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Check out the top 10 technical developerWorks demos of 2011!
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Top 10 Demos for 2010
developerWorks demos help you discover what a product has to offer ranging from quick product walkthroughs, from installation and setup, and real-world scenarios. Watch and learn step by step and get tips and techniques before trying it yourself.
Here are the top 10 demos for 2010, that your colleagues have found very interesting.
It is all part of building the skills to create a smarter planet, through software.
Creating a requirement in Rational Requirements Composer and transferring it to RequisitePro for management
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If you haven't checked out the dW On Demand Demo page, you might want to. We had a tremendous increase in demo views in 2009. It was an 86% increase compared to demo views in 2008.
Here are the top 10 demos for 2009, that your colleagues have found very interesting. It is all part of building the skills to create a smarter planet, through software.
8. Creating a requirement in Rational Requirements Composer and transferring it to RequisitePro for management
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Everyday over 50,000 airplanes are guided safely through the air. The new air traffic control teams are becoming digitally savvy using more high tech software and tools to do their job more efficiently for the safety of all of us.
The air traffic control team works much like a software development team, where there are many defined roles, all very important to complete the mission.
For example, different types of air flight controllers take control of the flight throughout the planes journey to it's destination, from departure gate to arrival gate. (Think of the plane as an application) It is a very complex process just like the software development process.
Clearing each flight from the gate to the runway involves several steps and teams of people working together. The pilot calls for clearance and will receive clearance from the ground controller, who will take the pilot to the appropriate runway and will put the plane in line for take off. The ground controller will also manage any factors affecting the flight such as weather.
The local controller will take the aircraft and issue the "take off clearance", to get the pilot airborne. Once the aircraft is airborne, the tower control contacts departure control and the flight is handed off to Tracon, who's job it is to get the plane through all the other aircraft in the area, track the plane to it's flight cruising altitude, and onto it's destination. Then a regional air route center then takes control.
Oh by the way, there are project manager types managing all this. Sound familiar?
IBM Software tools serve as an air traffic control system for IT. Development teams like air traffic controllers need to use the most up to date efficient tools and team tools to provide security and safety. We all need to create a smarter planet in everything we do. As software developers there are some awesome development tools available to help us create this smarter planet through software. We need to work efficiently and smarter in our global software development teams, as we hand code over from one team to the other. The key thing is communication, just like the flight controllers. Using development tools that help us communicate to our team members better, will help us develop better quality software in less time.
Check out these demos on how teams can use development tools to improve the communication through the development process:
Change management with IBM Rational ClearQuest and ClearCase, Part 1
This demo shows you how to integrate IBM® Rational® ClearQuest® and ClearCase® into a integrated change management solution. The deployed Web banking application is tested for defects. Once the test manager discovers the defect, the manager walks through the submission process. The defect is reviewed and assigned to a developer (Alex in the demo) by the project manager. Once the defect is assigned to the developer, he works to resolve the defect utilizing IBM Rational Application Developer, ClearQuest, and ClearCase. This is the first of a two part demo series. Demo
Change management with IBM Rational ClearQuest and ClearCase, Part 2
This demo continues where part 1 left off. It follows the developer (Alex) as he works on resolving the defect submitted to him. Alex uses IBM Rational Application Developer with plug-ins for ClearQuest and ClearCase. First, you'll see Alex's to-do list that contains submitted high severity defects assigned to him. Next, Alex connects to the ClearCase server and changes the code to correct the defect. Then Alex verifies his changes by running the application within his IDE. Finally, Alex checks in his changes and transition the state of the defect from open to resolved using ClearQuest. This is the second of a two part demo series. Demo
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IBM ILOG Visualization
Some of the displays that the visualization products provide are Diagrams, Gantt Charts, Maps, Business dashboards, SCADA/HMI screens Telecom displays, Defense Maps and Charts.
Here is a short video that shows a variety of IBM ILOG Visualization products in action, including IBM ILOG JViews Enterprise and IBM ILOG Elixir Enterprise. See for yourself how the user interfaces you build for your customers can be intuitive and engaging!
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IBM technology drives the Chevrolet Volt with Rational tools
This just out! Spread the word and check out the Rational Focal Point Demo. It's all part of creating a smarter planet through software!
IBM technology drives the Chevrolet Volt
With help from Rational, General Motors is transforming its organization and the way it develops and delivers cars.
GM engineers used Rational solutions to develop critical electronic controls for the Volt's innovative battery system, electric drive unit, and cabin electronics. The vehicle's unique propulsion system required the design of an unprecedented "system of systems," centered on software that seamlessly integrates the Volt's battery pack with its electric drive system. IBM Rational software solutions were also used to help GM engineers model the interactions of the Volt's embedded systems, helping to increase the quality and efficiency.
To promote collaboration between global engineering teams, IBM is helping GM standardize their vehicle design on fewer software tools and a common design process, as well as helping them manage change throughout the product development process.
The result of GM's investment in solutions from IBM Rational? Accelerated response to consumer demands and compression of the time it takes to develop a new vehicle, from the auto industry average of five to 10 years, or longer, to 29 months!
Check out the demo....
Learn how IBM Rational Focal Point helps organizations achieve their overall company goals. Project portfolio management can be described as methods for analyzing and collectively managing a group of current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics. This demo explains how Rational Focal Point provides visibility into each project's total expected cost, consumption of resources, expected timeline, benefits to be realized, and relationship or inter-dependencies with other projects in the portfolio.
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Don't we love to see real world scenarios where software products help reduce costs and improve productivity.
In the energy and utilities sector, rising energy costs and technology advances are leading to more informed and involved utility customers. They want to know how much energy they are using, where they can optimize usage, and in some cases, how to implement their own renewable energy sources. This is all done through smart technologies including software.
Utilities are a critical link to improving energy efficiency, integrating renewable sources of energy and addressing climate change. IBM can add a layer of intelligence to your utility, using the power of information
And here is the demo...
In this example, see how Rational® Focal Point can be used in the energy and utilities sector, showing some of the major portfolio management challenges facing the industry. See how Focal Point meets those challenges by utilizing many of the monitoring, prioritization, and decision making capabilities featured in the solution.
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Optim™ Performance Manager for DB2® for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® boasts a whole new architecture that includes modern browser-based user interfaces which provide system health overviews and detailed diagnostics to isolate the source of emergent problems. It provides performance analysis and tuning for managing DB2 systems using an easy to use web interface.
You should check out these demos to get started on the basics. It is a really cool product.
IBM Optim Performance Manager 220.127.116.11, Part 1: Install the product
Part 1 of this demo series describes IBM Optim Performance Manager 18.104.22.168 architecture and packaging, and how to install the product. Part 2 describes the Extended Insight architecture, and how to install and configure the Extended Insight client.
IBM Optim Performance Manager 22.214.171.124, Part 2: Install and configure the Extended Insight feature
Part 2 describes the Extended Insight architecture, and how to install and configure the Extended Insight client.
It is all part of creating a smarter planet!
IBM Cognos Analytic Applications - Adaptive Application Framework Version 8.4: Part 2 Create a new dimension from a non-ERP data source
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IBM Cognos Analytic Applications - Adaptive Application Framework Version 8.4: Part 2 Create a new dimension from a non-ERP data source
A couple of weeks ago I kicked off a blog on Cognos's Analytic Applications - Adaptive Application Framework Version 8.4 product. Here is part 2, that discusses Creating a new dimension from a non-ERP data source.
Let's review what we discussed last time and then get into the next demo:
IBM Cognos Analytic Applications deliver ready-made or packaged analytics using a
common business model that assesses performance of specific functional domains,
which include finance, customer, supply chain and workforce. The applications help
our customers gain insight into their performance faster and far more cost-effectively
than if they were to build it themselves. In addition, with a common business model for
analysis, customers can extend the point of analysis through shared KPI’s that either
deepen or extend their assessment of performance, either departmentally or
The Congos Adaptive Application Framework (AAF), meanwhile, is the application’s
management model backbone, and allows organizations to adapt, or modify
reporting and analysis through a configurable process completed via a single touch
point. The approach uses a drag and drop GUI to automate and streamline the
management and implementation of changes, as well as seamlessly synchronize
the generation of core components of the application’s pre-built sourcings,
warehouse, semantic and reporting layer.
The IBM Cognos Adaptive Application Framework (AAF) lets you design a Warehouse
model, define the ETL, and create a Framework Manager model for reporting purposes.
This demo goes through the steps required to create a new Warehouse Dimension that
is sourced from a non-ERP or custom data source.
Check out the demo!
It's all part of creating a smarter planet
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"Fly by the seat of your pants" is an early aviation term when aircraft had few navigation aids and flying was accomplished by means of the pilot's judgment.
The term emerged in the 1930s and was first widely used in reports of Douglas Corrigan's flight from the USA to Ireland in 1938.
That flight was reported in many US newspapers of the day 'Corrigan Flies By The Seat Of His Pants',
We all know that we can't fly by the seat of our pants in software development. There are so many tools today that help us make smarter software faster.
From use case development all the way to modeling, solution analysis, design activities and project management. And thank goodness that aircraft
now have the navigation tools to fly more safely.
Check out these tools to help develop software smarter!
This demo shows how to transform an IBM® Rational® Requirements Composer project into a model in IBM Rational Software Architect or IBM Rational
Software Modeler.See how use cases and process flow requirements captured in IBM Rational Requirements Composer can be used as a basis for your
solution analysis and design activities within Rational Software Architect or Rational Software Modeler.
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WebSphere ILOG rules for COBOL
Check out how IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules allows you to create a Business Object Model from a native COBOL data structure, how to then create rules in JRules’ Rule Studio, and how those rules are used to generate a COBOL Copybook. These same rules can also be deployed to Java and SOA-based business systems, providing the ability to re-use rules across the enterprise and to facilitate their maintenance as they evolve over time.
In this demo, you will see how to:
Create a New Rule Project
It's all part of creating a smarter planet through software!
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If you think how small our world is and how enormous the task is to create a smarter planet, we really have to be smart about creating a smarter planet.
There is so much data that could be collected to help us understand the world better, in terms of health, trends in the environment, population growth and so on. For example, If all the doctors working on a cure for cancer had access to all the same information, those great minds could collectively work smarter and faster, and might just find a cure in our lifetime. But to help those doctors, the IT professionals need to create the software, that will provide the infrastructure, to collect and connect all the data.
To get an idea of just some surface data, that could go so much deeper, check out the
And for smart tools to help create a smarter plantet, check out this Optim demo that shows how the staff at one fictional organization, the Great Outdoors Company, takes advantage of Optim solutions. Watch how this company gains more value from their business-critical Java applications by being able to: Accelerate problem determination for a misbehaving application; Accelerate performance of an existing application proactively, while at the same time improving stability and security; Accelerate development for a new application by improving productivity, reducing coding errors, and building in performance right from the start.Optim solutions for accelerating Java database access
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Check out this series of demos that make up a workshop.It will take you through the steps to rapidly expand your skills in application development on IBM midldeware; take you through all the pieces from the IDE to Application Servers and Databases; help you install a low cost version of Linux and then help you install and Configure the Software. Once that's complete it will show you how to develop, test and deploy an application. You'll gain valuable skills on the following software products:
Websphere Application Server v7
DB2 Express-C v9.7
It's all part of creating a smarter planet through software..
Here are the demos:
Learn how to download and install a Ubuntu image and then go through some basic shell commands to help you navigate through the UNIX® environment. This is part 1 of a 4 part demo series to show you how to implement a solution stack (Rational® Application Developer, WebSphere® Application Server, and DB2® Express-C) on Ubuntu Linux, as well as how to integrate them in a Java application.
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We all know that we are in one of the worst economies since the early 80's. I'm not going to talk about how we got here, but how can we survive it. Just when we thought that job losses were slowing down, it was announced that jobless claims increased. If you have lost your job and even if you currently have one, there are two important things you need to continue to grow...Your skills and your social network.
Cheryl Palmer who is a certified executive career coach at Call To Career in Silver Spring, Md. says "Never take your career for granted. You should be constantly updating your skills and keeping your network viable. Too many people get too comfortable in their jobs and don't think about what may come next."
If you are in the technical field, you have hit the right spot.. developerWorks. Not only can you grow your skills using developerWorks resources, but you can grow your technical network using the developerWorks community. Check out "New to the Community".
Also, consider growing your skills by taking a tutorial , and watching a technical demo of products and technologies that may interest you.
All this may help you get certified on a product or technology that you can add to your resume.
And of course, I have to end with a demo: Check out "Developing the right products for the right markets, at the right time"
Developing the right products for the right market at the right time is no simple task. That is where IBM® Rational® Focal Point™ comes in -- a configurable, Web-based product and portfolio management solution that links strategy to execution. During this demo, you'll see how Focal Point helps promote successful products by helping product teams and stakeholders focus on what is most important to your customer and to your business.
Happy networking with techies on the developerWorks Community!
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"There is no particular mystery in animation...it's really very simple, and like anything that is simple, it is about the hardest thing in the world to do. "Bill Tytla at the Walt Disney Studio, June 28, 1937.
As you know, the options on creating animation have changed quite significantly since the 1930's. What started out as a series of frames created by artists, which are then combined into a film, has since grown into the option of computer animation. The art of creating moving images with computers has even changed significantly since it's conception. Have you seen the movie Avatar? The computer animation in this movie has passed everyone's expectation.
Marc Mohan says in his article Avatar and the state of the animation art , "The combination of cutting-edge 3-D cinematography and revolutionary motion-capture techniques creates what they call in the video-game world an immersive environment. It's a shoo-in for a number of technical Academy Awards"
He goes on to say "the range of possibilities that can be explored using animation has expanded so much in recent years that the concept of a film like "Avatar" contending for such a prize seems, if not likely in the moment, then inevitable somewhere down the line." As we can see from this movie, that animation has had it's own revolution since the early years of Disney. Computer software has had many revolutions of improvement and right now we are living in one.... The "Smarter Planet revolution", software to help make this a greener and more sustainable planet. I'm excited to be part of it.
Check out these smart tools for software developers: