting the following items on the developerWorks Rational home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
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