Notes from Rational Support
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I love reviewing our monthly metrics and numbers.
It's great fun to watch how the readership and traffic to our Notes from Rational Support blog grows. I like to think it's because of the quality content we provide (and/or link to) in our niche.
Let's review the top keywords that brought folks to this blog, shall we?
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This week we have a metric tonne of downloads for you to enjoy! Following are the downloads released and posted since April 3rd, 2012.
IBM Rational ClearCase:
IBM Rational ClearQuest:
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Here's an article which may have flown under your radar if you only watch developerWorks Rational. This one comes to you from the developerWorks IBM i Technical Library and covers some great technical details covering database modernization from DDS to SQL with Rational Open Access: RPG Edition:
Moving from a DDS to SQL database on DB2 for i can be accomplished without changing a single line of program code or recompiling a program. Converting a program to use advanced SQL techniques involved extensive program modifications or total rewrites, until now. With the addition of Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, advanced SQL coding techniques can be utilized by adding as little as 1 line of code to an existing RPG program. In this article I will describe how to use Rational Open Access: RPG Edition to take advantage of advanced data centric programming techniques only available via SQL programming.
About the Author: Daniel R. Cruikshank, Senior Consultant, IBM
Dan has over 39 years experience in the IT industry, predominantly IBM Rochester systems and RPG. Dan also has over 20 years of SQL experience. He currently teaches DB2 for i Optimization and Data Centric Programming techniques utilizing embedded SQL. Dan specializes in application performance troubleshooting and database reengineering.
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IBM Rational Team Concert: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of the Rational Team Concert, which provides agile teams with a highly collaborative development environment. More information: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/clm... https://jazz.net/products/clm/
IBM Rational Team Concert Planning: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of the Rational Team Concert planning. More information: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/clm... https://jazz.net/products/clm/
IBM Rational Team Concert Build Management: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of the Rational Team Concert build management. More information: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/clm... https://jazz.net/products/clm/
IBM Jazz Source Control: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of Jazz source control, which manages the source code, documents, and other artifacts that a team creates. More information: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/clm... https://jazz.net/products/clm/
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Greetings from the main tent at Innovate. Here we are in the second full day of events and the mornings have been exciting. The band welcomed us all and after yesterday's lightning sessions I was looking forward to some panels and speakers. First up was Robert Leblanc, SVP of Middleware. What I gleaned from him was that our customers clearly understand the latest trends of mobile, Cloud and more but they feel they are very unprepared to adopt and react to those trends. Seems like an opportunity for us to help them with the transition. I loved the example he gave with the Ford Fusion and how it contains over 15 million lines of code by the time it is complete and coming off the line. It is a walking data center. Also interesting was the how he positioned devOps to be more of and enterprise process and not an IT process. I think this shift will allow more of our customers outside of the traditional ALM and IT space to participate. I also heard a clear call to action with the directive to improve the speed of delivery of our offerings to map to the entire mobile paradigm and allowing customers to update at will at a very quick pace from the appStore.
Our final event was an interview with Alan Brown and Steve Wozniak. He focused on the fact that he designed things completely for himself and was "an engineer at heart". He did not always rely on existing documentation and design principles but worked to reverse engineer and improve upon them. He would offer challenges to himself to build something with less parts and that is what drove the entire simplicity model. Mr. Wosniak worked on many different projects and didn't ever discount those efforts. He also said it is not always easy to recognize innovation and what can be turned into money but that his partnership with Steve Jobs really helped there. What he brought to the table was the ability to be disruptive, and to not just learn the answers to the test but to ask thought provoking questions on a regular basis. This message resounded well with me as I see my own children often look for the answers instead of trying to figure out answers for themselves.