Notes from Rational Support
I thought it was just me noticing a lot more people on Twitter, but this report from cnet news seems to confirm it. Year to year, from February 08 to February 09, Nielson reports that Twitter has seen a staggering 1382% growth.
Sure, there's an increase in noise ... spammers and such, but there's also a lot more genuine conversation going on out there as more and more real people come on board too.
What started as a playground for the tech geeks and early adopter-types is now being embraced by the mainstream. And hooray for that!
Individual IBMers have been on Twitter since the beginning, and I'm following about six billion of them. And now I'm starting to see more and more IBM and Rational-specific twitter handles out there: @RationalUT, @RationalTester, @rsc2009, @developerWorks, @IBMEvents,
Are you on Twitter? Are you tweeting about IBM and/or Rational? Want to share? Leave a comment and let us know who you are! Let's build the community.
GRUG WEBCAST: The future of the Jazz platform: A conversation with Jazz product manager Kartik Kanakasabesan
Announcing a new Global Rational User Group Webcast:
The future of the Jazz platform: A conversation with Jazz product manager Kartik Kanakasabesan
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
12 noon EDT
Understand the future of the Jazz platformand the benefits this will bring to users ofcurrent and future Rational products.
How can software delivery organizationsleverage the power of the Web to unifyislands of people, processes and information?IBM Product Manager Kartik Kanakasabesanexplores the future of the Rational Jazzplatform and architecture. Kartik willdiscuss the current and future state of theJazz Foundation and Jazz Team Server, andshare common blueprints for teamcollaboration. He will show how the Jazzplatform is leveraging Web architectures toenable teams to "surf the ALM Web" to speedworkflow and improve team agility.
IBM Rational Software Architect (RSA) Support would like to invite you to the first RSA Open Mic conference call.
Title: RSA Open Mic Call
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009
Time: 2pm-3pm Eastern Time
Topic: General RSA Support Issues
Conference telephone numbers:
Participants, Tie: 650-9010
Participants, Toll: 719-457-2703
Participants, Toll free: 888-293-6966
Confirmation Code: 3296418
To help ensure your conference begins in a timely manner, please try todial in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
The intent of this conference is to have a casual discussion with IBMRational Support, to share thoughts, ideas, and information to allattendees. This will be a phone conference only; there will be noaccompanying webcast. This discussion will not cover future productdirection or the status/progress on open RFEs, APARs or PMRs.
The conference will be moderated to keep the call moving and toappropriately triage issues/concerns to PMRs as needed. This may meancertain problems will need to be taken offline for additional researchor specific expertise.
Anyone planning on attending that would like to offer a question oridea for discussion beforehand, or anyone who cannot attend and wouldlike a question or thought added to the discussion, please post here onthis dW forum thread. Every effort will be made to speak to all items postedhere, time permitting, in the conference. We are looking forward to agreat discussion.
For additional detail on the Rational Open Mic Program please see Link: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27015073
Robert Weisz, Premium Support Analyst in our Toronto lab, has just had a new whitepaper published on developerWorks:
How and Why to create Custom Ant Tasks - Extend IBM Rational Application Developer functionality by invoking Eclipse APIs from Ant tasks
This article describes how to create custom Ant tasks within IBM Rational® Application Developer, which is built on the Eclipse platform. It also explains why you might want or need to do so. The example in this article provides a useful function not currently available in the integrated development environment (IDE): a custom Ant task that you can use to delete all generated files marked as derived.