If you haven't seen the Jazz.net Library recently, here's some of the great stuff you've missed this year alone! Want to go even one better, though, and get this great content delivered to you immediately when it is published? Just use the RSS feed in your favourite reader and never miss an update again!
If you're interested in the latest IBM SDK for Java 8.0, head over to the community and grab the files, then get involved!
This new version of Java aims to provide Java SE 8.0 compatibility, while exploiting the unique capabilities of IBM platforms to achieve performance and usability improvements.
What's new in the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0? Check out this list:
Compatibility with the new Java SE 8.0 (JSR 337)
Leverages new IBM hardware
Improved performance for workload optimized runtimes
Enhanced support for Cloud & Multi-tenancy environments
And improved efficiency of manipulating native data records/types directly from Java code
If you'd like to take part in the IBM Java 8 beta just use this url to access the files: https://www.ibm.com/services/forms/preLogin.do?source=swg-beta-ibmjte
But don't forget to join the community for answers to questions or to help answer others!
It is a new year, but we are carrying over some old traditions. Case in point, here's the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since December 19th; presented below to help you find the fixes you need.... and don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see the fixes you may have missed over the early winter and late fall months:
Rational Software Architect, Version 18.104.22.168
IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 22.214.171.124
Rational Software Architect, Version 126.96.36.199
Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software, Version 188.8.131.52
Localized practice libraries for Rational Method Composer 184.108.40.206
Rational Tau 220.127.116.11
Rational Change Fix Pack 8 (18.104.22.168) for 5.2
Rational Synergy Interim Fix 1 for 22.214.171.124
Rational Synergy for Eclipse Interface Interim Fix 1 for 126.96.36.199
Rational Synergy Fix Pack 7 (188.8.131.52) for 7.1
Rational Performance Tester, Version 8.3.0
Rational Performance Tester, Version 184.108.40.206
Rational Functional Tester, Version 8.3.0
Rational Functional Tester, Version 220.127.116.11
Rational Functional Tester Fix Pack 1 (18.104.22.168) for 8.3
Rational Robot Interim Fix 2 for 22.214.171.124
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Following are the top Rational Team Concert technotes most used in December 2012 by our technical support engineers to help resolve the PMRs and issues you called in with. In many cases, based on our implementation of Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) principles, these technotes were created to solve an issue from a PMR, and then reused again to solve the same issue for others.
Running reports in the dashboard results in CRRDV0015E
Can not Launch Rational Team Concert due to javaz.naming.CummunicationException
Configuring the Public URI in Rational Team Concert setup menu hangs with the Loading configuration settings message
CRJAZ1558E when testing the JazzAdmin User
Detailed System Requirements for the Rational Team Concert 2.0.x client environment
Error attempting to create new LDAP user registry for Jazz Team Server with Websphere Application Server
Finalizing Setup results in error "CRJZS5260E failed to connect to Jena"
How to archive timelines or iterations in Rational Team Concert
How to change the timeout value using floating licenses on Rational Team Concert
How to extract a Process Template from an Existing Project Area
How to upgrade Tomcat bundle with Rational Jazz Team Server
Invalid UUID error during CCM project creation
LDAP user validation error: The user "XXXXXXX" does not have the JazzAdmins role
Nested MVS sandboxes cause synchronization errors
Rational Team Concert repository database ChangeEvents scrubbing
Removing Expired Temporary Licenses results in error
Running the 'Requirements' data collection job results in 'Failed' status with 'HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized' error
Starting the RTC WebSphere profile results in the "ADMU7704E:" error reported in the WebSphere startServer.log file
Troubleshooting Guide for Configuring Apache Tomcat to run as a Windows Service with Jazz Team Server
Unable to access .jsp files through the web client
Unexpected error message when setting up LDAP in Rational Team Concert
The new year is starting to really ramp up as we all return from our holidays and start digging into strategies and goals for 2013... Of course one of those goals is to remain committed to bringing you the latest and greatest content you need! So, here you go! The following items went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Three steps to rapid development of high-quality medical devices
By: Keith Collyer, PhD, Senior Solution Manager, Electronics and Medical Devices Industry Solutions, IBM, Martin R. Bakal, Worldwide Offering Manager, Electronics Industry, IBM, and Paridhi Verma, Go-to-Market Manager, Electronics Industry, IBM
Medical device developers face challenges that are different from those in developing products in most other industries. Chief among these is the imperative of compliance with safety regulations and industry standards. Three IBM experts describe ways to enhance key processes and improve and integrate to accelerate development, yet still produce high-quality devices that comply with regulations.
Products: Rational DOORS, Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Rhapsody
Improve safety-related software development with a model-based testing workflow
By: Paul Urban, Senior Systems Market Manager, IBM Corporation and Udo Brockmeyer, PhD, CEO, BTC Embedded Systems AG
Developing safety-critical software, where failure can result in injury or loss of life, such as in airplanes, automobiles, trains, or medical devices, requires extra care and effort. The delivery of safe code that is compliant with strict development standards and guidelines such as DO-178C, DO-178B, ISO 26262, IEC 61508, or IEC 62304, can result in increased time and cost of the project. This article describes how to extend the advantages of using the Rhapsody Reference workflow included with the IBM Rational Rhapsody Kit for ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 for development of safety-critical applications. You will learn about the Rhapsody Reference workflow, and how to use model-based testing with the Rational Rhapsody TestConductor Add On to verify the model and the generated code. This reduces the time to deliver high-quality software yet still complies with safety standards.
Product: Rational Rhapsody
Error handling in embedded SQL for C/C++ on IBM z/OS systems
By: Francesco Cassullo, Software Developer, IBM and Igor Todorovski, Software Developer, IBM
This is a guide to detecting SQL errors in C/C++ applications with embedded SQL on the IBM z/OS platform. It includes sample code for performing simple error-checking and a more advanced technique for more in-depth error analysis. All material is based on and tested with IBM z/OS DB2 Versions 8 to 10 and z/OS XL C/C++ compilers V1R11 to V1R13.
Product: C/C++ Compilers
Featured download: IBM Rational Rhapsody
IBM Rational Rhapsody family provides multiple editions to help systems engineers and embedded software developers analyze, design, develop, test, and deliver embedded, real-time systems and software.
This week we are also highlighting the following items on our pages that you may find of interest:
If you haven't checked out the C/C++ cafe in a while, here's a taste of what you've been missing out on:
Initializing static objects across C++ files and libraries- The holiday season is always a good time to reflect on the past. Here I am thinking about a problem that brought me the "ah-hah" moment last month. Problem While compiling the following C++ program, you might assume that the objects...
December 2012 Update for XL C/C++ for Linux V12.1 Released- The December 2012 Update for XL C/C++ for Linux, V12.1 is now available at the following links and on Fix Central: December 2012 Update for XL C/C++ for Linux, V12.1 Can't find the updates for your compiler? Check out our C/C++ compiler latest update page here...
November 2012 Update for XL C/C++ for Blue Gene/Q, V12.1 Released- The November 2012 Update for XL C/C++ for Blue Gene/Q, V12.1 is now available at the following links and on Fix Central: November 2012 Update for XL C/C++ for Blue Gene/Q, V12.1 Can't find the updates for your compiler? Check out our C/C++ compiler latest...
November 2012 XL C/C++ for AIX, V12.1 PTFs Released- The November 2012 Compiler PTFs for XL C/C++ for AIX, V12.1 are now available at the following links and on Fix Central: November 2012 PTF for XL C for AIX, V12.1 November 2012 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V12.1 Can't find the updates for your compiler? Check out...
OpenMP 15th year Birthday at SuperComputing 12, Meeting C++ trip report and ISOCPP.org- Happy Birthday OpenMP! About 15 years ago, the OpenMP ARB Corporation was incorporated as a Minnesota non-profit company. Not-many mains stream parallel language can make that claim. I think it was Bjarne who commented that new parallel languages get invented...
Functional Testing in Google Chrome Using IBM Rational Functional Tester v8.3.x- This demonstration shows you the setup and configuration tasks for preparing Rational Functional Tester for functional testing in Google Chrome browsers.
Last week, the Rational blog: The Invisible Thread posted that the 2013 IBM Champion nominations for Rational software are now open!
The IBM Champion program, hosted by developerWorks, recognizes exceptional contributors to the technical community -- clients and partners who work alongside IBM to build solutions for a smarter planet. For Rational, IBM Champions are clients or partners who lead and mentor their peers and motivate them toward our software solutions and services. Champions can be found running user groups, managing websites, speaking at conferences, answering questions in online forums, and writing blogs, submitting wiki articles, sharing how-to videos, and writing technical books.
Nominate someone that you know
Each of you is a member of a technical community, user group, or related network. Do you know a person who really stands out in their efforts to show others how to get the most out of Rational software? Do they use social media, technical forums and communities to do this effectively? Then you can nominate them to be an IBM Champion for Rational.
Benefits for being selected as an IBM Champion
In addition to merchandise customized with the IBM Champion logo, IBM Champions will receive:
- Visibility, recognition and networking opportunities at IBM events and conferences.
- Special access to product development teams, and invitations and discounts to events and conferences.
- Online recognition via their IBM Connections profile on developerWorks, with a special designation of "IBM Champion" and a listing of notable achievements.
IBM Champions retain their title for one year, after which they can apply for renewal.
Nomination process and eligibility
Self nominations and nominations by proxy will be accepted online through February 8, 2013. A panel of IBMers will evaluate each nominee's contributions over the past 12 months, considering community impact, expertise, and overall community contributions, both in terms of quality and level of participation across a wide variety of activities. Nominees will be notified by IBM if they are selected. Although IBM employees are not eligible for the program, IBMers are indeed encouraged to nominate deserving partners and clients as well.
For more information To learn more about the IBM Champion program and to submit a nomination, visit: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/champion