Why software quality assurance and IT security teams need to collaborate By: Jeff Laskowski, Senior IT Specialist, IBM If software development and quality assurance teams worked more closely together, they would be exponentially more effective, says the author. He explains why the approach he advocates improves both security and efficiency and describes how it incorporates security testing better into development. Products: IBM Rational AppScan, IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational Functional Tester, IBM Rational Quality Manager, IBM Rational Requirements Composer, IBM Rational Requisite Pro, IBM Rational Robot
Develop TXSeries CICS apps with Rational Developer for Power Systems Software, Part 1 By: Balaji S. Kumar, Software Engineer, IBM, Hariharan N. Venkitachalam, Senior Software Engineer, IBM, Janaki Sundar, Staff Software Engineer, IBM, and Nageswararao V. Gokavarapu, Staff Software Engineer, IBM Part 1 of this three-part tutorial explains how to configure IBM TXSeries for Multiplatforms and Rational Developer for Power Systems Software. Then the authors describe how to use them together to make CICS application development for IBM TXSeries easier. Product: IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
Improve the quality of unit testing by increasing code coverage By: Steve Arnold, Senior Technical Consultant, IBM Adequate code coverage in unit tests affects whether you catch and fix all defects early and can refactor that code. Now you can configure the Code Coverage Advisor in Rational Application Developer, integrate Rational Team Concert, and make checking code coverage a precondition for delivering code. Products: IBM Rational Application Developer, IBM Rational Team Concert
Last week we also highlighted the following items on our developerWorks Rational home page and product pages that you may find of interest:
Three articles, two webcast replays, and four product evaluation sites are highlighted this week on developerWorks Rational. What are you waiting for? Go on and check out the following items which went live on dW Rational this week, you won't be disapointed!
Develop and debug Java apps faster with this free lightweight serve By: Chi Runhua Abstract: IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 3.0 is a free lightweight server that you can use to rapidly develop and debug Java applications in Rational Application Developer 8.0.3. You can later migrate the applications to a full-featured WebSphere Application Server production environment. Products: IBM Rational Application Developer
Define and track operational requirements, Part 2 By: Fabio Castiglioni and Giulia Caliari Abstract: First, you'll build test cases for pre-production tests that represent real stress conditions on a new system. Then you'll use IBM Rational Quality Manager to track relationships with requirements and translate the stress test case into scripts that verify the expected system loads and constraints. Products: IBM Rational Quality Manager
A guide to Jazz source control management in Rational Team Concert By: Mark Prout Abstract: The IBM Rational Jazz source control management (SCM) system that is part of Rational Team Concert differs slightly from similar systems. This article explains the components and their advantages, then and gives both basic and detailed overviews of how you can use these SCM tools. Products: IBM Rational Team Concert
This week we are also highlighting the following item on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
It is a multimedia extravaganza today, compliments of our IBM Jazz friends. The first two are nice short tours and overviews of key products and features, while the third is a lengthier keynote from our Innovate 2011 event covering Integration that matters and the Five Imperatives of ALM. Enjoy!
Rational Quality Manager helps organizations optimize project quality with a single, shared test management hub that provides integrated lifecycle support across virtually any platform and type of testing.
June 7, 2011 Keynote session from IBM Innovate 2011 in Orlando Florida. Integration the Matters and the Five Imperatives of ALM Introduced by comedian Felicia Day. The leaders from IBM Rational development labs highlight new advancements in the areas of application lifecycle management, design management, and enterprise modernization. Scott Rich, the technical lead of the IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management effort, closes the session by reflecting on how the IBM Rational team has implemented their Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution, how it helped to transform siloed teams towards an integrated team, and how this process resulted in an improvements to the solution itself.
Looking for tips and tricks, advice on configuration, or just more clarity on product usage? Here are some great articles from the Jazz.net library highlighting tutorials and how-to's for improving your setup and use of Rational tools and solutions:
Our periodic roundup of tech articles from developerWorks Rational is hot off the presses again. The following articles went live over the past week and a half:
Implement workspaces to model multiple versions of DoDAF 2 architectures By: Franki Schafrik Abstract: Learn how to implement IBM Rational System Architect workspaces for different versions of enterprise, as-is, and to-be architectures; for integrating a system of systems; and for trade-off analysis. The author also describes benefits of each scenario and four software tools to analyze workspaces. Products: IBM Rational System Architect
How to configure IBM Rational Change 5.3 to run in FIPS mode By: Pradeep K. Shashidhar Abstract: Increase security by following these steps to configure Rational Change 5.3 to run in Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) mode. This article provides code for all configuration changes required in the application, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), and the web server. Products: IBM Rational Change
Three ways to do more with Rational Build Forge capabilities By: Ashish Aggarwal Abstract: You can use the included command line Java and Perl APIs to handle software builds through IBM Rational Build Forge, rather than the management console. You can also integrate it with Jazz-based testing and change-and-release management tools. This article explains how, complete with sample code. Products: IBM Rational Build Forge
Configure secure access for multiple installations of Rational Team Concert By: Murali Dhandapani Abstract: For secure access to multiple installations of Rational Team Concert, you need the Network Deployment version of IBM WebSphere Application Server. Learn how to get an SSL certificate and how to install and configure it on each of the profiles created in Version 6.1 or 7.0 of the application server. Products: IBM Rational Team Concert
Did you notice the hubub yesterday? No? Missed the excitement, eh? Well have no fear, we're here to help!
Collaborative Lifecycle Management 2011 (CLM 2011 for short) went live yesterday, amid some fanfare over on Jazz.net. To help you navigate and find some of the new and relevant CLM information, following are some outstanding resources for all your CLM 2011 needs!
And because we know you all love your pointers to the downloads:
Rational Requirements Composer 3.0.1: IBM Rational Requirements Composer 3.0.1 has been made generally available as part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) on PPA and Jazz.net.
Rational Team Concert 3.0.1: IBM Rational Team Concert 3.0.1 has been made generally available as part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) on Passport Advantage (PPA) and Jazz.net.
Rational Quality Manager 3.0.1: IBM Rational Quality Manager 3.0.1 has been made generally available as part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) on PPA and Jazz.net.
Don't miss the Jazz blog post for even more information around the CLM release and downloads pus common installation info and tips!
is IBM Education Assistant? IBM Education Assistant is a collection of
multimedia educational modules designed to help you gain a better
understanding of IBM software products and use them more effectively to
meet your business requirements.
Here's a quick look at some of the new articles on developerWorks Rational this week:
What to expect at Innovate: The Systems track By: Robin Wood Abstract: Hear Dominic Tavassoli, director of Rational Industry
and Systems Marketing at IBM, describe highlights of the 90 breakout
sessions (yes, 90!) scheduled for the Innovate conference in June. The
Systems track is for customers who are involved in building smarter
products, embedded software, and systems engineering or systems of
Automate measurement and reports to improve software development project success By: Ben Williams, Eric Larsen, and Jonathon Chard Abstract: Automated reports with Rational Publishing Engine documents compliance and eliminates the errors, inconsistency, and wasted time and work of manual reports. Automated measurement with Rational Insight streamlines processes. With both, you get more accurate, timely, complete information for decisions, which improves project success. Products: IBM Rational Publishing Engine, IBM Rational Insight
Using Rational Functional Tester with Rational TestManager to automate test cases By: Pragati Maheshwari Abstract: By integrating Rational Functional Tester 188.8.131.52 with Rational TestManager 7.0.2, you can run test scripts and check logs from TestManager, and even run scripts remotely, as this guide explains. TestManager has been replaced by Rational Quality Manager, so until you can upgrade, you can automate your test cases this way. Products: IBM Rational Functional Tester, IBM Rational TestManager, IBM Rational Quality Manager
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Well look here, we have even MORE videos for you! In this demonstration, you
will see how you can reduce the time, cost and risk of developing products and
systems by helping you capture, analyze, and manage requirements from conception
to end of life. You will see the System and Software Engineering Accelerator. It
includes DOORS, Team Concert, Rhapsody and Quality Manager. It covers
requirements management, traceability, model-based system engineering,
model-driven development and test: