IBM Rapid Apps for Bluemix- This playlist from our friends at IBM Rational User Education contains 26 videos surrounding a multitude of how-to topics in the IBM Rapid Apps for BlueMix space. From introductions and demos to deployment, customization to testing, this playlist covers all of the hot topics around IBM Rapid Apps for BlueMix to help you get started through successful launch!
In this six part demo series on developerWorks, we show you the ins and outs of IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering. All six of the articles below will take you to pages on developerWorks from which you can either click to view the demo, or download the video and transcripts for review later or in secure environments.
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BlueMixenables you to rapidly build, rapidly deploy, and easily manage cloud applications, while using services and frameworks available in a cloud environment to deliver systems of engagement. Sign up to start exploring the BlueMix public cloud environment.
Project ICAP is a set of pre-release technologies being developed as part of the BlueMix initiative. It includes integrated tools and runtimes, open services, and cloud deployment. You can use it to quickly deploy systems of engagement that are innovative and easy to manage.
Mobile Cloud Servicesare middleware capabilities designed to be consumed by mobile apps and to help speed up app development. Features include platform-agnostic development, lightweight consumability via REST APIs, easy developer on-ramp via SDKs, and hidden server-side complexity.
JazzHub, powered by Rational Jazz technology, is a cloud-based software development environment. It helps you develop and collaborate on software projects in the cloud - with task tracking, agile planning, and integrated source control - giving you everything you need to develop your next app, feature, or product.
Big SQL is new technology from IBM that provides SQL access to data in Hadoop (HDFS and HBase). Apply to participate in the Big SQL Technology Preview program. You will get access to a free course on BigDataUniversity.com and access to a Hadoop cluster to explore and query data in the hands-on labs.
Joanne Scouler and Sam Lee discuss and demonstrate some of the essentials in Rational's Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM) over the course of these three in-depth videos. For particular topics, be sure to use the tables of contents as seen in the Youtube hosted descriptions of each video to jump to those spots in the videos.
Wow! Do we ever have a jam-packed "back to school" version of Live on developerWorks Rational for you today! So without further delay, let's dive right into the great articles which have gone live on developerWorks Rational over the past few weeks:
Food for thought: The "Systems engineering club sandwich" By Andy Gurd, WW Go-to-Market Manager, Engineering Lifecycle Management, IBM Have you ever felt that 1000 words might prove more worth than one unreadable drawing? Andy Gurd explores the "tasty" interplay between textual requirements and models and would like to hear your experiences with using requirements and models together effectively.
Rational goes mobile By Robin Wood, developerWorks Rational Acquisition Editor, IBM A convenient list of Rational articles about developing mobile applications using Rational software, including links to other developerWorks mobile resources.applications
The true value of agile process maturity By Bob Aiello, Consultant and editor-in-chief, CM Best Practices Consulting Bob Aiello examines some of the critical success factors required to implement successful agile practices reliably. To be truly valuable, they must be mature enough to be scalable and repeatable, he says. He also discusses how to implement robust and mature agile processes.
Create an advanced upload file test case in Rational Performance Tester By Valerio Pengue, Software Performance Engineer, IBM Learn how to create Rational Performance Tester tests to upload a random file selected from a data pool of files to a target application. Advanced examples show how to create multiplatform test cases and how to generate random parameters at run time.
Deploy IBM Rational Insight 1.1 in a large enterprise By Ali Manji, Software Developer, IBM A previous article, "Tips for deploying Rational Insight 1.0 in a large enterprise," covered some of the benefits of deploying Rational Insight 18.104.22.168 components across a three-tier architecture. This article updates information for Version 1.1 and explains how to add a web server tier to handle static content.
What's new in IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.0 and Rhapsody Design Manager 4.0 By Paul Urban, Senior Systems Market Manager, IBM IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.0 and Rational Rhapsody Design Manager 4.0 provide simplified design collaboration with new systems engineering workflow with a Jazz technology-based database repository that unifies requirements and design. These new versions also add many usability enhancements and improvements for systems engineering and safety-critical development.
Map virtual machines with this algorithm By Rahul Choudhary, Software Engineer, IBM and Riti Saxena, Software Engineer, IBM Deploying virtual machines in bulk is a tedious and cumbersome job. Bulk deployment of virtual machines in a data center involves several tasks, and one of the key challenges is planning what to deploy where. This algorithm provides a simplified and efficient solution.
Use OSLC and Visual Basic to integrate Rational Team Concert By Takehiko Amano, IT Specialist, IBM Rational Team Concert helps distributed teams manage tasks, defects, source code configuration, and builds collaboratively. Because it implements Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC), it can integrate existing tools, such as other project or activity management software. Learn how use it with Visual Basic scripting language to integrate an existing system.
Featured download Rational Team Concert: https://jazz.net/downloads/rational-team-concert/releases/4.0 Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer share a common installer that deploys the shared Jazz Team Server plus the Change and Configuration Management, Quality Management, and Requirements Management applications.
Determine ROI for projects with the Investment Analysis component By Tejaswini Jamakhandi, Staff Software Engineer, IBM The Investment Analysis component in Rational Focal Point uses input-bounded estimates for costs and benefits to compute a distribution for net present value (NPV) of the project over its lifetime. From the NPV, it calculates other key values, including return on investment (ROI). See what formulas it uses and learn how it works. Product: IBM Rational Focal Point
Track projects in two other applications with Rational Focal Point By Manjunatha S. Nadigar, Integration Lead, IBM Monitor projects tracked by other Rational applications by using the XPathValueFetcher business rule in Rational Focal Point to fetch key values, such as status and progress. You can configure the rule to run as a background batch process to periodically synchronize data from Rational Team Concert and Rational Requirement Composer. Products: IBM Rational Focal Point, IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational Requirements Composer
Take snapshots of Investment Analysis data in IBM Rational Focal Point By Björn Kylberg, Senior Software Developer, IBM You can use the version attribute in IBM Rational Focal Point to take snapshots of data, including data from the Investment Analysis component. This article explains how and provides an example of how to work with snapshots. Product: IBM Rational Focal Point
Portfolio Management ROI calculator Portfolio-based management of projects has become a corporate necessity as organizations are increasingly subjected to a variety of pressures and constraints. IBM Portfolio Management solutions, powered by IBM Rational Focal Point, are designed to help organizations to analyze and optimize their portfolios to secure maximum business value.
Announcing IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM) Engineers can use RELM to visualize, analyze and organize engineering data (such as requirements, design, tests, and work items) and relationships (links). It helps teams make effective and timely decisions, improve reuse of engineering data, and maintain compliance with standards.
Not familiar with Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI)? Have no fear, Michael Fox has a great article here outlining RRDI and covering what's new in version 2.0.... Now that you know what RRDI is and what it can do for you, time to move on to some demos walking you through RRDI from start to finish!
IBM Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence V2.0, Part 1: Overview and installation- This demo is the first of three showing a complete Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI) 2.0 installation. This release contains many important new capabilities. One of these is a totally redesigned install/configure process intended to greatly simplify getting Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence up and running. This demo describes the new content in the 2.0 release, then proceeds to install the product. The second and third demos complete the process and demonstrate Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence in action.
WOW! A LOT of wonderful content has been filtering through developerWorks Rational over the past two weeks, and it seems we've been a bit remiss in passing it on to you all! Please accept our heartfelt apologies in the form of this week's Live on developerWorks post highlighting the items that went live on developerWorks Rational over the past two weeks:
Clustering algorithms help find similar Rational Team Concert change requests By: Luis Quintela (firstname.lastname@example.org), Solution Architect, IBM By using clustering algorithms to analyze IBM Rational Team Concert patterns, you can group the change requests according to text similarity. Luis Quintela explains how and why software development benefits through quality improvement, reuse, better processes, and collaboration. Product: Rational Team Concert
Import Rational ClearCase UCM project code into Rational Team Concert By: Prachi Mittal (email@example.com), Software Engineer, Rational Tools Administrator, IBM When you move projects that use Rational ClearCase to Rational Team Concert, you need to import s ClearCase source code into Rational Team Concert source control. Prachi Mittal shows you how to use the Rational Team Concert connector, or synchronizer, to import code from ClearCase VOBs. Products: Rational ClearCase and Rational Team Concert
Advantages and options of private cloud computing By: Sandra Sergi Santos (firstname.lastname@example.org), Software Engineering Specialist, IBM Some organizations, because of organizational culture or for security or regulatory concerns, cannot use public clouds, but private clouds are an option. Sandra Sergi Santos explains the advantages and ways to use them to optimize your investments, processes, and infrastructure.
We are also pleased to feature Contributing Author Naveen Bysani
Naveen Bysani is a senior quality assurance engineer who started his career in the IBM India Software Lab. He began with the IBM WebSphere team and moved to the IBM Rational team as a systems software engineer for the automation development of IBM Rational Application Developer, using IBM Rational Functional Tester. He then went to IVY, a party gaming company, as a senior software engineer, where he was involved in the automation framework development, using Rational Functional Tester. He currently works as a senior automation engineer for a storage domain product of Quantum India Development Centre. He is certified by IBM for Rational Functional Tester and Rational Performance Tester and is also a Sun-certified Java professional.
IBM introduces PureSystems, new ways to develop, deploy, and manage IT apps By: Steve Abrams (email@example.com), Distinguished Engineer and Chief Cloud Architect, IBM and Timothy Hahn (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chief Architect for Enterprise Modernization Tools, IBM IBM PureSystems is the first of what IBM calls "expert integrated systems," designed to get IT organizations up and running in as little as four hours. This intro explains how you can cut months off of your development, test, and production time. Products: Rational Application Developer, Rational Developer for System z, Rational Focal Point
Automate tests without compromising coverage of the environment By Pramod Kumar Chandoria (email@example.com), Advisory Software Engineer, IBM Automated tests offer advantages, but it is still important to run tests in correct environments, according to plan, to avoid environment-specific defects. Rational Quality Manager helps you ensure that tests run on the correct machine, with the correct test environment coverage. Product: Rational Quality Manager
Monitor Rational System Architect model changes with Rational Team Concert By: Jothi Subramani (firstname.lastname@example.org), Advisory Software Engineer, IBM and Nagabhushan Seshagiri Rao (email@example.com), Senior Software Engineer, IBM Given the as-is architecture from Rational System Architect, you can model the to-be architecture and analyze the impact of proposed changes. Then you can use Rational Team Concert to track changes to models by using the OSLC feature in Rational System Architect. Products: Rational System Architect, Rational Team Concert
Trace Rational DOORS software requirements to Rational Rose design By: Arti Saagar (firstname.lastname@example.org), System Software Engineer, IBM When you integrate IBM Rational DOORS and Rational Rose, you can trace requirements to software design. This article covers the entire process and explains ways to assess how requirements affect your design and how to detect design elements that are not justified by requirements. Products: Rational DOORS, Rational Rose
The past two weeks developerWorks Rational has also highlighted the following items on their home page and product pages that you may find of interest.