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Back in January we posted about Ralph Schoon's RTC command line... since then he has continued his work and made a few updated revisions to the tool! Check out the two blog posts below noting the deprecation of version one, and the most recently updated version 2.2!
An RTC WorkItem Command Line V1.0 – Deprecated- Version 1.0 is now Deprecated. Please refer to the new Version 2.2 of the RTC WorkItem Command Line . The code has been enhanced and received a lot of testing and will be the basis for future efforts.
An RTC WorkItem Command Line Version 2.2- Creating links is not easy. Many things can go wrong. Testing by a user showed that there was an issue with links between work items and build results. I found that I got the link direction wrong. I fixed that. Here is the updated source code.
License and Getting Started
The post contains published code, so our lawyers reminded me to state that the code in this post is derived from examples from Jazz.net as well as the RTC SDK. The usage of code from that example source code is governed by this license. Therefore this code is governed by this license. I found a section relevant to source code at the and of the license.
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Incremental publish & remote debug help accelerate IBM Bluemix app development using Rational Application Developer V9.5 Beta
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The IBM Rational Application Developer v9.5 Beta bundles the latest version of the IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix which includes 4 new features and bug fixes.
With the new support for incremental publish and remote debug of applications, we now only need to publish the delta code changes instead of redeploying the entire application, significantly reducing the deployment time and making application development targeting Bluemix easier than ever.
To try the new features check out Cesar Orozco's blog post with all the steps you need in the Rational Community here: Incremental publish & remote debug help accelerate IBM Bluemix app development using Rational Application Developer V9.5 Beta
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IBM Rational Rhapsody Features You May Have Missed- Another great playlist by IBM Rational User Education which contains a collection of 8 videos created by IBM Rational Technical Specialist Andy Lapping. These videos are short and focus on very useful and profitable Rational Rhapsody features that you may not know about, but can be used to save you time, money, and better extract value from IBM Rational Rhapsody.
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IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix- This playlist from our friends at IBM Rational User Education contains 26 videos surrounding a multitude of how-to topics in the IBM Rapid Apps for BlueMix space. From introductions and demos to deployment, customization to testing, this playlist covers all of the hot topics around IBM Rapid Apps for BlueMix to help you get started through successful launch!
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Improved Kanban Board and Taskboard views in Rational Team Concert 5.0.1- Chris Goldthorpe and William Vorhees host this how-to for teams who use a combination of scrum and Kanban methods, showing how it's now easier to visually manage and optimize the flow of work with our new Kanban board and Taskboard views.
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First, make sure to have gone through the prerequisites for SAP testing. Refer the below link -
As you see in the link, you can have a maximum of only 50 virtual users on an agent for a SAP GUI test.
Beyond that, failures such as "connection errors", "SAP GUI Component not found" and "Invalid arguments" will start occurring during playback.
This is a result of how SAP has implemented the test automation API in SAP GUI.
Depending upon the script's complexity and the number of GUI components that are part of the script's scenario, it is likely that a script can be played back for only a lesser number of users. These limitations arise out of the SAP automation framework and not Rational Performance Tester (RPT) tool itself. The limitation holds good for other testing tools as well.
Since the limitation is on the on number of users per engine Java process, I tried setting up multiple agent engines in the same physical machine. This involved creation of multiple host aliases in the agent machine and then adding those hosts as locations to be used in user groups (Vertically Scaling an agent machine).
I personally saw that high capacity machine with multiple Agents did not resolve the issue.
Below are some recommendations while load testing a SAP GUI
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My name is Randy Simmons and I am a Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) Support Engineer specializing in the Requirements and Quality Management Tool. I was tasked to create a Video Series to give internal IBMer’s and external customers a basic understanding and troubleshooting options to use when Java related problems occur using the CLM suite of Tools.
This “Non-Programmer's Guide to Troubleshooting Java in CLM” video series covers the topics below. It will make you more aware of the Java Tools available for download at IBM DeveloperWorks. It give you some background about how Java and JVMs work, what data Rational Support is looking for, and the understanding of how you would go about troubleshooting Java or Performance related issues.
Click through the titles to watch the four videos, or click play on the embedded playlist at the end:
1. Introduction to Java for CLM: This video is a recording from an education session "Non-Programmer's Guide to Troubleshooting Java in CLM". This video provides an introduction to Java for IBM Rational Collaboration Lifecycle Management V5.0 users.
2. Garbage Collection in Java for CLM: This video provides an overview of Java Garbage Collection for IBM Rational Collaboration Lifecycle Management V5.0 users.
3. IBM Diagnostic and Monitoring tools for Java with CLM: This video provides an overview of some Java diagnostic and monitoring tools for IBM Rational Collaboration Lifecycle Management V5.0 users.
4. Interpreting Unresponsiveness with Java for CLM: This video provides some examples of what to do when experiencing Java unresponsiveness with IBM Rational Collaboration Lifecycle Management V5.0.
Note: The above list is organized in the link to the embedded playlist below: http
On 12 August 2014, IBM
SQA Robot is part of SQA TeamTest . This bundle consists of SQA Robot and SQA Tester.
Since version 2002.05.00, Rational added a function SQAV
IBM Rational Robot Version 184.108.40.206 introduced the OpenComparator function in stand-alone mode. This version also introduced support for 64-bit operating system and made the step into the 64-bit world possible after the end of life of Windows XP. See The
Thanks to Hari, this was all possible.
Robot and her husbands
Consciously or unconsciously, we see history lightly in the form of a conflict between the old and the new. - Johan Huizinga.
Are you using IBM Rational Robot? Robot will go end of life 30 April 2016. That means that IBM no longer supports Robot. In this post I will point out what that could mean to you.
Robot has been out for more than 15 years. Since that time the software world has been changing rapidly and still is developing at breakneck speed. For many present-day applications, Robot is no longer the right tool. For example, Robot is a 32-bit tool. As such, Robot cannot work with 64-bit applications.
A European customer has used Robot from the beginning of this century to monitor their web applications. At that time, only Robot integrated with Tivo
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Therefore I think that a gradual switch over to RFT and RPT would be the best option I can think of. When you decommission an application that you have tested with Robot, you can replace Robot with RFT or RPT for the replacement. The same might apply when you make far-reaching changes to your applications.
Hopefully this post helps you to think about the future of your testing activities. If you'd like to discuss this further, leave a comment here or connect with me on Twitter @GunangWaney. You can also open a service request against IBM support, preferably before 30 April 2016.
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Assess the Impact of a Change- Scott McBride, Senior Managing Consultant with IBM demonstrates how you can link a business service to supporting processes, applications and technology components. Knowing these dependencies will enable you to identify which business activities may be affected by a change in the supporting technologies.
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It''s becoming more and more common for secure websites to use stronger encryption. That's fine but when recording SSL traffic with Rational Performance Tester that stronger encryption level can prevent RPT from recording traffic from that site.
The solution is to install java policy files that allow use of the stronger encryption methods. This is explained in the the technote Enab
I'll walk you through the steps. The technote would have you start with step 1. But you can start with step 4.
1. The first link in the technote takes you to this link http
From here click on the Java SE 6 link
From here click on IBM SDK Policy Files
From here click on first ibm.com link under SR15
From here select Files for Java 5.0 SR16, Java 6 SR13, Java 6 SR5 (J9 VM2.6), Java 7 SR4, and all later releases and click on Continue
From here click on I agree and then I confirm
Make sure it says
Unrestricted JCE Policy files for the IBM SDK for Java
Then click on Download now
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Quick Planner Enhancement in Rational Team Concert- Create and plan work items in a more efficient ways for individuals and small teams, which includes customization features.
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The Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) upgrade scripts - Jazz Team Server (JTS), Change and Configuration Management (CCM), Quality Management (QM), Requirements Management (RM) provides an additional command line para
This new command line para
The upgrade scripts also provides other parameters(such as -noPrompt -noStepPrompt –overwrite -noVerify)
As a result, the automation of the upgrade scripts can be achieved by prevent all the user interactions.
An example command to perform JTS upgrade by suppressing all the user interactions:
However, vvc_upgrade.bat, dm_upgrade.bat, and relm_upgrade.bat don't support the noEditor option.Therefore, running these three upgrade batch files still require manual user interaction.
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This series of articles presents two mechanisms for integrating IBM Rational Team Concert™ and IBM® UrbanCode Deploy to create a continuous delivery process. The first approach included in this article, Part 1, is a packaged out-of-the-box implementation that is easy to set up. The second approach, presented in Part 2 and Part 3, uses extensions to the Ant build.xml file.
Continuous delivery with Rational Team Concert and UrbanCode Deploy: Part 1. An out-of-the-box implementation- Learn how to create a continuous delivery process using IBM Rational Team Concert and IBM UrbanCode Deploy. You will learn how to extend an existing build processor to create a new build process from scratch that will seamlessly integrate the products to provide a flow of content in a highly traceable manner.
Continuous delivery with Rational Team Concert and UrbanCode Deploy: Part 2. How to extend the build process- This article shows how to extend a build process to push newly built objects from the Rational Team Concert build process to the UrbanCode Deploy repository so that it is ready for deployment. Note: The use of the Ant build process does not limit you to just building Java applications. Rational Team Concert users have used the Ant build process, and Rational Team Concert extensions in the build process to build applications in other languages such as C and ADA.
Continuous delivery with Rational Team Concert and UrbanCode Deploy: Part 3. How to use extensions to the Ant build.xml file- This article presents the final part of an alternative approach using extensions to the Ant build.xml file which is often at the center of the build process used by Rational Team Concert.
Mark holds a Bachelors Degree in General Engineering and a Masters Degree in Distributed Systems Design, has more than 20 years experience in a wide variety of computer systems and is a Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.
He was a senior Engineer at ALSTOM T&D where he was responsible for the creation of software solutions using ‘C’, Assembly code, PERL and Fortran for PC, mainframe and real-time embedded platforms.
Mark joined Rational Software in 1999 and after focusing on change and configuration management solutions has expanded the coverage of the software development lifecycle to include requirements, test automation and deployment. During his IBM career Mark has worked in roles covering technical consultancy, product management, marketing and services management. He is currently serving another term of pre-sales consultancy focusing on the UrbanCode deployment automation solutions.
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IBM Rational IDE customers please take note: The IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.5 Beta Program is now live!
As of today, IBM has commenced 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 is 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, register for the beta program, and access the beta code, please visit http
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IBM DevOps: How to be a Lean Startup in the Enterprise- Having a great idea that people support is only the first step in injecting innovation into an Enterprise. This video is a quick tour of a streamlined process and supporting technologies for implementing the build-measure-learn practice used by lean startups.
Rational Integration Workbench for Virtual Service:
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Licensing can be confusing for Rational Performance Tester (RPT). Here's an overview of the various types of licenses for RPT along with their limitations.
1. 30 Day Trial
2. Rational Performance Tester or Rational Test Workbench Product Activation kit.
3. Rational Performance Tester or Rational Test Workbench PVU Activation kit
4. Rational Performance Tester or Rational Test Workbench Floating License
5. Virtual User licenses
6. Rational Performance Tester or Rational Test Workbench Floating License for PVU
7. Optional Protocol Extension Floating License
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Essentials of UrbanCode Deploy: Train the Trainer - In this session instructors Steve Cotugno and Joanne Scouler take you through UrbanCode product basics. You will learn how to teach customers the fundamentals of UrbanCode Deploy. You will be introduced to what is now the new official customer training course on UrbanCode Deploy so you can deliver the course to customers.
Essentials of UrbanCode Deploy: Train the Trainer (Resources)- In this one-hour train-the-trainer session for the Resources module of the course "Essentials of IBM UrbanCode Deploy QQ147," IBM trainer Joanne Scouler and Managing Consultant Steve Cotugno take you through the purpose of resources, the different types of resources, key points about resources and how to set up resources in UrbanCode Deploy.
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In case you missed it, there are some recently published videos on the
Rational DOORS Next Generation
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