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There are nine new videos for Rational Developer for System z 8.5 on IBM Education Assistant for Rational. Check out the newly published categories below. Also available is an introduction and tutorial for custom actions for Rational Automation Framework.
Rational Developer for System z
Rational Automation Framework
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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
How to implement a conditional loop in Rational Performance Tester
Implement ongoing analysis and management of business-critical IT applications
Accelerating SAP Deployments with IBM Rational
IBM announces Rational spring launch of products and services
How early Integration testing enables agile development
Integrate Rational ALM applications with SAP Solution Manager
What's new in Rational Software Architect 8.5 and Design Manager 4 beta
What's new in Rational Requirements Composer 4.0
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).
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Did you miss Pat O'Connor's session at #IBMInnovate? Join his webinar tomorrow! Pat will be speaking on "How to Use IBM Support Effectively", June 19 @ 12PM EDT! Register now to get your seat: http
2012 - Customer Education - Getting Effective Support - How to use customer support effectively. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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Here is information on a recently publishing white paper for those interested in the integration of Rational DOORS and Rational Change.
Abstract: The content of this white paper helps you understand the administrative tasks of migrating the traditional integration of DOORS and Change to the OSLC integration using the built-in DOORS plugin. This white paper also covers the setup procedure of the DOORS database server and Redirector Service.
Published: June 13, 2012
Vacation. The word alone strikes both a visceral and dichotomous chord in any and all who hear it. On one hand it triggers a wistful longing or deep anxiousness to get to it, but on the other hand, well that's where things take a turn... for those of us in the corporate world, vacation means returning to an exploded inbox after a week of ignored email. It means that even as we are away from work, basking in the fact that we have no responsibilities for the week, deep down there is that knowledge and fear of what awaits us upon our return. I'm sure at least a few of us have already recoiled in horror at the thought of actually disconnecting and taking a week's vacation.
Thankfully, a few of us in Rational Support have a tool (or rather, concept) to help us deal with that anxiety which makes returning from vacation so much less stressful: our drive to work outside of the inbox. Now, admittedly, it didn't help me return from vacation wholly without fear, but instead, it assuaged that fear nearly immediately once I did return....
Take a moment and think about the last time you took vacation.... how many emails were waiting for your return? Two hundred? Three hundred? One thousand? Somewhere in between? Enough to make returning to work a daunting proposition I'm sure!
Well, imagine returning to the office to find only 138 total emails in your inbox! Moreso, imagine 50% of those messages being irrelevant spam/sales emails and auto-notifications. That's what I came back to. Now, do the quick math and you'll see that my inbox really only held 64 messages for me which required attention... even more luckily, about half of those were only informational and didn't require any direct action. By the time Monday was over, I was nearly 100% caught up from my prior week off. Prior to our WOTI (working outside the inbox) efforts, being caught up by Monday evening would have been inconceivable; a daydreamer's fantasy at best.
The great news? Just because my inbox was reduced substantially from prior vacations' totals, this doesn't mean I am privy to less information... rather, because of our heavy use of wikis, forums, and blogs, all the information I missed during my time away is still available, relevant, and searchable. Instead of digging in to my inbox to disposition emails and categorize accordingly, most of that content was now visible in my RSS reader and already categorized and dispositioned, or even handled for me via internal crowd sourcing as an effect of the networks of connections around me.
Because this information was now being shared in collaborative spaces instead of siloed inboxes, I was able to be more effective more quickly upon my return from vacation and focus on the work that really matters.