I thought it was just me noticing a lot more people on Twitter, but this report from cnet news seems to confirm it. Year to year, from February 08 to February 09, Nielson reports that Twitter has seen a staggering 1382% growth.
Sure, there's an increase in noise ... spammers and such, but there's also a lot more genuine conversation going on out there as more and more real people come on board too.
What started as a playground for the tech geeks and early adopter-types is now being embraced by the mainstream. And hooray for that!
Individual IBMers have been on Twitter since the beginning, and I'm following about six billion of them. And now I'm starting to see more and more IBM and Rational-specific twitter handles out there: @RationalUT, @RationalTester, @rsc2009, @developerWorks, @IBMEvents,
Are you on Twitter? Are you tweeting about IBM and/or Rational? Want to share? Leave a comment and let us know who you are! Let's build the community.
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Notes from Rational Support
Matching: ibm X
Found a nifty technote on ibm.com that I thought would be good to share here, as it contains several tips on how to get to the right kind of assistance you need:
Told you it was good.
PUBLISHED: Topics on Version 7 of IBM Rational Developer for System z and IBM WebSphere Developer for System z
A new IBM Redbook is now available: Topics on Version 7 of IBM Rational Developer for System z and IBM WebSphere Developer for System z. Get it here.
Part 1. IBM Rational Developer for System z
Chapter 1. Using IBM Rational Developer for System z Version 7.1 to work with COBOL programs
Chapter 2. Scenario for problem determination tools with Rational Developer for System z
Chapter 3. The Rational Enterprise Software Configuration Management (ESCM) implementation
Part 2. IBM WebSphere Developer for System z
Chapter 4. Traditional and modern application development tools
Chapter 5. Enterprise Service Tools
Chapter 6. Web service enablement for an existing CICS application
Chapter 7. Web service enablement for an existing IMS application
Chapter 8. Service Flow tools
Chapter 9. Menu Manager
Chapter 10. Core System z remote development
Chapter 11. Software Configuration Management support in WebSphere Developer for System z V7
Chapter 12. Sample implementation of a CARMA RAM
Chapter 13. IBM System z server components
Chapter 14. Connecting to CICS
Chapter 15. Using IBM WebSphere Developer for System z with local COBOL, TXSeries, and VSAM (SFS)
Chapter 16. z/OS Database Application Generator
Appendix A. Source script for the build engine
Appendix B. Additional material