Are you a Rational HATS admin? Just downloaded version 8 did you? Why not take a look at the demo for Rational Host Access Transformation Services V8, Part 1: Installing HATS
Using Rational System Architect? The IBM Support Assistant Lite for Rational System Architect provides an automated way for you to gather initial data needed for the Rational support team to analyze problems relating to the Rational System Architect product.
Have you wondered if you can use the IBM Rational ClearCase Remote Client rcleartool commands over SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)? Wonder no more!
Following are the latest in downloads released by Rational over the past few weeks between December 2nd, 2011 and today (and check out the 'tags' above to find other downloads you may have also missed):
Ok, maybe I've been watching too much prime-time television to come up with good title lines. So, if you'll forgive the lack of originality you'll find that following are the latest in downloads released by Rational between October 26th, 2011 and today (check out the 'tags' above to find other downloads you may have missed as well):
And how about some extra download/release information over on the HATS HotSpot blog:
As you've come to expect, here's your weekly roundup of articles and other content which has gone live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Configure Rational Focal Point to create users with LDAP directory access
By Anurag Saraf (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Staff Software Engineer, IBM
By integrating IBM Rational Directory Server with Rational Focal Point, you can configure the corporate partition that gives Focal Point access to LDAP server for user authentication. Then you can use Focal Point to create users for an existing corporate LDAP server.
Product: IBM Rational Focal Point
Develop TXSeries CICS apps with Rational Developer for Power Systems Software, Part 3
By Balaji S. Kumar (email@example.com), Software Engineer, IBM, Hariharan N. Venkitachalam (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Software Engineer, IBM, Janaki Sundar (email@example.com), Staff Software Engineer, IBM, Nageswararao V. Gokavarapu (firstname.lastname@example.org), Staff Software Engineer, IBM
The final part of this series shows how to test your CICS application from a Java client. You'll configure the IBM CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG) to communicate with IBM TXSeries for Multiplatforms software, and then create a client project and test your application using the CTG.
Product: IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
Video: IBM Champions: John McDonald, Co-founder of CloudOne
developerWorks' Scott Laningham interviews John McDonald, a 20-year veteran of IBM and co-founder of CloudOne, the first IBM Rational Business Partner to offer Software as a Service and cloud hosting to Rational customers.
What's new in XL C/C++ for z/VM, V1.3
IBM XL C/C++ for z/VM compiler delivers various performance and usability enhancements for the z/OS V1R12 release. Get the details on these feature and all other aspects of the compiler in the relevant compiler documentation.
Product: XL C/C++
Hats off to HATS V8.0
This article provides a quick HATS refresher and then delves into the new features delivered in HATS V8.0.
Product: IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services
Sky High - Rational Developer boosts productivity by as much as 20 percent
This article reviews Rational Developer for Power Systems and how it is boosting developer productivity.
Product: IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
We are pleased feature Contributing Author Fenglian Xu:
Dr. Fenglian Xu recently the User Interface Generator development team at the IBM Hursley Software Lab in the UK. She has worked on various IBM WebSphere products, and her technical expertise encompasses service-oriented architecture (SOA), Unified Modeling Language (UML), Java, J2EE, XML, XPATH, the Java Message Service (JMS), WebSphere MQ JMS and Web services over the JMS, service component architecture (SCA), and the Service Gateway pattern. Previously, she worked for various IT companies, from middleware to applications, and with the UK eScience pilot project, GEODISE, for which she prototyped a workflow tool in SOA. She received her PhD degree in computer science from the University of Southampton in 1998 and her BSc in mathematics from Xian Jiaotong University in 1989.
This week we are also highlighting the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
Following are the latest in downloads released by Rational last week between October 20th, 2011 and today (and check out the 'tags' above to find other downloads you may have missed):
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The following items went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Business Agility: A technical perspective from the IBM Rational software staff
By: Mike Perrow, Market Segment Manager, IBM
Mike Perrow gets specific about how Rational software and services contribute to what IBM calls "Business Agility:" analytics and business rules for better decisions, practices for smarter software development, and ways to extend your reach with secure, multi-platform and cloud development.
Products: Rational AppScan, Rational Asset Manager, Rational Focal Point, Rational Host Access Transformation Service, Rational Insight, Rational Software Architect, Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere, COBOL Compilers, Fortran Compilers, PL/I Compilers,
Define application architecture with Rational Software Architect, Part 1
By: Jean-Louis Marechaux, Software Engineer, IBM
This two-part article describes the key architectural activities for specifying a software-intensive system with IBM Rational Software Architect, using an iterative approach. Part 1 focuses on typical tasks to outline the architecture and to align the technical vision with development needs.
Products: Rational Software Architect
Define application architecture with Rational Software Architect, Part 2
By: Jean-Louis Marechaux, Software Engineer, IBM
This two-part article describes the key architectural activities for specifying a software-intensive system with IBM Rational Software Architect. Part 2 explains how developers refine the architecture, using an iterative approach.
Products: Rational Software Architect
This week developerWorks Rational is also highlighting the following item on the home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
We are also pleased feature Contributing Author Millard Ellingsworth
Millard Ellingsworth lives in the hills west of Portland, Oregon, where he works on the IBM Case Manager Client product, whacking widgets, doing Dojo, and trying to delight our customers with a UI worth using. During the small pockets of free time that leaves him, he divides his attention between home improvement projects, playing guitar, woodworking, and tinkering with Android development
Here's some great stuff you can dig your teeth into as you return from the long weekend in the U.S. and ignore the backlog of emails, or as you wait for your American colleagues to dig out of their overflowing inboxes
The following items went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
Managing parallel development and releases with Rational Team Concert
By: Mark Roberts
Abstract: By using streams for stages of development, IBM Rational Team Concert provides a complete parallel development and release structure. This article covers delivering work from one stream to another, managing releases and emergency fixes, and controlling who can deliver changes to specific streams.
Products: IBM Rational Team Concert
Integrate Mercurial version control with IBM Rational Build Forge
By: Fan Hu
Abstract: Learn how to write an adaptor to integrate the open source Mercurial distributed version control tool with IBM Rational Build Forge build and release management software, how to parse and extract the details into the Bill of Materials, or BOM, and how to determine whether new change sets are coming.
Products: IBM Rational Build Forge
How to work with Rational Client Support, Part 2
By: Kelly Smith
Abstract: Find out what the technical support that you get when you license Rational software includes and doesn't, plus what to do before you call tech support. This article even includes a handy chart to help you determine the business impact and severity of your issue.
This week we are also highlighting the following item on the dW Rational home page and product pages that you may find of interest. Items that do not have abstracts were posted in page sections that do not utilize abstracts.
We are also delighted to showcase Contributing Author Mark Lines.
Mark lives in Calgary, Canada. He is a co-founder of Unified Process Mentors (www.UPMentors.com) and acts as an agile software development coach to help companies adopt agile practices in a disciplined fashion. He was a founding member of IBM's Methods Client Advocacy Group and is considered an expert on various versions of the Unified Software Development Process, such as the IBM Rational Unified Process and OpenUP.
Mark moderates the IBM developerWorks forum on "Methods, and Practices: Rational Unified Process, OpenUP, Harmony, and other agile methods." He has been teaching IBM Rational courses related to software development and Rational tools across Canada since 2002. He also speaks frequently internationally, writes for many publications, and is an IBM developerWorks Contributing Author. He is currently writing a book with Scott Ambler on IBM's Disciplined Agile Delivery approach.
You too can be a contributing author! Learn about the Author achievement recognition program. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aboutdw/dwa/index.html
There's a ton of great stuff going on all around Rational these days... here's a few events, articles, and knowledge collections to help you with strategy AND implementation!
developerWorks Rational Tech library:
Newly released Knowledge Collections:
We have a lot in store for you this week, so grab a cuppa and settle in, ready to devour as much new information as you can!
From interactive demos, to larger scope articles on making government matter, as well as deeper dives into the lates information on Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS), we think you'll find at least one of these articles below highly valuable for your business today!
Without further ado, the following items went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
What's new in IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services Version 8By:
Need a low-cost, low-risk way to quickly and cost-effectively update your 3270, 5250, and video terminal (VT) host applications with new web, rich client, and even mobile device UIs? Then you need IBM Rational HATS. Read on for details about the many new functions and features in Version 8.Products:
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services
Debugging techniques for IBM Rational Change runtime problemsBy:
When you know some of the debugging techniques for any runtime problem in IBM Rational Change enterprise change management software, you might be able to fix it yourself. Even if you do call tech support, you'll be better prepared. So either way, you'll save considerable time and avoid frustration.Products:
IBM Rational Change
Why going APE would improve software developmentBy:
Randall C. MascianaAbstract:
Tools should assist in creating and testing end-to-end component software, but we now expect developers to use tools to corral a multitude of resources from various disciplines, says the author. He proposes that we let "Autonomous Programming Experts (APEs)" return to developing end-to-end software.
This week developerWorks Rational is also highlighting the following items on their home page and product pages that you may find of interest. Check out the other great resources highlighted over there, covering topics from interactive demos to testing, cost reduction to improving government, as well as a great gob of information on the Rational Host Access Transformation Services home page!
On the developerWorks Rational Home page:
On the Rational Host Access Transformation Services home page:
An introduction to HATS mobile device supportBy:
This article summarizes the support provided by IBM® Rational® Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) that allows access to character-based 3270 and 5250 host applications from mobile devices, such as cellular phones, data collection terminals, and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The author assumes that readers have a working knowledge of HATS capabilities and application development tasks.
Use EGL Rich UI and HATS to integrate green-screen applications in your SOABy:
This article summarizes the Enterprise Generation Language Rich User Interface (EGL Rich UI) support provided in IBM's EGL tooling products; Rational® Developer for System z® with EGL, Rational Developer for i for SOA Construction, and Rational Business Developer, in combination with Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS). Using these solutions you can quickly and easily create Web applications to access business logic and transactions contained within character-based 3270 and 5250 applications in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment..
Leveraging 3270 or 5250 data within Web-based mashup applicationsBy:
Learn how to extract 3270 or 5250 data using IBM® Rational® Host Access Transformation Services, which can then be formed into an Atom data feed. This data feed can be utilized by IBM Mashup Center to consolidate with other data sources to create a new situational application for business users. We present an example of extracting data from a 3270 financial application, creating an Atom feed, cataloging that feed, and using that data to create an information dashboard for a loan officer.
Here's a quick round up of just a few Rational blogs around developerWorks posted over the past few days. While not a comprehensive listing, we hope that highlighting all the great information sharing going on in these spaces will encourage you to dive further into the developerWorks blogging community
and find those treasures of information specific to your interests and needs....
From the Invisible Thread blog:
Advancing software-driven technical innovations and business outcomes
Hi Invisible Thread blog readers. My name is Peter Spung, and I've had the great pleasure to be in the software industry for nearly 30 years. For example, when I studied Artificial Intelligence in school, a system like IBM's Watson that recently competed on Jeopardy! was pure science fiction, much like HAL in the move 2001: A Space Odyssey.
From the EGL Blog:
Exploring Web Service generation and runtime - an overview
As the lead for RBD service development, the question I dread the most is "which is better SOAP or REST services?". That question is similar to asking what color is the sky. If you ask 10 people and you will get 12 different answers, and the answers vary depending on the direction the wind is blowing that day.
From the HATS HotSpot blog:
How to map keystrokes to other functionality in a HATS web project
The following code sample shows how to map the Up and Down arrow keys to shift the focus to the previous and next input fields respectively in a HATS web project.
From the Cobol Cafe blog:
Sign up for Innovate2011 Enterprise Modernization Power Systems Track/Workshop
Get an in-depth look at how Rational application development tools and software for Power systems can help you reduce costs while improving organizational efficiency.
From the C/C++ Cafe blog:
Speed development with a workload optimized system for AIX application development on IBM Power Systems
IBM Rational Power Appliance is a workload optimized system for AIX development that helps meet business challenges by providing an integrated application development solution for Power Systems and includes a Power Express server preinstalled with a comprehensive set of Rational development software along with the AIX operating system.
From the RPG Cafe blog:
New site for Rational Developer for Power demos, cool Screen and Report Designer video
Great news everybody, the development team for Rational Developer for Power have been very busy producing videos and demos to illustrate how to install configure, use projects, edit, navigate source, validate, build, debug on our supported languages on IBM i, AIX, and Linux.