Develop Multilingual portlets with Rational Application Developer- This article explains how to use ResourceBundle classes for multilingual portlet development using IBM Rational Application Developer for IBM WebSphere Portal. IBM® WebSphere® Portal supports more than 30 languages for different locations. Various international organizations provide their portals for use in different countries or regions through multilingual Web sites. In this context, the portal concurrently serves portal views in the users preferred language to a large numbers of users. WebSphere portal supports portlets displayed in different languages. If a requested language is not supported, the portal attempts to match the user's language preference.
This article explains how to develop multilingual portlets using IBM® Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere Software v9 (you can use v7.5 or higher to follow the steps in this article). Code snippets to incorporate multilingual portlets using ResourceBundle are provided in the download section of the article.
IBM® Rational® Quality Manager provides extensible APIs that enable test-automation tools from various industries to be integrated into the Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) environment. These APIs make the automation tools' capabilities available in Rational Quality Manager, providing a rich user experience. After an integration is built, it goes through a rigorous validation process and then is available to users.
ETAS LABCAR-AUTOMATION (LCA), an automated testing tool widely used in the automotive industry, now integrates with Rational Quality Manager through these extensible APIs. MicroGenesis, an IBM business partner, built this one-of-a-kind integration, enabling users from the systems space to leverage the power of collaboration and the enhanced traceability of the CLM environment. (All copyrights and trademarks related to LABCAR-AUTOMATION/LCA are owned by ETAS.)
Accelerate the design and development of Java Enterprise Applications- This article shows how to apply Model Driven Architecture principles to accelerate the design and development of Java Enterprise Applications that use mainstream technology, such as Java Persistence API, Enterprise Java Beans and Java API for RESTful Web Services. It investigates each step of the model-driven development process from the initial domain design to the generation of EJB 3.0 and JAX-RS design and implementations.
The scope of this article is accelerating the design and development of Java Enterprise Applications that use mainstream technologies, such as Java Persistence API (JPA), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) and Java API for RESTful Architecture. Following the principles of RESTful Architecture, I chose to model the Resources based on the entities that constitute the business domain. Enterprise Java Beans are used as an intermediate layer to take advantage of the transaction management support that they offer. IBM® Rational® Software Architect offers set of predefined model to code transformations that support development of Java Enterprise Applications with the mainstream technologies.
The article below provides you with knowledge about Jenkins and shows you how to set up the continuous delivery framework with Jenkins. The framework can build and scan source code, install the successful build, run tests and send results automatically.
Set up a continuous delivery framework with Jenkins - The setup of the framework in a continuous delivery process is important. The framework determines DevOps's efficiency and what can be done in the continuous delivery process. This article contains information on Jenkins and demonstrates how to:
Set up the continuous delivery framework with Jenkins.
Apply this knowledge to the continuous delivery framework.
Implement the continuous delivery framework with Jenkins.
A three part series by Jim Amsden (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM covering BPMN and SoaML integrations in which you will learn how to use the strengths of each standard to complement the other.
Integrating BPMN and SoaML, Part 1. Motivation and Approach- BPMN and SoaML are two recent standards adopted by OMG. The standards overlap significantly, but each provides a particular emphasis on service and process modeling. This article is Part 1 of a three-part series that explores how to use these two modeling languages (either separately or together) on the same or related projects. It introduces requirements and approaches for how to take advantage of their strengths of each and how to avoid redundancy.
Integrating BPMN and SoaML: Part 3. Mapping BPMN and SoaML- BPMN and SoaML are two recent standards adopted by OMG. There is significant overlap between these standards, with each providing a particular emphasis on service and process modeling. This article looks at how to uses their unique features together.
Four more great articles give you 5 minutes of smart at a time in easy to consume segments. As we wrap up the year, these articles will give you quick and great information, but don't be fooled, these will serve to whet your appetite for even deeper information once you start. So grab some coffee or tea, and take 20 minutes to absorb these articles and lay out a plan for follow up in the coming slow-down.
5 minutes of smart: Manage change with work items- Developers can learn how to become change and configuration management experts by understanding how work items function. By using an automated tool -- in this case, the agile project management Rational Team Concert -- you make it easier to manage change in a software development project.
5 minutes of smart: Explore the testing process- Developers can learn how to become software testing experts by understanding how the testing effort process works in a software development project. By using an automated tool -- in this case, Rational Quality Manager -- you make it easier to plan, develop, and manage testing in a software development project.
5 minutes of smart: Explore the test management process- Developers can learn how to become software test management experts by understanding how the testing effort process works in a software development project. By using an automated tool -- in this case, Rational Quality Manager -- you make it easier to plan, develop, and manage testing in a software development project.
5 minutes of smart: Use source control to manage change- Using source control, developers can more easily manage source code, documents, and other artifacts that a software development team creates. By using an automated tool -- in this case, the agile project management Rational Team Concert -- you make it easier to manage these change in a development project.
Four great articles give you 5 minutes of smart in bite-sized chunks. As we move into the holiday weekend for our U.S. based employees and clients, these articles will give you a quickly consumable bite of information, but don't be deceived, these will serve to whet your appetite for even deeper information once you dig in. So grab a cuppa, and take 20 minutes to absorb this great info and lay out a plan for follow up in the coming slow-down.
5 minutes of smart: Tracing project requirements- By using an automated tool to facilitate tracing project requirements (in this case, Rational DOORS Next Generation), you can take charge and make managing project requirements a smooth, continuous process.
5 minutes of smart: How to link requirements to development artifacts- An important initial task to successfully manage requirements in a development project includes linking requirements and artifacts. Choosing the correct link type is key. Learn about links types in a typical RM tool such as Rational DOORS Next Generation. You can also experiment with the DOORSng tool in a 60-day free trial.
5 minutes of smart: Detect and analyze runtime problems with probes- By using an automated tool to facilitate development code testing (in this case, Rational Application Developer for WebSphere), which uses the Eclipse-based Probekit framework of Java code fragments that can be inserted into a program to provide information as the program runs, you make it easier to obtain vital runtime data on your code component.
Learn how to set up an IBM Rational Team Concert main build that performs an IBM Rational Developer for System z code review. Based on the result of the code review, the process either submits the build to compile, or stops and reports the code review errors. Apply the tested, documented sample described in this article to implement a similar solution on your own platform. The steps focus on the Rational Team Concert administrator who writes an Ant task to compile COBOL programs, depending on other previous tasks, such as quality control.
Figure 1. Technical context for the sample scenario:
About the Author: Corinne Blanchard has 20 years of experience in the application development field (Cobol, Pacbase, J2EE). In the last six years she has worked for IBM on Rational products as a client technical professional and team leader for Rational Enterprise Modernization tools. In 2010, she contributed to the IBM Redbooks IBM WebSphere RFID handbook: A solution guide and IBM WebSphere RFID handbook: A programming guide. In 2013, she wrote a workbook that explains the basics of IBM Rational Programming Patterns.
Here's the most recent list of the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since our last post on March 5th! These links below are provided to help you find the fixes you need in order to stay up to date and successful with your Rational products.... And don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see any of the fixes you may have previously missed:
Here's the most recent list of the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since our last post on February 19th! These links below are provided to help you find the fixes you need in order to stay up to date and successful with your Rational products.... And don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see any of the fixes you may have previously missed:
Clean Rational Team Concert build workspaces
When multiple builds run on multiple machines the process of maintaining the infrastructure can become a problem. In this article you will learn how an automated build cleaning process can improve the continuous integration environment and reduce manual maintenance.
Do yourself a favour and take a moment to read through his automated solutions and get started on that Spring cleaning a bit early, before your competitors, and get that build workspace spotless so you and your developers can work without the clutter.
While working the front lines in support over the past 16 years of my career, a small handful of issues always seem to crop up as the most requested items when clients call in. One of those items was consistently in depth question on how to setup SSL for any of the products I was supporting. So, of course I'm going to highlight an SSL article when it comes across my plate, as I know how important these types of setups are to you, or clients, with a focus on ensuring your environment's security.
Luckily, John Chewter, Chief Architect for Green Hat Technologies in IBM has written a wonderfully detailed article on developerWorks outlining this process for IBM Rational Integration Tester:
Using SSL within Rational Integration Tester- Overview of key material, the SSL handshake, and its use in Rational Integration Tester transports. Learn how to configure SSL and use the key material in IBM® Rational® Integration Tester to test and virtualize secure services.
Summary: This article explains the various key material types and how they are used within Rational Integration Tester so that it can connect to and test applications secured using SSL. In Part Two we explore how to use the HTTP(S) proxy server to record and re-route secure traffic by using existing key material, or by using the certificate and key that is included in the HTTP proxy server, within the Rational Integration Tester Platform Pack.
We're always working to bring you deeper value to the products you use. From our support perspective, this doesn't just mean troubleshooting tips or solutions to errors. It also means larger implementation content and best practices! Helping you avoid issues by highlighting best practices before trouble is seen is just another of those ways we help make sure you are as successful with these products as you need to be! That's exactly why we bring you this periodic series of roll-ups from our developerWorks Rational community and libraries... that in mind, here's the past few weeks' articles that went live on developerWorks Rational:
What's new in Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters
By: Gary Cernosek, Product Manager, IBM
Gary Cernosek discusses the latest additions which help connect ALM products with more third-party tools and improve enterprise manageability. Read the article to find out the other new features added to the adapters.
Products: IBM Rational Quality Manager, IBM Rational Change, IBM Rational Requirements Composer, IBM Rational Team Concert
What's new in Rational Software Architect and Design Manager
By: Sanjesh Raj Nair, Senior Staff Software Engineer, IBM
Sanjesh Nair reviews the latest additions to Rational Software Architect and Design Manager. See what Rational software has created to make your job easier.
Product: IBM Rational Software Architect
Top 10 modeling hints: #4 Design patterns reuse proven solutions
By: Bruce Douglass, Rational Chief Evangelist, Systems Engineering, IBM
Bruce Douglass discusses the importance of leveraging the experience and knowledge of other designers through abstraction or design pattern reuse.
Products: IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational System Architect, IBM Rational Software Architect
IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition extends the IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) with integrations to select third-party tools. These adapters also provide integrations for Rational ClearQuest. The Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition enables you to continue using your existing lifecycle tools and benefit from the many capabilities found in the Rational solution for CLM products.
Monica Luke lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area. With more than 20 years experience in software engineering, she joined IBM Rational software 10 years ago in the test organization. During her 17 years as a test automation engineer and architect, she has repeatedly tackled the tough problems of building test automation solutions through frameworks that last and build triggered test solutions for complete lights-out testing. Testing and test automation remain a passion, and that has led Monica to move into the product management organization, where she has the opportunity to tackle these tough problems in the testing tools. Monica currently spends a lot of her time thinking about the challenges of Continuous Testing. Using an outside-in scenario design approach, Monica is happily influencing the next wave of Rational testing tools.
IBM Rational DOORS getting started
By: Yianna Papadakis-Kantos, Instructional Designer & Curriculum Architect, IBM
Yianna Papadakis-Kantos introduces you to Rational DOORS in this tutorial that starts with collaboration and moves through the entire requirements process.
Product: IBM Rational DOORS
Simplify integration testing with Rational Integration Tester
By: Pallavi V. Bhosale, Software Test Specialist, IBM
Pallavi Bhosale shows you how to create and code-free and reusable stubs the easy way using Rational Integration Tester, a component of Rational Test Workbench.
Product: IBM Rational Test Workbench
Extend IBM Rational Test Lab Manager for test asset management
By: Pietro Marella, Advisory Engineer, IBM and Remo Freddi, Staff Software Engineer, IBM
Pietro Marella and Remo Freddi describe how they have streamlined the product development cycle by integrating Rational and Tivoli products in a pilot in the IBM Tivoli Lab in Rome.
Top 10 modeling hints: #5 Only 4 (+1) diagrams are required
By: Bruce Douglass, Rational Chief Evangelist, Systems Engineering, IBM
Bruce Douglass explains Minimal SysML, a profile he created, as an easier way to adopt both UML and SysML.
Products: IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational System Architect, IBM Rational Software Architect
Create custom reports with BIRT and Rational Team Concert
By: Paul Wellman, Managing Consultant, IBM Global Business Services and Paul Rinaldi, Application Developer, IBM Global Business Services
Paul Wellman and Paul Rinaldi explain how to use BIRT to access multiple custom work item attributes added to Rational Team Concert.
Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
Create high quality code with IDEs
By: Charles E. Gordon, Technical Sales Specialist, IBM
Charles Gordon shows you the features in Rational Software Architect and Rational Application Developer that help you to find and fix defects early in the development process which makes it easier to analyze the impact of potential software changes.
Products: IBM Rational Software Architect, IBM Rational Application Developer
Top 10 modeling hints: #6 Model-based hand offs preserve fidelity
By: Bruce Douglass, Rational Chief Evangelist, Systems Engineering, IBM
If you're going to the trouble of building good system engineering models, you might as well construct them in such a way as to support the hand-off of models and text. Bruce Douglass shows you how.
Products: IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational System Architect, IBM Rational Software Architect
Another featured download:
IBM Rational DOORS
IBM Rational DOORS enables product and systems stakeholders such as requirements engineers, analysts, developers, quality assurance engineers, customers, and suppliers, to gain greater visibility of up-to-date requirements and to collaborate in capture, review, and management of requirements. No download or install required, simply access the trial online through a web browser. See how easy it is to review, discuss, edit, and add requirements and to view traceability reports that enable requirements fulfilment to be easily tracked.
We're knee deep into fall now, and well into November already! How did that happen? I'm not sure of the time-space continuum shift that has truncated this year, but what I am sure of is that our awesome developerWorks authors have been steadily publishing their great articles regardless of how short or long the year has seemed... Here are the latest articles from the past few weeks which have gone live on Rational developerWorks:
Analyzing data in an agile world By: Scott Snyder, Senior Performance Architect, IBM
Learn to interpret test results in an adaptable way. Scott Snyder shows you the techniques and tooling that should make data analysis more interactive. Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
Develop a hybrid mobile application using Rational Application Developer By: Hamid Kalantari, Staff software engineer, IBM
Top 10 modeling hints for system engineers: #10: Forget 7 ± 2 By: Bruce Douglass, Rational Chief Evangelist, Systems Engineering, IBM
Bruce Douglass gives one hint a week to help you with modeling. This 10-week series starts with #10: Forget 7 ± 2 Products: IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational System Architect, IBM Rational Software Architect
Debugging optimized code By: Rajan Bhakta, Technical Architect, z/OS XL C/C++ compilers, IBM
Rajan Bhakta gives you ways to make the right tradeoffs to get the easiest possible debugging and fastest possible optimization. Products: IBM C/C++ Compiler
Adopting the IBM DevOps approach By: Paul Bahrs, Chief Architect, Emerging technologies, IBM
This practice-based framework will help you assess your current practices and build a roadmap to DevOps adoption.
Be smart with virtualization, Part 2 By: Mike Donati, ClearCase Performance Team Lead, IBM, Ryan Smith, Software Performance Analyst, IBM, and Grant Covell, Senior Development Manager, Rational Performance Engineering, IBM
Part 2 of this article series brings you even more best practices for using IBM Rational software in virtualized environments. Products: IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearCase
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise and V9 Rational IDEs simplify application development By: Jean-Yves B. Rigolet, Rational IDE Cloud Architect and Lead, IBM
The new Version 9 rational IDEs are now available on the Smart Cloud Enterprise. No more install and configuration, just continuous access to your development environment from multiple devices. Learn more from Jean-Yves Rigolet. Products: Rational Developer for System z, Rational Developer for Power, IBM Rational Software Architect, IBM Rational Application Developer, IBM Rational Team Concert
Server-side mobile application development By: Bhargav Perepa, WebSphere Architect and IT Specialist, IBM
A five-part article series that explains how to use IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software and IBM® Worklight together to develop applications for mobile devices. Bhargav Perepa walks you through the entire process. He provides application and sample configuration files to guide you through the steps. Products: IBM Rational Application Developer, IBM Worklight
A developerWorks learning circle is a community space where people come together to learn about a subject. The learning circle offers targeted resources and guided learning activities, selected by subject matter experts, that you can use to build your personal learning roadmaps.
Darrel Rader, a technical skills and development leader in IBM Rational has built this amazingly short (only 6 slides!) but robust presentation on slideshare.net to help explain what learning circles are:
Now that you know what a learning circle is, did you know we've got five of them currently rolled out (with more to come)? Check out the great learning circles below, choose one, and dive in! These learning circles focus on aspects of the product and application lifecycle:
Because you may not have time to browse all the resources and mingle with other learners in one sitting, learning circles help you create your own personal roadmaps, your pathways through the resources.
You can check off items as you complete them, break away whenever you need to, and easily return anytime. No guesswork; no wasted time trying to recreate where you were.
You can keep your progress confidential, of course. But you also have the option of easily sharing your progress with a mentor, your manager, or your team so you can all progress together.
In this six part demo series on developerWorks, we show you the ins and outs of IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering. All six of the articles below will take you to pages on developerWorks from which you can either click to view the demo, or download the video and transcripts for review later or in secure environments.
Time to slow it down a bit on this autumnal Friday morning. So sit bad, grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and take some time to read the following articles that went live on developerWorks Rational this week. And while you're at it, register for the upcoming webcast and maybe even check out some of the featured trials and downloads too:
Maven integration with Rational Application Developer By: Manish Aneja, Project Lead, IBM and Awanish Kumar Singh, Software Engineer, IBM
Awanish Kumar Singh explains how Maven tooling can be integrated with Rational Application Developer's portlet tooling features to enhance both the development and the build experience. Product: IBM Rational Application Developer
DevOps adoption: tools, processes and culture By: Adrian Cho, Program Director, Continuous Delivery Evangelist, IBM Rational
Read how IBM is adopting DevOps, and where this adoption is leading us to in this blog post written by Adrian Cho.
IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software accelerates the development and deployment of Java, Java EE, Web 2.0, mobile, OSGi, portal and service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications. Both expert and novice developers can increase productivity and efficiency by using its many integrated capabilities for easier development, testing, analysis, and delivery of applications. The IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software evaluation is available as a download, sandbox, or in the cloud.
You won't want to miss the following items that went live last week on developerWorks Rational! From articles to trials to webcasts, to featured authors, you'll find the best information right here:
Rational Focal Point 6.6 OSLC service provider capabilities
Vipin Kumar Agrawal, Senior Staff Software Engineer, I.B.M.
Learn how to leverage the new OSLC service provider capabilities of Focal Point. Vipin Agrawal shows you how to use Delegated Resource to create and select artifacts, and use rich hover text to preview more details, and more.
Product: IBM Rational Focal Point
Best practices for systems and software development
By: Dr Graham Bleakley, Rational Principal Consultant, IBM, Keith Collyer, PhD, Senior Solution Manager, Electronics and Medical Devices Industry Solutions, IBM, and Joanne L. Scouler, Curriculum Architect, IBM
Learn how to leverage best practices for systems and software development. The article covers specific industry solutions and explains how they support regulatory standards.
Products: IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational Method Composer
IBM Rational solution for systems and software engineering
The IBM Rational solution for systems and software engineering is an integrated solution helping teams to specify, design, implement and validate complex products and the software that powers them. It offers an integrated set of capabilities to enable you to predictably deliver competitive, high-quality products while meeting regulatory and compliance requirements. To evaluate, try the exercises.
Richa Awasthy lives in Sydney, Australia and works with the IBM Asia Pacific Support Team at the Cumberland State Forest office. She is committed to helping you succeed in your job. She actively blogs, participates in forum activity, and writes developerWorks articles. Her career at IBM began in 2006 when she started as a developer. Now, several years later, she has experience with Rational Functional Tester, Rational Integration Tester, and Flex application testing. Not one to stop there, Richa is now learning about DB2. In her spare time, Richa enjoys reading with a cup of coffee in hand and music playing in the background. Saving the environment is another interest of hers. Sounds like Richa is set to conquer the world. Richa's developerWorks portfolio
Always providing the greatest content on IBM Rational products and concepts, the following not-to-miss items went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Quick start guide: Rational Team Concert and OSLC
By: Paulo Cavoto, IT specialist, IBM
Most integration requirements can be met with OSLC services, thus avoiding complex customizations and reducing deployment time. In this article you will learn to authenticate, connect, retrieve, and store information in Rational Team Concert using Java.
Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
Access OSLC services from IBM Rational DOORS
By: Sudarshan Rao, Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
Learn the basics of the services offered in the OSLC Requirements Management V2 specifications, including: creating, updating, querying requirements and delegated UIs.
Product: IBM Rational DOORS
Deploy IBM Rational Insight 220.127.116.11 for the enterprise
By: Ali Manji, Software Developer, IBM
If you are considering deploying an IBM Rational Insight in your large enterprise, read this article. Ali Manji takes you step-by-step through how to install Rational Insight components across three separate workstations.
Product: IBM Rational Insight
IBM Rational Insight
IBM Rational Insight delivers measurement best practices to help organizations reduce time to market, improve quality, and take greater control of software and systems development and delivery. It provides objective dashboards and measures for transparency and control into risks, status, and trends.
From articles to trials to webcasts, you won't want to miss the following items that went live recently on developerWorks Rational:
Integrate SonarQube into a DevOps environment By: Takehiko Amano, IT Specialist, IBM
Learn how to integrate a static code analysis tool using the IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery Solution. Your code quality improves and your project is managed better when applying these techniques. Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
Mobile testing with IBM Rational Test Workbench By: Pragati Maheshwari, Software Engineer, IBM
In this step-by-step guide, you will learn how to perform mobile testing using IBM Rational Test Workbench version 8.5 and Android x86 4.0.3 virtual machine. Product: IBM Rational Test Workbench
Leverage the approval process in Rational Team Concert to implement quality practices By: Deepa Saini, Software Release Manager, IBM
Whether you're new to or familiar with project process implementation this article has valuable information for you. Deepa Saini shows you how to use approvals to enforce test driven development, code reviews and integration testing in Rational Team Concert. Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery
IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery helps development teams to deploy and test software in a production-like environment in a straightforward, repeatable way. SmartCloud Continuous Delivery comes with entitlement to IBM SmartCloud Provisioning, which turns your virtualization environment into a Platform as a Service powerhouse. It also works with IBM Workload Deployer and IBM PureApplication System.
Here's a great three part series in the developerWorks Technical Library on Server-side mobile application development with IBM Worklight:
Part 1: IBM Worklight adapter integration with Java business logic
This is Part 1 of a series that explains how to use IBM® Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software and IBM® Worklight together to develop applications for mobile devices, including those that run Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Metro operating systems. In this first article, Bhargav Perepa covers developing and testing a Java application in Rational Application Developer, creating a custom Java application logic package as a library to use in mobile application development, how to use Worklight to develop a server-side mobile application component to use that library, and how to use Worklight Studio to test the mobile application.
This part demonstrates how to extend and transform existing server-side business logic assets to the mobile domain without re-engineering. Bhargav Perepa first shows how to use Rational Application Developer workbench to develop and test a JAX-WS application. Then he explains how to use Worklight Studio to develop and test a mobile application that uses the logic developed in the web service application.
Developing and testing a JPA-exposed RESTFul service application in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere, using that to create an application logic package as a library to use in mobile application development, and using Worklight Studio to develop and test a server-side mobile application component to use that library.
About the Author:
Bhargav Perepa is a WebSphere architect and IT specialist in the IBM Federal Software Group in Washington DC area. Previously, he was a developer in the Austin WebSphere Development Lab and had Smalltalk and C++ development experience at IBM Chicago. Bhargav holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and a master's in business administration (MBA) from the University of Texas, Austin.
It may be a slow time of the year for a lot of us in-between all the holidays, vacations, and general time-off relaxing during these summer months, we're still focused on getting you the right content when you need it, to help drive your business forward to success. To that end, the following items went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Rational Developer for System z
IBM Rational Developer for System z gives IBM System z developers tools for traditional mainframe development and for integrated, mixed workloads. An interactive, workstation-based environment lets you connect to a mainframe and develop mainframe-based applications in COBOL, PL/I, Assembler, C/C++, and Java code, as well as workstation-based applications in COBOL, PL/I, and Java code. The evaluation software is available as a download, on the cloud, or in a sandbox.
Get ahead of the technology curve with developer previews. Check out the developerWorks Labs: Where new technology previews and public cloud environments are hosted for developers: ibm.co/15DTzIC
BlueMixenables you to rapidly build, rapidly deploy, and easily manage cloud applications, while using services and frameworks available in a cloud environment to deliver systems of engagement. Sign up to start exploring the BlueMix public cloud environment.
Project ICAP is a set of pre-release technologies being developed as part of the BlueMix initiative. It includes integrated tools and runtimes, open services, and cloud deployment. You can use it to quickly deploy systems of engagement that are innovative and easy to manage.
Mobile Cloud Servicesare middleware capabilities designed to be consumed by mobile apps and to help speed up app development. Features include platform-agnostic development, lightweight consumability via REST APIs, easy developer on-ramp via SDKs, and hidden server-side complexity.
JazzHub, powered by Rational Jazz technology, is a cloud-based software development environment. It helps you develop and collaborate on software projects in the cloud - with task tracking, agile planning, and integrated source control - giving you everything you need to develop your next app, feature, or product.
Big SQL is new technology from IBM that provides SQL access to data in Hadoop (HDFS and HBase). Apply to participate in the Big SQL Technology Preview program. You will get access to a free course on BigDataUniversity.com and access to a Hadoop cluster to explore and query data in the hands-on labs.
It doesn't take long for our amazing content authors to break out of a short holiday week and come back with much more to highlight for you all. In-between all the holidays, vacations, and general time-off relaxing during these summer months, we're still focused on getting you the right content when you need it, to help drive your business forward to success. Last week was no different with the following items that went live on developerWorks Rational:
Software Delivery and Lifecycle patterns for Private Cloud By: Robbie John Minshall, Software architect , IBM and Mary Peterson Yost, Rational Cloud Project Manager, IBM
Considering a private cloud deployment? Learn about deployable patterns for IBM Pure Application System and IBM Private Cloud Platforms. Products: IBM Rational Requirements Composer, IBM Rational Quality Manager, IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational Application Developer
Collaborative lifecycle management https://jazz.net/downloads/clm/releases/4.0.3
The Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management is a set of seamlessly integrated tools that work together as one: IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational Quality Manager, IBM Rational Requirements Composer and Design Management.
We are also pleased to feature Contributing Author Paul Urban
Paul Urban has more than 25 years experience in developing systems, software, and hardware in the embedded and real-time systems industry. Urban is currently a senior systems market manager for IBM Rational software and has worked with Rational software in various roles since 1995.
One of our own Technical Support Engineers and content creators has his own blogon developerWorks and is now delivering some great ClearCase specific information to help address issues he discovers in the course of his job supporting the product.
Pedro Luiz Teixeira de Moura is just getting started with his blog, but already has some quality posts in his back pocket of the archives for you to check out:
We're back from Innovate, IBM's Technical Summit and on the tails of our mid-year release cycles. Even with the busy schedules this past month, our authors are still committed to getting you the best information we can to help you be successful with our products an in your daily work. To that end, here's the articles, featured downloads and upcoming webcasts that went live on developerWorks Rational recently:
Find out for yourself: 7 new video demonstrations
Special-focus narrated demonstrations of five Rational software applications: Rational DOORS Next Generation features and administration, Rational Requirements Composer user and project admin, Rational Rhapsody models with Rational Publishing Engine reports, business-critical uses of Rational Focal Point
Simplify user management for Collaborative Lifecycle Management applications By: Pranab Agarwal, Advisory Software Engineer, IBM and Navneet R. Srivastava, Senior Staff Software Engineer, IBM
Integrate the Jazz Team Server for Collaborative Lifecycle Management applications with Rational Directory Server for common directory services Product: IBM Rational Requirements Composer, IBM Rational Quality Manager, IBM Rational Team Concert
Server-side mobile application development with IBM Worklight: Parts 1-4 By: Bhargav Perepa, WebSphere Architect and IT Specialist, IBM
Bhargav Perepa explains how to use IBM® Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software and IBM® Worklight together to develop applications for mobile devices that run Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Metro operating systems Product: IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
Configure Rational Team Concert to build ISPF Dialog Tag Language components By: Liam Doherty, Rational Team Concert Enterprise Extensions Architect, IBM
Many Rational customers use IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) Dialog Tag Language (DTL) on IBM z/OS systems to define and create their ISPF panels and messages. Invoking the ISPF DTL conversion utility requires different steps in the setup of the language definitions and translators in Rational Team Concert. Liam Doherty explains those steps. Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
Using PHP and cURL for server-side caching of dynamic web pages By: Igor Todorovski, Software Developer, IBM, Nancy Wang, Software Developer, IBM, and Leon Kiriliuk, Test Manager, IBM
Leon Kiriliuk, Igor Todorovski, and Nancy Wang explain how they save a substantial amount of processing and load time by using PHP and cURL to cache dynamic web pages on the server. Their method caches session variables, as well as the HTML. Products and technologies: C/C++ Compiler, COBOL, Fortran Compiler
The Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management is a set of seamlessly integrated applications that work together as one: IBM® Rational Team Concert, IBM® Rational® Quality Manager, and IBM® Rational® Requirements Composer.
First and foremost: all the stand alone Rational product specific forums can now be found under the Forum Directory > dW > Rationalcategoryhere.
Last month developerWorks moved an unprecedented amount of data and community assets through an upgrade to Connections v4 and to a new hosting environment.
As might be expected with a project of this size, there were a few bumps along the way. To help navigate these changes, following are answers to some of the more commonly asked forum questions since our go-live on April 15. From the FAQs about the upgrade found here, below are some of the items which may help you find your favourites forums once again:
Q. What happened to my forum follows?
A. We were unable to retain settings for following forums and threads. You will have to re-establish forum follows. On the forum you want to follow, click Following Actions > Follow this Forum. It is also possible to get a feed for Forum topics. Please refer to product documentation for more information. UPDATE 5/13/2013: We have restored pre-existing forum follows. This action should not have interfered with any follows that have been manually set up since the upgrade. Click these links to view forums that you're following or topics that you're following.
Q. What changed with Forums?
A. Forums were migrated from our legacy forum software to Connections Forums. All existing threads and messages were retained. To learn more about the new forums, see the Connection v4 product documentation on Forums or learning resources links here.
Q. What about RFE Community Forums?
A. Some of our developerWorks users also use the IBM RFE Community (link) to communicate enhancements to our product teams. RFE Community forums will be migrated to a private forum. Unfortunately, links or bookmarks to RFE Community forums will no longer work after the the migration. Please re-establish these links through the RFE Community after the migration. To help with re-establishing these links, here is the Rational RFE Community main page.
We're inching closer to Innovate, IBM's Technical Summit, but we don't want to forget you, our core audience, who may not be able to attend this year. So, while you'll see an obvious up-tick in Innovate content over the past week and into the next few, we're still going to be blogging the best support information we can to help you be successful. As before, here's the articles, featured downloads and demos that went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Implement continuous integration in Rational Build Forge
By: Lily Wang, Technical Support Professional, IBM and Jin Feng, Technical Support Engineer, IBM
Create a continuous integration project in Build Forge and integrate it with a Rational ClearCase code library
Products: IBM Rational Build Forge, IBM Rational ClearCase
We are also pleased to feature Contributing Author Fariz Saracevic
Fariz Saracevic has worked for IBM Rational software since 2004 and is currently a member of the IBM Rational Offering Strategy and Delivery team. He leads agile ALM scenario design, as well as the Rational Money that Matters sample project team, to advance the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). He works closely with other Rational team leads to define and advance agile ALM and CLM capabilities. Before taking this CLM leadership role, Fariz was the Automated Software quality product manager. He co-authored Software Test Engineering with IBM Rational Functional Tester: The Definitive Resource (IBM Press, 2009) and has written or co-written several articles. Fariz speaks at worldwide conferences on the topic of agile ALM. He holds a master's degree in information technology from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University. Fariz can be reached at email@example.com.
As we're knee-deep in preparations for Innovate, IBM's Technical Summit, we're still committed to getting you the best information we can to help you be successful with our products an in your daily work. To that end, here's the articles, featured downloads and upcoming webcasts that went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
Plan and design for product variants for long-term success
By: Joanne L. Scouler, Curriculum Architect, IBM and Martin R. Bakal, Worldwide Offering Manager, Electronics Industry, IBM
Incentives and best practices for a product variants strategy, implementation, and management Products: IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational ClearCase, IBM Rational Rhapsody
We keep plugging away and building great new articles and content to share and help you gain the most benefit from your Rational products... here's what went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Agile embedded product-line development with Rational Team Concert
Harry Koehnemann describes the problems that hardware, software, and project management teams at 321 Gang faced, the practices and tool changes that helped them, and what challenges remain in adopting agile methods for development of embedded, product line systems
Product: Rational Team Concert
How to produce a simple report in Rational Publishing Engine 1.2
Learn how to use IBM Rational Publishing Engine to build a simple document template linked to a running data source, IBM Rational DOORS requirements management software. The demo shows steps to generate, test, and fine-tune the report and publish it in PDF, Microsoft Word, and HTML formats.
Introduction to IBM Rational Publishing Engine for beginners
In this introduction to how IBM Rational Publishing Engine works, you'll get an overview of the components and what they do. This demonstration also shows details, such as opening Document Studio, opening a document specification, pointing the document specification to a data source, and generating reports.
Featured author- We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Ritesh Nigam Ritesh Nigam is a senior software engineer with eight years of experience in software development. He has been working as a senior developer for IBM Rational Change for more than five years. He also has experience in Java, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Perl, and web technologies, such as Dojo toolkit, Ajax, web services, OSLC, and change and configuration management.
Featured download: Rational Functional Tester IBM Rational Functional Tester is automated functional- and regression-testing software for QA teams concerned with the quality of their Java, web-based, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft .NET, terminal-based, SAP, Siebel, and Web 2.0 applications.
We're glad you asked! Here's the articles, downloads, and other odd & ends that went live on developerWorks Rational recently:
Being agile while still being compliant By: Keith Collyer, PhD, Senior Solution Manager, Electronics and Medical Devices Industry Solutions, IBM and Jordi Manzano, Software Quality Assurance Manager and Deputy Director of R&D, Diagnostic Grifols A practical approach to agile development practices for medical device manufacturers Product: Rational DOORS
Agile analysis practices for safety-critical software development By: Bruce Douglass, Rational Chief Evangelist, Systems Engineering, I.B.M. Bruce Douglass, author of the IBM® Rational® Harmony™ for Embedded RealTime Development process, explains why and how to apply agile methods to the key analysis practices for development of safety-critical systems. Products: IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational Rhapsody
IBM Rational Team Concert IBM Rational Team Concert, based on the Jazz platform, now supports any plan, any process, any platform. New formal planning templates support traditional project phases, while new risk management capabilities can be used by any traditional, agile or hybrid team. With a single release for all platforms, simple role-based user licensing, no charge for the server software, and new flexible pricing models, you are free to mix and match deployments to suit your particular environments. Rational Team Concert is free for up to 10 developers.
Rational Test Workbench IBM Rational Test Workbench delivers end-to-end functional, regression, load, and integration testing to address the quality challenges of highly complex applications. Registration and sales representative assistance required for access to the 30-day free trial. Register on Passport advantage today.
IBM Rational Rhapsody The IBM Rational Rhapsody software is available in different editions to help systems engineers and developers of embedded software analyze, design, develop, test, and deliver embedded, real-time systems and software.
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Fabio Castiglioni: Fabio Castiglioni is an Executive IT Architect with IBM Sales and Distribution in Italy. He has 30 years of experience in IT, 13 in development labs where he held technical and management positions in international projects. Earlier in his career, Fabio was Technical Director for research projects on object-oriented technologies, Senior IT Architect in major integration projects, and Technical Leader for the Government Industry for IBM South Europe. Fabio is one of the teachers of Component Modeling classes for IBM architects and has published several articles on the subject of nonfunctional requirements.
Summary: Starting with Version 1.0, IBM® Rational Team Concert has supported the scrum project management approach. Over the years since, both this collaborative software and its support for scrum and agile teams have improved dramatically. This article, updated for Version 4.0.1, replaces previous articles and explains how to use RTC effectively within a scrum team. Part 1 walks you through setting up your project and team and filling your first product backlog.
Summary: Starting with Version 1.0, IBM® Rational Team Concert has supported the scrum project management approach. Over the years since, both this collaborative software and its support for scrum and agile teams have improved dramatically. This article, updated for Version 4.0.1, replaces previous articles and explains how to use Rational Team Concert effectively within a scrum team. Part 2 uses a hands-on example to explain how to plan and run your first sprint.
About the author: Millard Ellingsworth lives in the hills west of Portland, Oregon, where he works on developing the IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management community, improving how teams work together to build software that matters. During the small pockets of free time that leaves him, he divides his attention between playing golf, noodling on the guitar, woodworking, and tinkering with Android development. You can follow him on Twitter as@millard3 and on Google+.
Our fabulous developerWorks content authors have been at it again! Check out all the great items that have gone live on developerWorks Rational in the last three weeks:
Integrate enterprise and software architectures By: Steve Arnold, Senior Technical Consultant, IBM and Jas Atwal, Technical Consultant, IBM Save time and find traceability gaps by linking enterprise architecture elements in IBM Rational System Architect with model elements in IBM Rational Software Architect extension for Design Management. Products: Rational Software Architect, Rational System Architect
Top 12 Rational software articles in 2012 By: Robin Wood, Content Acquisition Editor for developerWorks Rational, IBM A time-saving round-up of the 12 most popular Rational articles published by developerWorks in 2012.
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Monica Luke: Monica Luke lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area. With more than 20 years experience in software engineering, she joined IBM Rational software 10 years ago in the test organization. During her 17 years as a test automation engineer and architect, she has repeatedly tackled the tough problems of building test automation solutions through frameworks that last and build triggered test solutions for complete lights-out testing. Testing and test automation remain a passion, and that has led Monica to move into the product management organization, where she has the opportunity to tackle these tough problems in the testing tools. Using an outside-in scenario design approach, Monica is happily influencing the next wave of Rational testing tools.
Paul has more than 25 years experience in developing systems, software, and hardware in the embedded and real-time systems industry. He is an OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional Model User, and a senior systems market manager for IBM Rational software and has worked with Rational software in various roles since 1995. Paul is a prolific author on developerWorks and has earned the Contributing Author badge.
We also highlighted the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
IBM Rational Software Architect IBM® Rational® Software Architect is an advanced and comprehensive application design, modeling and development tool for end-to-end software delivery. The latest version is updated with the latest in design and modeling technologies, comprehensive support for emerging technologies around BPMN2, SOA and Java™ Enterprise Edition 5, and delivers the best of breed tooling that integrates with IBM's application lifecycle management solutions. Evaluations available for Linux, Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu, and Mac OS.
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:
We've got a lot of great stuff to share, so let's dig right in to it! The following items went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
Adopt pragmatic architecture for agile application lifecycle management By Jean-Louis Maréchaux Agile teams benefit from applying design management to producing and maintaining software-intensive systems. This article describes a pragmatic approach to efficient collaboration on designs in an application lifecycle management (ALM) environment. It uses realistic examples and focuses on concrete architecture and design activities, using the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). Product: Rational Software Architect
Run automated Selenium JUnit regression tests By Matthew J. Bradshaw Linking an automation tool to create regression test suites with a Collaborative Lifecycle Management application helps ensure end-to-end traceability of requirements. This guide shows how to connect IBM Rational Quality Manager to Selenium, an open source tool for testing web applications. You can then run tests automatically after a build. Product: Rational Quality Manager
Add Project Security in Rational Change: Introduction By Ritesh Nigam When you enable the Project Security feature introduced in Rational Change 5.3, users are assigned dynamic privileges within a set of CRs, rather than the alternative of static privileges that apply to all change requests (CRs) and tasks within a database. This makes user management for Rational Change 5.3 easy. Product: Rational Change
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Darrell Schrag
Darrell Schrag lives in the Chicago area and has lived and breathed software development for the past 24 years. He spent the first eight years of his career developing software in the DoD (U.S. Department of Defense) and financial sectors until he moved to the other side to sell and consult for Rational software. He has spent his time since helping organizations improve all disciplines of their software development lifecycles. He still keeps his coding skills up to date by building extensions to IBM Eclipse-based products. Recently, Darrell has been involved in mobile development, helping IBM customers integrate the mobile platform into their development landscapes. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/swdevfromthecubicle/?lang=en
Last week we also highlighted the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management combines Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Requirements Composer into one image, available on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise, or as a download. This integrated solution image can help your software development team improve their productivity with integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) capabilities. Read more about Collaborative Lifecycle Management http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/announce/lifecycle/. The products in this image offer improved time to delivery with real-time planning, improved quality with lifecycle traceability, and improved predictability with development intelligence. Try CLM on the cloud http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/clm/cloud.html Or as a download http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/clm/index.html
When we think of the phrase "Social Support" one of the common images is likely of "@comcastcares" and their breakthrough efforts at turning client perception from heavily negative to the positive through their twitter account and addressing client complaints. Other more broad views may simply be of companies engaging with clients in spaces like Facebook or Twitter... but that view, dear friends, misses a huge area of social support which has existed long before these new social media channels: Forums.
Without losing site of the work we do in the newer social channels, we also want to ensure you don't forget about some of the most effective community based channels out there surrounding Rational products and topics. Finding answers from previous questions, or even direct community based help with your own specific question can be a great way to leverage the collective wisdom, but even better is when you can join in the conversations and share your own expertise to help others.
While the above are great resources for truly social support with clients and IBMers alike all participating, we also recognize that this isn't a complete list of all the forums out there. Is your favourite one missing? Let us know in the comments and we'll add it to the list! Or, do you have some other favourite method for finding answers or sharing answers which we haven't touched on? We'd love to hear about those as well!
Lastly, one more call to action on this think Friday: take some time to think about not only how you get answers to questions currently, but how you'd like to find answers in the future... direct interaction? Self help? Community driven conversation? Something else? As you think about this I promise we, in Rational Support, will be doing the same thing and working to further enhance our own support delivery as well.
It doesn't take long for our amazing content authors to break out of a short week and come back with much more to highlight for you all. Checkout the following XML series and other items that went live on developerWorks Rational this past week:
Test XML messages over WebSphere MQ , Part 1 By Bharath Raj Keshavamurthy Get an in-depth understanding of the latest feature of Java Message Service and WebSphere MQ testing, which is embedded in the Rational Performance Tester generic service client. In Part 1 of this three-part tutorial, you'll record a test case for testing XML messages over the WebSphere MQ protocol. Product: Rational Performance Tester
Test XML messages over WebSphere MQ, Part 2 By Bharath Raj Keshavamurthy This three-part tutorial gives you an in-depth understanding of the latest feature of Java Message Service and WebSphere MQ testing, which is part of the generic service client in Rational Performance Tester. Part 2 explains designing the script and editing the test to work with multiple data sets. Product: Rational Performance Tester
Test XML messages over WebSphere MQ, Part 3 By Bharath Raj Keshavamurthy In the final part of this three-part tutorial, you will schedule and run the test for the sample scenario in Rational Performance Tester and review results. You will then have a thorough understanding of how to use Rational Performance Tester for Java Message Service (JMS) and WebSphere MQ performance tests. Product: Rational Performance Tester
Last week we also highlighted the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
Recover data accidentally deleted from a Collaborative Lifecycle Management application- https://jazz.net/library/article/1078/ Did somebody just delete your Rational Quality Manager test execution records? Ack! Well, accidents happen. People make mistakes. You'll be prepared after you read this Jazz.net article about how to build a temporary server and restore the data from the backup, with and without production server downtime. It covers the limitations of the maintaining production server hostname and the public URI of the application, too. All you'll need is the utilities in your CLM application.
eKit: Building software for smarter products- http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/kits/dw-r-cqestk/index.html This eKit includes a collection of resources that examine the challenges that product delivery organizations face. It provides the resources help you improve your software delivery process and produce innovative, differentiated smarter products and services.
Evaluate: Rational Performance Tester - IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing tool that identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks. Combining multiple ease-of-use features with granular detail, Rational Performance Tester simplifies the test-creation, load-generation and data-collection processes that help teams ensure the ability of their applications to accommodate required user loads. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rpt/index.html
Enable or disable validators in Rational Application Developer By Rosendo Martinez, Software Engineer, J2EE Tools Developer and Validation Framework Lead, IBM Mexico Using the validation framework, you can create custom validators to validate projects and resources created with IBM Rational Application Developer. The framework provides interfaces and APIs to control how, when, and what type of validator is launched on the resources. This introduction describes enabling or disabling validators. Product: Rational Application Developer
Last week we also highlighted the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest:
Featured download: IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software: IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software helps developers quickly design, develop, test, analyze, and deploy high-quality Java, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Web 2.0, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and portal applications. Rational Application Developer includes features to quickly build skills on emerging Java EE and Web technologies, automate code verification, build and test, and enables agile software development for today's fast-paced software delivery needs. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rad/index.html
As you've come to expect, and possibly rely upon, here's the past two weeks of content that has gone live on developerWorks Rational:
How Linked Lifecycle Data can transform your systems engineering environment By Benjamin N. Williams Organizations are building increasingly complex products and systems, and this engineering is generating more and more data with ever-increasing complexity. This trend is likely to continue. Ben Williams explains how Linked Data architectures enable capabilities that help solve inherent challenges and increase innovation in building complex products and systems.
Automate build deployment and accelerate releases by combining Rational software By Lohith Doddamane and Pawan Ranganath By integrating Rational Team Concert and Rational Build Forge, you can generate product offerings automatically and pass them to Rational Quality Manager. Then by integrating Rational Quality Manager and Rational Build Forge, you can schedule and run various automated tasks from Rational Quality Manager through Build Forge.
Consider human factors in the software development process By Aya Elgebeely To get the agile approach to work for a team, human factors need to get enough attention. Aya Elgebeely discusses how to save process initiation effort, money, and time by making priorities clear to leaders and managers and clarifying the best way to get buy-in within teams.
Tradeoffs and payoffs in moving to DevOps development By Dan Zentgraf, Domain Architect, Ascendant Technology Dan Zentgraf of Ascendant Technology, an IBM Business Partner, describes how the DevOps approach to software development differs from traditional methods, including how what you deploy and deliver differs. He then outlines the organizational and cultural transformations required to take advantage of the DevOps approach and the results you can expect. Products: Rational Build Forge, Rational Asset Manager, Rational Team Concert
Faster Rational Quality Manager test scripts, automatically By Vaibhav Srivastava, Execution Component Team Lead, Rational Quality Manager, IBM, India, Shinoj Zacharias, Technical Lead, Rational Functional Tester, IBM, India IBM Rational Quality Manager can use Rational Functional Tester to record a user's gestures and automatically convert them into English natural language. Exploratory testing, documentation, and agile test teams that run manual tests can all benefit by using this combination to write manual test scripts faster and easier. Products: Rational Quality Manager, Rational Functional Tester
Guide to Collaborative Lifecycle Management reports By Murali Dhandapani, IT Specialist, IBM, India, Sonali Samantaray, Senior Staff Software Engineer, IBM, India, Arul Doraisamy, IT Specialist, IBM, India This guide for deployment of Version 2.0 of the Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI) explains how to integrate RRDI with the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 4.0 data warehouse. You can then generate reports for Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer. Products: Rational Insight, Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager
We're always working to bring you deeper value to the products you use. From our support perspective, this doesn't just mean troubleshooting tips or solutions to errors. It also means larger implementation content and best practices! Helping you avoid issues by highlighting best practices before trouble is seen is just another of those ways we help make sure you are as successful with these products as you need to be! That's exactly why we bring you this periodic series of rollups form our developerWorks community and libraries... that in mind, here's last week's articles live on developerWorks Rational:
Adapt enterprise architecture to cloud services: Using a hybrid SaaS By Fabio Castiglioni, Client Technical Advisor, IBM, Italy Fabio Castiglioni uses a hybrid software as a service (SaaS) example to show how to use enterprise architecture (EA) to specify requirements for a public cloud service. By using EA notations and IBM Rational System Architect, IT architects can communicate the value of cloud services to all types of stakeholders Product: IBM Rational System Architect
Get CLM benefits with Rational System Architect by using OSLC By Wolfram Richter, Certified IT Specialist, IBM, Germany IBM Rational System Architect Version 11.4 is based on different technology and architecture than the 2012 versions of the Rational applications that work with Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). Wolfram Richter explains how to use Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration, or OSLC, to integrate them so that all applications work together seamlessly. Product: IBM Rational System Architect
Reuse Investment Analysis settings in Rational Focal Point By Björn Kylberg, Senior Software Developer, IBM, Sweden With IBM Rational Focal Point Version 6.5.2, you can create templates that are based on your Investment Analysis component settings so you can reuse those settings, rather than start over each time. Björn Kylberg explains how to create the templates and how to use them. Product: IBM Rational Focal Point
Last week we also highlighted the following items on our developerWorks Rational home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
Featured download: Rational Rhapsody V8 editions now available: Multiple editions of Rational Rhapsody V8, which help systems engineers and embedded software developers, analyze, design, develop, test, and deliver embedded, real-time systems and software, are now available a for trial download on developerWorks. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rhapsodydeveloper/index.html
While we here at Notes from Rational Support try to provide you, our clients, with great support driven content to help you succeed, we also know that support isn't your only concern! Driving further improvement, streamlining, and innovation within your own organization is just as critical. And you're in luck, not only is support devoted to helping you, but our Rational Executive sponsored blog is focused on the same success points as well!
So if you haven't been over there yet, take a moment to dig in to the past month of recent posts I've highlighted below, then be sure to add the Invisible Thread to your RSS feed reader so you're sure not to miss any of the valuable posts when they publish!
Enterprise software delivery- We sat down with Alan Brown, IBM Rational CTO for Europe, and asked him about the experiences with customers that drove him to write his new book, “Enterprise Software Delivery: Bringing Agility and Efficiency to the Global Software Supply Chain”...
Harnessing the cloud to improve ALM processes- Too often, current application lifecycle management (ALM) practices are cumbersome to the point that they slow down the development process. The tremendous number of variables in the ALM process makes software development work resource intensive and difficult...
Keys to successful demand and delivery management- Keys to successful demand and delivery management Extending software lifecycle management There's an old saying that no battle plan survives contact with the enemy. The same is true with IT portfolio management. In the real world, well-laid plans for...
Combating the challenges of medical device development- In what ways is medical device development similar to other product development? If you are in a product development role, you will be very aware of the sorts of challenges you face, including: Increased competition Need to sell into global...
Announcing Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager- Cast your mind back to (or if you’re young enough, just imagine!) the days before the world wide web. You’re doing some research for studies or your hobby, sitting in a library surrounded by books. You have so many different places to look for in...
Back to school has come and gone, and we're inching towards those important life choices we all must make soon: What to be for Halloween! I jest, of course, as a way to help divert your attention from the stresses of your kids' school work and woes, and hopefully help you focus back in on your own work and success... To that end, here are the articles, downloads, and truly great content that went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
Tackle the multichannel testing challenge By Monica Luke, Lifecycle Scenario Architect, IBM, USA Mobile and web-enabled applications bring new challenges to multichannel testing, or interleaving a single test scenario across several interfaces. It's becoming a requirement to move seamlessly from mobile to web and back again. Reviewing approaches that have worked in the past leads to a discussion about tackling the future. Product: Rational Functional Tester
Introduction to C++0x scoped enums and good usage patterns By Wael Yehia, Software Developer, IBM, Canada The author describes all aspects of the new scoped enums from C++0x, the C++ standard, and provides examples and guidance for good usage patterns. Scoped enums can help you write more portable and more expressive code that can be forward declared, without any implicit conversions to aid type safety. Product: C/C++ Compilers
Invisible Thread blog: Keys to successful demand and delivery management Demand and delivery management connects executives, managers, and development teams, so that everyone focuses on the same goals even amid continual change. This article offers five imperatives for an effective ALM approach that includes delivery management and lists essential ingredients for successful demand and delivery management.
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Mark Lines
Mark Lines is Managing Partner at Scott W. Ambler + Associates. In 2012, Mark was awarded the IBM Champion designation for his work in the IBM community. He is an IT Process Consultant and Agile Coach. With Scott, he is co-author of Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise (IBM Press, 2012). Mark writes for many publications and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including IBM Innovate. He delivers workshops on Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), as well as other agile topics. In his spare time, Mark likes to camp, golf, and ski in the Canadian Rockies. He can be reached at mark [at] scottwambler.com
Rational Programming Patterns for System z V8.5, which modernizes pattern-driven programming and enterprise-wide repository services for Pacbase developers within the Rational Software Delivery Platform, is now available for trial download on developerWorks: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rppz/
Wow! Do we ever have a jam-packed "back to school" version of Live on developerWorks Rational for you today! So without further delay, let's dive right into the great articles which have gone live on developerWorks Rational over the past few weeks:
Food for thought: The "Systems engineering club sandwich" By Andy Gurd, WW Go-to-Market Manager, Engineering Lifecycle Management, IBM Have you ever felt that 1000 words might prove more worth than one unreadable drawing? Andy Gurd explores the "tasty" interplay between textual requirements and models and would like to hear your experiences with using requirements and models together effectively.
Rational goes mobile By Robin Wood, developerWorks Rational Acquisition Editor, IBM A convenient list of Rational articles about developing mobile applications using Rational software, including links to other developerWorks mobile resources.applications
The true value of agile process maturity By Bob Aiello, Consultant and editor-in-chief, CM Best Practices Consulting Bob Aiello examines some of the critical success factors required to implement successful agile practices reliably. To be truly valuable, they must be mature enough to be scalable and repeatable, he says. He also discusses how to implement robust and mature agile processes.
Create an advanced upload file test case in Rational Performance Tester By Valerio Pengue, Software Performance Engineer, IBM Learn how to create Rational Performance Tester tests to upload a random file selected from a data pool of files to a target application. Advanced examples show how to create multiplatform test cases and how to generate random parameters at run time.
Deploy IBM Rational Insight 1.1 in a large enterprise By Ali Manji, Software Developer, IBM A previous article, "Tips for deploying Rational Insight 1.0 in a large enterprise," covered some of the benefits of deploying Rational Insight 18.104.22.168 components across a three-tier architecture. This article updates information for Version 1.1 and explains how to add a web server tier to handle static content.
What's new in IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.0 and Rhapsody Design Manager 4.0 By Paul Urban, Senior Systems Market Manager, IBM IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.0 and Rational Rhapsody Design Manager 4.0 provide simplified design collaboration with new systems engineering workflow with a Jazz technology-based database repository that unifies requirements and design. These new versions also add many usability enhancements and improvements for systems engineering and safety-critical development.
Map virtual machines with this algorithm By Rahul Choudhary, Software Engineer, IBM and Riti Saxena, Software Engineer, IBM Deploying virtual machines in bulk is a tedious and cumbersome job. Bulk deployment of virtual machines in a data center involves several tasks, and one of the key challenges is planning what to deploy where. This algorithm provides a simplified and efficient solution.
Use OSLC and Visual Basic to integrate Rational Team Concert By Takehiko Amano, IT Specialist, IBM Rational Team Concert helps distributed teams manage tasks, defects, source code configuration, and builds collaboratively. Because it implements Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC), it can integrate existing tools, such as other project or activity management software. Learn how use it with Visual Basic scripting language to integrate an existing system.
Featured download Rational Team Concert: https://jazz.net/downloads/rational-team-concert/releases/4.0 Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer share a common installer that deploys the shared Jazz Team Server plus the Change and Configuration Management, Quality Management, and Requirements Management applications.
Determine ROI for projects with the Investment Analysis component By Tejaswini Jamakhandi, Staff Software Engineer, IBM The Investment Analysis component in Rational Focal Point uses input-bounded estimates for costs and benefits to compute a distribution for net present value (NPV) of the project over its lifetime. From the NPV, it calculates other key values, including return on investment (ROI). See what formulas it uses and learn how it works. Product: IBM Rational Focal Point
Track projects in two other applications with Rational Focal Point By Manjunatha S. Nadigar, Integration Lead, IBM Monitor projects tracked by other Rational applications by using the XPathValueFetcher business rule in Rational Focal Point to fetch key values, such as status and progress. You can configure the rule to run as a background batch process to periodically synchronize data from Rational Team Concert and Rational Requirement Composer. Products: IBM Rational Focal Point, IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational Requirements Composer
Take snapshots of Investment Analysis data in IBM Rational Focal Point By Björn Kylberg, Senior Software Developer, IBM You can use the version attribute in IBM Rational Focal Point to take snapshots of data, including data from the Investment Analysis component. This article explains how and provides an example of how to work with snapshots. Product: IBM Rational Focal Point
Portfolio Management ROI calculator Portfolio-based management of projects has become a corporate necessity as organizations are increasingly subjected to a variety of pressures and constraints. IBM Portfolio Management solutions, powered by IBM Rational Focal Point, are designed to help organizations to analyze and optimize their portfolios to secure maximum business value.
Announcing IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM) Engineers can use RELM to visualize, analyze and organize engineering data (such as requirements, design, tests, and work items) and relationships (links). It helps teams make effective and timely decisions, improve reuse of engineering data, and maintain compliance with standards.
How about some nice summer reading while those earlier product bits you grabbed finish downloading and installing... The following articles went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Adopt and automate proven processes with Rational and Jazz tools, Part 2 By Ricardo Balduino, Senior Software Engineer, IBM, USA Ricardo Balduino describes how to take a process already defined in Rational Method Composer and automate it in Rational Team Concert. This makes it far easier and faster to adopt proven patterns of success and also makes it possible to ensure that people follow them. Products: Rational Method Composer, Rational Team Concert
Quick steps to install Rational Change 5.2 on a Tomcat server By Pradeep K. Shashidhar, Advisory Software Engineer, IBM, India IBM Rational Change 5.2 includes the Jetty 5.1.14 web server, and you can also deploy it with IBM WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. However, there is no option in the installer to deploy Rational Change on a Tomcat server. This article explains how to do that. Product: Rational Change
This week we are also highlighting the following items on the developerWorks Rational home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
A lot of IBMers have been busy writing, demoing, and generally creating new content to help us all succeed. That in mind, here's what went live last week on developerWorks Rational:
Overcome resistance to enterprise architecture By Jan K. Gravesen, Executive Industry Architect, IBM, USA Although it keeps evolving and interest keeps growing, many enterprise leaders are still ambivalent or skeptical about enterprise architecture. Jan Gravesen discusses the considerable value that EA offers and how it can be implemented to overcome much of that resistance.
A compiler option that helps debug optimized code By Daniel Chen and Tommy Hoffner, Software Developers, IBM, Canada Debugging optimized code has always been a challenging task, because it could make the program state not available to debuggers. Daniel Chen and Tommy Hoffner introduce a compiler option that helps debug optimized IBM XL C/C++ and XL Fortran code.
Reduce the risk of build failure by running a precondition By Takehiko Amano, IT Specialist, IBM, Japan Running a large software build process according to a schedule or on demand can take hours or even days. Frequently, the build fails. Takehiko Amano describes how to use the Apache Ant mechanism in Rational Team Concert to run a precondition that reduces the risk of build failure.
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Joydipto Banerjee
Joydipto Banerjee lives in the City of Joy, Kolkata, India. Professionally, he is a Technical Solution Architect for IBM Migration Factory and likes to read and work with new technologies. Joydipto is an IBM Certified Consulting IT Specialist (Master Certified IT Specialist from The Open Group) and has written number of technical articles, mostly on cloud computing. He is an IBM Cloud Computing Ambassador and participates in IBM University Relation programs for various schools and colleges. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Silchar. In his spare time, Joydipto is an avid follower of the fine arts and classical music, so he regularly attends various concerts and theater performances. You can reach him through https://twitter.com/joydipto
New technique uses XL C/C++ and Fortran compilers in regression testing By Igor Todorovski, Jean Saad, and Francesco Cassullo, Software Developers, IBM The authors introduce a test selection technique to reduce the number of test cases used for regression testing without degrading test coverage. It uses profile data from the function tracing feature (functrace) of the XL C/C++ and Fortran compilers to select a minimized and accurate subset of test cases.
Use Java to update datapools in Rational testing software automatically By Tim von Niessen, Consulting IT Specialist Updating contents of datapools, the test data repositories in Rational tester products, becomes time-consuming when test data is not static. Tim von Niessen describes how to use Java to automate the process in Rational Functional Tester, Rational Performance Tester, and Rational Service Tester for SOQ Quality.
This week we are also highlighting the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
See how to extend SAP's Solution Manager with the IBM Rational CLM platform to achieve ALM for SAP that will help you improve SAP deployment and maintenance efficiencies. See the four main scenarios you can use to extend SAP with IBM Rational Connector for SAP Solution Manager to achieve ALM.
Manage requirements and business needs by pushing a Business Blueprint from SAP Solution Manager to IBM Rational Requirements Composer
Manage quality and risk with integrated transfer of test results from IBM Rational Quality Manager to SAP Solution Manager
Manage change and enhancements requests and integrate IBM Rational Team Concert with SAP Service Desk
Create test-scope optimized test plans with SAP's Business Process Change Analyzer and IBM Rational Quality Manager
With Innovate2012 being our focus for the past two weeks, we've held on to some of the great content coming out of developerWorks Rational to make sure we highlighted it when you'd all be back and ready for it! So here you go; the following are the wonderful articles which went live on developerWorks Rational over the past two weeks between June 5th and 15th:
Accelerate test cycles with Rational Quality Manager and a cloud test lab By Pietro Marella, Advisory Engineer, IBM, Italy Extend Rational Quality Manager with the Test Lab Manager component, so you can accelerate test cycles by managing assets in virtually. Tivoli SmartCloud Provisioning helps integrate capabilities, so you can import current definitions of virtual images and deploy new virtual machines on demand. Product: Rational Quality Manager
How to implement a conditional loop in Rational Performance Tester By Vishalendu Pandey, Senior Performance Engineer, IBM, India In this article for automation engineers with beginner to intermediate experience in Rational Performance Tester, Vishalendu Pandey guides you through creating a conditional loop that runs a specified number of times. He even includes a sample automation script. Product: Rational Performance Tester
Implement ongoing analysis and management of business-critical IT applications By Amy M. Silberbauer, Executive IT Specialist, IBM, USA Integrating software application analysis with managing changes to source code is a critical part of multiplatform development. Amy Silberbauer describes how to do this in managing the scope and risk of changes, so your plans will be more accurate and you can make better decisions. Products: Rational Asset Analyzer, Rational Team Concert
IBM announces Rational spring launch of products and services By Mike Perrow, Writer and editor, Rational brand strategy team, IBM New Rational software integrations and collaborative capabilities help clients optimize their software and systems delivery across the application and product lifecycle. The offerings include distinct sets of capabilities for IT teams and for product and systems service teams. Mike Perrow gives you the details. Products: Rational DOORS, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Rhapsody, Rational Team Concert
How early Integration testing enables agile development By Monica Luke, Lifecycle Scenario Architect, IBM, USA It's hard to deliver on the agile principle of "done, done, done" for complex, heterogeneous systems. Monica Luke explains how service virtualization can improve team collaboration and align the independent test organization's focus on the same milestone as the development team. Products: IBM Green Hat, Rational Performance Tester,
Integrate Rational ALM applications with SAP Solution Manager By Bernd Eberhardt, Product Manager at the IBM SAP International Competence Center, Germany Businesses with SAP environments benefit from a quality-based approach to ensuring that SAP implementations meet changing business needs. Bernd Eberhardt explains how integrating SAP's Solution Manager with Rational's extensible ALM apps helps scale existing processes and reduce costs. Products: Rational ClearQuest, Rational Functional Tester, Rational RequisitePro,
What's new in Rational Software Architect 8.5 and Design Manager 4 beta By Steve Arnold, Senior Technical Consultant, IBM, UK Rational Software Architect 8.5 adds support for Spring, Hibernate, Struts2 and Java 7 and makes adoption easier with a Visio import option. It includes the Design Manager 4 beta, which simplifies team working and improves reuse. Steve Arnold describes these and other highlights. Product: Rational Software Architect
What's new in Rational Requirements Composer 4.0 By Jared Pulham, Senior Product Manager, IBM, UK Unlock the power of traceability from definition to delivery with Version 4.0 of IBM Rational Requirements Composer. In this article, Jared Pulham delves into the details of what this new version offers. Product: Rational Requirements Composer
We are also pleased to feature Contributing Author Bhargav Perepa
Bhargav Perepa lives in Leesburg, Virginia, with his IBMer wife, Suj Perepa, and their daughter. As an IBM engineer in a trusted advisor specialist capacity, Bhargav consults with US Federal Government to help position IBM products and solutions for complex and often challenging requirements. Bhargav's sole focus in his current job role is to remove technical inhibitors to adoption of IBM products by the US government. He performs technical feasibility studies, conducts assessments to understand customer business and technical environments, presents proof-of-concept and technologies results, and guides solution implementations and IBM enablement sessions. Bhargav has presented at conferences, teamed up in leadership exchanges, and written articles and IBM Redbooks. He has contributed to the IBM patent portfolio, and he participates in the IBM patent review board. Bhargav is also a university ambassador and a certification and patent mentor for IBM. He enjoys reading The Economist, The Washington Post, US Civil War history, training for and completing marathons, swimming, volunteering for food banks and being election chief, traveling, and hiking (Grand Canyon roundtrip in a day, for example).
Not able to get to Innovate 2012 this year? Leaving Innovate today and need things to read on your flight home? Either way, have no fear, we've got more great content for you!The following items went live on developerWorks Rational over the past two weeks:
Support for ISO C11 added to IBM XL C/C++ compilers By Rajan Bhakta (firstname.lastname@example.org), Technical Architect z/OS XL C/C++ ISO C Standard representative for Canada, IBM The new ISO C programming language standard provides several features to aid in programming productivity, debugging, and performance. Rajan Bhakta explains which of these are already included in IBM XL compilers for easier debugging and improved performance. Product: C/C++ Compilers
Tester tips for advanced HTTP script editing in Rational Performance Tester By Priyanka Arora (email@example.com), Performance Analyst, Bodhtree Solutions Inc. A small change in an app UI or use case can make scripts unusable. Priyanka Arora describes several powerful yet not widely known script editing features in Rational Performance Tester that testers can use to modify existing scripts, rather than have to create new ones. Product: Rational Performance Tester
Import Rational ClearCase UCM project code into Rational Team Concert By Prachi Mittal (firstname.lastname@example.org), Software Engineer, Rational Tools Administrator, IBM, India When you move projects that use Rational ClearCase to Rational Team Concert, you need to import ClearCase source code into Rational Team Concert source control. Prachi Mittal shows you how to use the Rational Team Concert connector, or synchronizer, to import code from ClearCase VOBs. Products: Rational ClearCase, Rational Team Concert
Centralized, collaborative project risk management made (almost) easy By Ankur Sharma (email@example.com), Staff Software Engineer, IBM, India and Siddharth Kumar Saraya (Siddharth.Kumar.Saraya@in.ibm.com), Staff Software Engineer, IBM, India Using Risk and Risk Action work items in Rational Team Concert makes it easier to manage risks and eliminates the need for an external risk management tool. The software also records the risks and actions taken for future reference. This article explains how. Product: Rational Team Concert
Configure Rational Insight to generate reports from CLM applications By Murali Dhandapani (firstname.lastname@example.org), IT Specialist, IBM, India and Preetam Kulkarni (email@example.com), IT Specialist, IBM, India When you integrate IBM Rational Insight with Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) applications, you can use Rational Insight to produce reports from Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer at various stages of your projects. Product: Rational Insight, Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Requirements Composer
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