Jeffrey Krause, a support engineer for Rational Synergy, created a video about the products Project Explorer. Specifically, the video covers how to add saved queries to Project Explorer. This helps answer the question, "How can I get a list of baselined versions of a project to appear in Project Explorer panel in Rational Synergy?"
Rational Client Support engineers for Rational Test Workbench and Rational Integration Tester were hard at work creating videos covering some important aspects of the programs. There are two series: One series is about using Rational Test Workbench to test Android mobile applications. The other series covers using Rationla Integration Tester with HP Quality Center.
Death to Manual Deployments- "Why is deployment automation suddenly hot? Should I care? If so, what do I need to worry about and where do I get started? In this session Eric Minik will answer these questions and more. A confluence of forces has driven application deployment automation into the mainstream. In this session, we will dive into the trouble spots many organizations have with their application deployments and what that teaches us about what they need from deployment automation. "
IBM UrbanCode Deploy with IBM BlueMix- There is a great deal of interest with Bluemix, IBM's latest addition to its cloud portfolio. IBM Bluemix is a PaaS system that allows developers to quickly develop and deploy cloud first applications that are composed from a suite of services that are made available in the Bluemix service catalog. The IBM DevOps Services for Bluemix provide a fully hosted cloud environment for managing source code, automating builds, and automating deployments to Bluemix. While IBM DevOps Services provides incredible value to those teams that want and can use a fully integrated DevOps environment in the cloud, there are teams that will not be able to use the feature rich experience with IBM DevOps Services. For example, teams may have security policies in place that do not allow development teams to host code or use development services that are hosted in a public cloud. In these cases, only on-premise tools are allowed. Another example is that enterprise teams often have complex, multi-platform systems that require a bit of synchronization to ensure deployments are correctly executed. Fortunately we have an excellent set of deployment and release solutions as part of the IBM UrbanCode portfolio that can be used with Bluemix when organizational constraints or system complexity demands the value provided by the IBM UrbanCode solutions.
In this video, I demonstrate how IBM UrbanCode Deploy can be used on-premise to perform a rolling deployment of a Bluemix application. I utilize the newly available Cloud Foundry plugin to automate component level deployment processes. I show how simple it is to create a fully automated rolling deployment process that leverages UrbanCode Deployment capabilities to accurately keep track of the application versions that are deployed, effectively manage configuration values across multiple spaces, and ensure just the right amount of governance exists within the deployment process. By leveraging UrbanCode Deploy, you can achieve automated deployments for Bluemix application while having the flexibility and security of an on-premise solution.
I hope you enjoy the video and please stay tuned for additional videos showing how UrbanCode Deploy is used to synchronize deployments for multi-component applications where the components span platforms such as Bluemix and the mainframe.
Instrumenting and installing iOS apps in Rational Test Workbench 8.6- This video shows the different methods to instrument and install iOS apps by using IBM Rational Test Workbench (RTW) 8.6. Native and hybrid iOS applications must be instrumented before you can use them to record or play back a test. The application can be instrumented for testing on an iOS device or an iOS Simulator. To instrument an application, you must have the Xcode project for the application under test (AUT) on a Macintosh computer.
There are new videos available covering licensing topics for Rational products. One of the videos covers how to change the port for the Rational License Key Server. Another covers how to install Rational License Key Server on UNIX and Linux in console mode. The other covers upgrading the Administration and Reporting Tool for Rational License Key Server to a new fix pack. All of these videos are available on the IBM Rational User Education YouTube channel. Thank you to support engineers Shijesh Velayudhan, Nikhil Bhat, and Sombir Yadav for creating the videos.
There are some new videos available for the Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) products. Two of the topics are the integration of the Data Collection Component into Rational Insight and in the installation of the V5.0 Jazz Reporting Service. There is another video that focuses on exporting and importing system definitions with enterprise edition of Rational Team Concert (RTC), a method you can use to provide system information to Rational Support. Thank you to support engineers Ben Silverman and Olivier Gauneau for creating the videos.
There are several videos available for Rational Performance Tester (RPT) that help you troubleshoot possible problems you might encounter with the application. These videos explain the problems, walk you through diagnosis, and demonstrates resolving the problem. Thank you to support engineer Roja Ayyagary for creating the videos, which are available on the IBM Rational Support YouTube channel.
Building Views with Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager v5- Building and Using "Views" in Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager without SPARQL programming language! In this video Technical Specialist Andy Lapping walks you through creating views using a drag-and-drop interface using "artifact elements" - reusable, parameterized queries, available out of the box. Note these must first be deployed before they can be used (see the Jazz.net article link at the top).
RapidApps Sprint 8: New and Noteworthy Features- In this video Dr. Gili Mendel takes you through some exciting new abilities of the RapidApps program. IBM RapidApps is an extension of the IBM Cloud Platform, codenamed Bluemix. By being a part of the Bluemix beta, you can develop and manage applications across many different services and runtimes through a single dashboard. With RapidApps, business developers can design applications for web browsers, tablets, or mobile devices through a graphical user interface. You never have to work with any code or scripts to create a professional application.