How about one last Live on developerWorks Rational
entry to close out 2012? What, you didn't think we'd leave you without some solid technical content before the year ended, did you? The following items went live on developerWorks Rational the past two weeks:
Adapt and scale agile requirements practices in a DevOps environment
By: Cherifa Mansoura, PhD, Solution Architect, IBM
Cherifa Mansoura explains how disciplined agile delivery and agile requirements practices can scale in a DevOps environment for future maintenance and operations on existing products, and a business analyst can help ensure fruitful collaboration between Development and Operations teams.
Product: Rational Requirements Composer
Develop a CICS Java-based Axis2 web service
By: Amy M. Silberbauer, Executive IT Specialist, IBM
A meet-in-the-middle approach to complex service definitions in WSDL, for a complete, multiplatform service.
Product: Rational Application Developer, Rational Developer for System z
Automate investment analysis to predict product success or failure
By: Swathi Jain, User Assistance Team Lead, IBM and Veena K. Omprakash, Information Developer, IBM
Use Investment Analysis in Rational Focal Point to analyze likely outcomes for software and car manufacturing projects. Part 1 explains how to use the Investment Analysis feature in Rational Focal Point to build a simple financial model for a software project. Part 2 describes a more advanced model for similar car manufacturing projects. It reuses variables for another project and compares financial results.
Product: Rational Focal Point
Simplify build and deployment automation for complex projects
By: Li Luo, IBM Certified IT Specialist, IBM, José De Jesús, Senior Certified Architect, IBM, and Derrick Wong, Senior Consultant, IBM
Streamline steps, checkpoints, and exceptions by using a Java-based script that processes an external control file.
Product: Rational Build Forge
We are also highlighted the following items on our pages that you may find of interest.
Featured download - IBM Rational Requirements Composer
IBM Rational Requirements Composer provides the essential business support for teams of all sizes and complexity to define and capture business needs and manage all types of requirements across the project lifecycle. It fosters better business and development collaboration in a web-based requirements community involving a wide set of stakeholders including customers, analysts, developers, testers, etc. Rational Requirements Composer is an important part of IBM's Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution seamlessly integrated with Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager. Through role-based access, project teams can shorten planning cycles and reduce rework cost by aligning development and test effort with requirements and business objectives.
Evaluate Rational Build Forge: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rbuildforge/cloud.html
Evaluate Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rad/tryonline.html
Enterprise modernization sandbox for System z: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/emsandbox_systemz/index.html