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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. Last month the following technotes were the most heavily reused when closing PMRs opened by you, our clients. We hope that highlighting them here will help others encountering the same or similar issues also find quick resolution:
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From our friends at IBM Rational User Education, here are nine more how-to videos surrounding key topics core to Rational Team Concert v4.0:
Rational Team Concert: Create and edit a text file - This video describes how to create and edit a text file in the Rational Team Concert web client v4.0.
Click through to the videos below for even more how-to style quick guides!
Rational Team Concert: Accept changes from other team members - This video describes how to accept changes from other team members in Rational Team Concert.
Rational Team Concert: Add files and folders to a stream - This video describes how to add files and folders to a stream in the Rational Team Concert web client v4.0.
Rational Team Concert: Create a Repository Workspace from a Stream - This video describes how to create a repository workspace from a stream in Rational Team Concert v4.0.
Rational Team Concert: Deliver Changes and Resolve a Work Item - This video describes how to deliver changes and resolve a work item in Rational Team Concert v4.0.
Rational Team Concert: Lock, Download, and Edit a File - This video describes how to lock, download, and edit a file in the Rational Team Concert web client v4.0.
Rational Team Concert: Build definitions and build engines - This video describes how to use build definitions and build engines in Rational Team Concert v4.0.3.
Rational Team Concert: Request a build - This video describes how to request a build in Rational Team Concert v4.0.3.
Rational Team Concert: Build results - This video describes how to view build results in Rational Team Concert v4.0.3.
Even more information can be found at: http
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Monitoring a virtual user during RPT schedule execution- This is a demonstration of setting up the monitoring of a virtual user during schedule execution in IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) V8.6. This is helpful if you want to check on the status of a virtual user independent of the result of the entire schedule execution. You can find more information about this activity in the Rational Performance Tester docu
IBM will soon announce a Beta Program around IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.5
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IBM Rational IDE customers please take note:
In coming weeks IBM will commence an open beta program for IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software. This program will afford you the opportunity to see how the product is implementing tool support for Java 8 and JEE7. It will also afford the opportunity to experience a new capability for optimizing test coverage and utilization. This experimental test optimization technology will be made available for use not only with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, but also with IBM Rational Developer for System z and IBM Rational Developer for i.
By participating in the beta program you can
To read more details please visit (and bookmark) http
Our goal is to start the beta program in late February, 2015. So stay tuned!
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Are you planning an upgrade to a newer release of IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Quality Manager (RQM), Rational Requirements Composer (RRC), Rational DOORS Next Generation (DNG) or your Jazz Team Server (JTS) and unsure about whether or not your clients or servers need to be upgraded together or can be upgraded separately?
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IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen 101: Overview and Demonstration- In this video distinguished engineer George Decandio gives you an overview of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation using a PowerPoint slide deck and then takes you into the IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation program to demonstrate how the program works and what benefit it can provide to you. This video is aimed at new, beginner and novice users.
Information on exte
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Ralph Schoon has posted a great reference, tutorial, and code on his personal blog which provides for A Rational Team Concert WorkItem Command Line! He provides code for a simple Work Item Command Line Client and explains the usage in a detailed but easily understood manner. Of course, noting that the post contains published code derived from examples from Jazz.net as well as the RTC SDK, we need to state that the usage of code from that example source code is governed by this license and as stated in the disclaimer, this code comes with the usual lack of promise or guarantee.
Since we have seen many requests to be able to create and update work items from a command line in the forum, as well as enhancement requests and a story for it in the RTC development repository, we wanted to highlight Ralph's work as a great starting point for creating these solutions. This WorkItemCommandLine should provide access for most of your automation needs when creating work items, as well as standing as a resource for the RTC work Item API.
So, go ahead and check out Ralph's blog post; we think you may find it stands as a hugely valuable resource as you move forward with your own RTC work!
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Introduction - Creating your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix (Part 1 of 10): Would you like some help getting started with Rapid Apps? Watch this video series to learn how to create your first app. You can follow along and create your own simple app for managing an office supply closet. Your co-workers can use the app to make requests for the office supplies they need. Send your co-workers a confirmation email when they make a request and again when the supplies arrive.
Be sure to click through the rest of the videos below to walk through the whole lifecycle of app creation with BlueMix!
Create a native data set - Creating your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix (Part 2 of 10): This video is part 2 in the video series, Create your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix. Create a data set to store the supply request information that is submitted to app. Start a data set from scratch by creating a native data set. To begin, define what kind of data you want to collect with your app. Create column headers, which are called attributes and set formatting requirements for each one.
Create the app - Creating your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix (Part 3 of 10): This video is part 3 in the video series, Create your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix. When you create the app, provide a name and select a template to use as your first screen. After you create the app, create the other screens.
Customize the screens - Creating your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix (Part 4 of 10): This video is part 4 in the video series, Create your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix. Open the screen editor to customize the screens for your app. Change the template text and add additional widgets to the screens.
Create navigation between screens - Your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix (Part 5 of 10): This video is part 5 in the video series, Create your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix. Use button widgets to create navigation between the screens of your app.
Preview the app - Your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix (Part 6 of 10): This video is part 6 in the video series, Create your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix. Preview the progress of your app through an iPhone simulator, iPad simulator, or web browser.
Create a confirmation email - Your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix (Part 7 of 10): This video is part 7 in the video series, Create your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix. Create a rule that sends a confirmation email to your co-workers every time that they submit a supply request through your app.
Create an email for order arrivals - Your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix (Part 8 of 10): This video is part 8 in the video series, Create your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix. Create a rule that sends a notification email to your co-workers when the supplies that they ordered arrive.
Test the email rules -Your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix (Part 9 of 10): This video is part 9 in the video series, Create your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix. Test the email rules by submitting test data in your app. Then check your email to verify that the rules are working correctly.
Deploy the app - Your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix (Part 10 of 10): This video is part 10 in the video series, Create your first app with IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix. When your app is ready to be used, deploy it to IBM Bluemix and share the URL with your co-workers.
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In this 7 part blog series surrounding the DevOps culture, Adrian Cho (Program Director, Continuous Delivery Evangelist, and Author of The Jazz Process: Collaboration, Innovation, and Agility) tackles some of the less tangible issues as they relate to the connection between delivery logistics, development culture, and continuous delivery.
DevOps Culture – Retrospectives and continuous improvement: In the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) project we have declared three imperatives for improvement in order to increase our agility with a goal of continuous delivery: culture, process, and tools. Of these three things, culture is, in my opinion, the most difficult thing to change because it’s less tangible than processes and tools and because culture is often deeply ingrained in an organization and a team. [Read More...]
DevOps Culture – Enabling continuous improvement with IBM’s DevOps Maturity Model and Rational Team Concert: In my last post about retrospectives I discussed the way we have been tracking pain points and associated improvement actions to address those pain points. In this post I want to discuss how we’ve taken this even further by using Rational Team Concert to help track our continuous improvement and how we’re using IBM’s DevOps Maturity Model. [Read More...]
DevOps Culture – Increasing shared awareness: The ability of any team to execute with agility is predicated on a shared awareness of important team elements such as the team’s strategy, plans, and current status. A measure of shared awareness is easily gained when team members work alongside one another. You can’t help but notice what your teammate is doing when she is sitting right next to you or in the same room and that can be invaluable if you are working together. However, when teams are spread across physical locations and time-zones, a more conscious effort must be made to create shared awareness. [Read More...]
DevOps Culture – Teaming up: In a previous post Sreerupa Sen wrote about run teams and feature teams and how they are helping to make our continuous delivery successful. I want to expand on that in this post and talk a bit about the culture that enables such fluid organizational constructs to work successfully. [Read More...]
DevOps Culture – Managing friction: In a previous post about retrospectives and continuous improvement I described how we track “pain points” which are issues that block or hinder our ability to develop a specific development capability. Another way to think of pain points is that they are sources of friction. [Read More...]
DevOps Culture – Building robust teams: When it comes to managing projects and teams, the natural inclination for many people is to try to predict and control everything while taking comfort in tools and technology and processes and practices. This happens frequently in software development despite the fact that other, far more mature, domains learned long ago that this approach doesn’t work, especially in a world of constant change. [Read More...]
DevOps Culture – Thriving at the edge of chaos: In my previous post on building robust teams, I mentioned the need to have some people in a team with an appetite for risk and some who are risk-averse. Some people take risks because they are too inexperienced to know better but some experienced people know that it’s important to take risks. [Read More...]