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
Accelerating SAP Deployments with IBM Rational
Listen to this podcast to hear how you can implement SAP enhancements faster and to keep up with business demands in the face of SAP upgrades and maintenance efforts.
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).