The year may be starting to wind down this week and next, but we are still committed to bringing you the latest and greatest content you need! So, here you go! The following items went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
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Success criteria for public sector enterprise architecture
By: Jan K. Gravesen, Executive Industry Architect, IBM
Jan Gravesen, an IBM Executive Industry Architect, analyzes several successful public sector enterprise architecture programs around the world to determine what characteristics they have in common.
Products: Rational System Architect, Rational Asset Manager, Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Requisite Pro
Debug faster with Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
By: Morris Kwan, Software Developer, IBM, Xuan Chen, Software Developer, IBM, Jinzi Huang, Software Developer, IBM
Source code debugging of applications written in different languages and running on different platforms
Product: Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
Last week we also highlighted the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
IBM® Rational® Developer for Power Systems Software variations in an Eclipse workbench handle remote file management, searching, editing, refactoring, application analysis, code coverage, performance, porting, and migration advisors, builds, and debugging on IBM i, AIX®, or Linux systems. The rich desktop is optimized for multiplatform development. In combination with IBM Power Systems compilers and IBM Rational Team Concert, Rational Developer for Power Systems Software provides a comprehensive application development environment that includes compilers, other development tools, and collaborative application lifecycle management.
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Trial: Rational Requirements Composer
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Webcast: Modernize IBM i development with ARCAD and Rational tools
A lot of IBMers have been busy writing, demoing, and generally creating new content to help us all succeed. That in mind, here's what went live last week on developerWorks Rational:
Overcome resistance to enterprise architecture
By Jan K. Gravesen, Executive Industry Architect, IBM, USA
Although it keeps evolving and interest keeps growing, many enterprise leaders are still ambivalent or skeptical about enterprise architecture. Jan Gravesen discusses the considerable value that EA offers and how it can be implemented to overcome much of that resistance.
A compiler option that helps debug optimized code
By Daniel Chen and Tommy Hoffner, Software Developers, IBM, Canada
Debugging optimized code has always been a challenging task, because it could make the program state not available to debuggers. Daniel Chen and Tommy Hoffner introduce a compiler option that helps debug optimized IBM XL C/C++ and XL Fortran code.
Reduce the risk of build failure by running a precondition
By Takehiko Amano, IT Specialist, IBM, Japan
Running a large software build process according to a schedule or on demand can take hours or even days. Frequently, the build fails. Takehiko Amano describes how to use the Apache Ant mechanism in Rational Team Concert to run a precondition that reduces the risk of build failure.
Demo: Capability differences between Rational RequisitePro and Rational Requirements Composer 18.104.22.168
By Jason Green and Brenda Myers
This demo lists a few IBM Rational RequisitePro capabilities that are not supported in IBM Rational Requirements Composer V22.214.171.124. Then, it introduces a number of Rational Requirements Composer capabilities that are not available in Rational RequisitePro.
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Joydipto Banerjee
Joydipto Banerjee lives in the City of Joy, Kolkata, India. Professionally, he is a Technical Solution Architect for IBM Migration Factory and likes to read and work with new technologies. Joydipto is an IBM Certified Consulting IT Specialist (Master Certified IT Specialist from The Open Group) and has written number of technical articles, mostly on cloud computing. He is an IBM Cloud Computing Ambassador and participates in IBM University Relation programs for various schools and colleges. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Silchar. In his spare time, Joydipto is an avid follower of the fine arts and classical music, so he regularly attends various concerts and theater performances. You can reach him through https://twitter.com/joydipto
Last week we also highlighted the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
This week we have a metric tonne of downloads for you to enjoy! Following are the downloads released and posted since April 3rd, 2012.
IBM Rational ClearCase:
IBM Rational ClearQuest:
With apologies to Led Zeppelin for the title of this post... Here's a slew of tips, trick, and straight up solutions from the Jazz.net library feed, compiled here for your convenience and ease of access. Click the titles to access the complete content for each tip abstract:
Get the most out of the Jazz.net library: The Jazz.net library is one of the most popular and widely used resources by the community. It includes technical articles, how-to videos, tech tips, and workarounds. With every month that passes, the number of items in our library grows more and more. Just last month we posted thirty-two new items!...
Usage Tips for Rational Requirements Composer 3.0.1: This article provides tips for getting the most out of Rational Requirements Composer 3.0.1 based on our own experiences using RRC. Most of these tips are for authors and commenters -- roles that can be added to a RRC project (and modified) using the Administration UI...
Tip: Disable servlet dispatching when using reverse proxy: When Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management applications are deployed in separate application servers with a reverse proxy configured to make each application appear to be deployed in a single central server, a defect introduced in the 3.0.1 release will cause various application functions to fail...
Tip: Host mapping modification for RequisitePro server does not persist: You can add a host name when you map a Rational RequisitePro server to a host. If the IP address for the RequisitePro server changes, you must change the host name mapping to map the new IP address...
Tip: "Incorrect user ID or password" displays when no valid RequisitePro project selected during RequisitePro to Rational Requirement Composer migration: In Rational Quality Manager 126.96.36.199, if you do not select a valid Rational RequisitePro project in Rational Requirement Composer when you are migrating a RequisitePro project to Rational Requirement Composer, an "Incorrect user ID or password" message is displayed...
Tip: Problem with filtering RequisitePro requirement types in Rational Quality Manager 3.0.1: Filtering Rational RequisitePro requirement types fails in Rational Quality Manager 3.0.1...
Tip: Solution Explorer not showing glyphs for Web Site Projects in Visual Studio 2010: In the Rational Team Concert for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 client, Solution Explorer does not show glyphs for a shared Web Site project. This article provides details to the problem...
Tip: Installing the ClearTeam Explorer to Rational Team Concert: Rational Team Concert 188.8.131.52 extends the ClearCase Bridge capabilities to the ClearTeam Explorer interface, an Eclipse-based interface to ClearCase version 8.0 that supports both web views and dynamic views. This document provides instructions for installing the ClearTeam Explorer to Rational Team Concert...
Tip: Rational Team Concert 3.0 iFix1 Eclipse Client shows error when opening plans created on a Rational Team Concert 184.108.40.206 server: Opening a plan using Rational Team Concert 3.0 iFix1 Eclipse Client connected to a 220.127.116.11 server will result in errors...
Tip: Changes to OAuth Authorization in Rational Team Concert 3.0.1: Changes to CLM application authorization may result in unexpected application authorization dialogs that were not present in 3.0. This article explains why those dialogs appear, and if necessary, how to minimize their appearances...
Tip: How to use RTC ClearQuest Importer with Rational Team Concert 18.104.22.168 and ClearQuest 8.0: Rational Team Concert ClearQuest Importer (a feature of RTC Client) does not work because the default JRE used by the RTC Client is not compatible with the CQJNI.jar file that ships with ClearQuest 8.0...
Tip: The consumer key 'some value' used by the storage area net.jazz.ajax.theming does not exist: After migrating RTC from 2.x to 3.0 to RTC 3.x, the Server Diagnostics page may contain a JFS Storage error that the consumer key used by net.jazz.ajax.theming does not exist...
Tip: Unable to authenticate to the Web UI login dialog: When working with CLM applications distributed across multiple servers, an application may prompt you to authenticate while running the Setup Wizard or working with project linking...
Tip: The Requirements JAVA ETL is failing with high floating values: The current implementation of the data warehouse does not support numbers with more than 8 digits or with a precision greater than 2...
Tip: Data Collection Jobs fail with FIPS enabled on WebSphere Application Server 7.x: Data Warehouse Collection Jobs fail to run when FIPS is enabled on WebSphere Application Server 7.x...
Tip: Data Collection Jobs appear to be disabled in Internet Explorer 7: When viewing the "Data Collection Jobs" page in Internet Explorer 7, the checkboxes beside each job always appear unselected, even if the job is in fact enabled...
Tip: Viewing RRDI reports from CLM over HTTP causes errors in Internet Explorer: When a CLM application is configured to use HTTPS, and RRDI is configured to use HTTP, viewing an RRDI report in the CLM Web UI using Internet Explorer will result in "Navigation was cancelled" or other error messages...
Tip: Data warehouse view VW_REQUIREMENT_TESTPLAN_LOOKUP not upgraded properly: Upon upgrading from Rational Quality Manager 2.x (with Rational Common Reporting) to Rational Quality Manager 3.0.1, the data warehouse view VW_REQUIREMENT_TESTPLAN_LOOKUP is not upgraded properly...
Tip: RRDI reports imported to Rational Team Concert and Quality Manager can be broken upon upgrade: Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI) reports imported to Rational Team Concert and Quality Manager can be broken upon upgrade...
Tip: Many jazzignore files appearing in unresolved changes on sharing a new project: In the Rational Team Concert for Microsoft Visual Studio client, several jazzignores files may appear in unresolved changes on sharing a new project. This article explains the scenario and provides a workaround for the problem...
Tip: Need to specify old version when upgrading from JTS, CCM or RQM 22.214.171.124 M3 to 126.96.36.199 GA: If you upgrade JTS, CCM, or RQM from 188.8.131.52 M3 to 184.108.40.206 GA, you need to explicitly specify a different value for the oldJTSVersion and oldApplicationVersion arguments in the upgrade script commands. This tip will help you workaround this issue...
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The following articles, trials, webcasts, and featured contributing author highlights all went live on developerWorks Rational in the past two weeks. You won't want to miss these great resources!
Install the DB2 database included in Rational ClearQuest for better support
By Vivek K Pandey (email@example.com), IT Specialist - Rational change and configuration management, IBM
You can use any of several relational databases with ClearQuest 7.1.2 or later, but you save money and get enhanced support by using DB2, because it is bundled with ClearQuest. Setup on UNIX can be tricky if you are not familiar with DB2, so this article explains installation and configuration.
Product: IBM Rational ClearQuest
Create or automatically generate baselines from multiple RequisitePro projects
By Fabian Lomeli (firstname.lastname@example.org), Software Engineer, IBM
By using the Baseline Manager Library API in Rational RequisitePro, you can create baselines, view them in a directory, or compare two baselines. You can also build new projects from existing project baselines, create baselines for multiple projects, or automate baseline creation. Learn how.
Product: IBM Rational RequisitePro
Case study of the Rational Harmony systems engineering process, Part 1
By Mohit Choudhary (email@example.com), Systems Engineer, RealTime TechSolutions
Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) captures system requirements plus the design decisions that fulfill them. It can help validate cost, performance studies, or design choices. This is a case study of IBM Rational Harmony for Systems Engineers, an MBSE method that translates functional requirements into a description of system operations.
Product: IBM Rational Harmony
Case study of the Rational Harmony systems engineering process, Part 2
Distributed systems are inherently data-oriented, so the focus on data entities and behavior is essential in model-based systems engineering (MBSE), such as the Rational Harmony process. This article explores how to develop an MBSE process for analysis and design of distributed systems.
Product: IBM Rational Harmony
This week we are highlighting the following items on the developerWorks Rational home page and product pages that you may find of interest:
We are also very pleased to feature Contributing Author Steve Speicher
Steve Speicher is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member who focuses on Rational change management solutions and integrations. He is the lead for the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) Core and Change Management areas, which deliver open REST and Linked Data specifications, as well as implementations within the Rational change management products. Steve formerly worked in emerging standardization efforts in healthcare and compound documents (W3C). He received an IBM Software Group Master Inventor award in 2009.