Homo Sapiens are not the only intelligent ones.. IBM Rational Rhapsody seems to be enhancing its ‘thinking’ capabilities with the introduction of version 8.0.5.
Let us consider you are connecting two ‘actions’ in an Activity diagram with an ObjectFlow. Until the release of 8.0.5, performing the same erroneous step would result in the following error message:
Now in IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.0.5, it automatically understands the error and intention and corrects it by converting the link to a ControlFlow (which happens to be the Intended behaviour). Isn’t that smart?
Similarly, Until the previous release (Rational Rhapsody 8.0.4), you would get the following message when an ‘Action' is connected to an ‘Object Node’ through a ControlFlow:
Here again intelligence of Rational Rhapsody 8.0.5 can be observed, the ControlFlow automatically gets converted to an ObjectFlow when an ‘Action' is connected to an ‘Object Node’:
IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen is supported on Jazz platform helping you to collaborate with other Jazz platform tools like Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager in your environment.
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation provides additional features like:
Enhanced collaborative environment for requirements management in support of engineering practices and project collaboration for complex and embedded systems; interoperability between versions of IBM Rational DOORS.
Advanced web support for rich text formatting, diagrams and graphics for capturing and managing requirements.
Integrated requirements management tools to help drive better design, development and testing during the software engineering lifecycle.
Expanded planning and lifecycle capabilities with compliance to industry standards and regulations.
Rational DOORS Next Gen has assumed the place of Rational Requirements Management (RM) for the Jazz platform that adds a requirements definition and management application on top of that common platform.
Now let’s discuss the DOORS Next Gen licensing concept.
DOORS Next Gen is the name rendered to the DOORS installation based on Jazz platform where you can enrich your client from a DOORS Next Gen Analyst or a Requirements Composer Client Access license. The contemporary version of the DOORS thick client is available too; this is DOORS 9.5.
Notice the fact, as per the screenshot above, that DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer are based on Jazz platform activated by authorized or floating CALs (Client Access Licenses).
The Jazz admin can assign the licenses to the users by logging in to the License Management page which defines the level of access for each user.
Points to remember
DOORS 9.5 does not check out the license from the Jazz Team server; instead a license server is required to host the license and an environment variable TELELOGIC_LICENSE_FILE.
An IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen license is available at no extra cost to clients with active subscription and support for Rational DOORS.
Rational DOORS license holders are entitled to Jazz license keys for Rational DOORS Next Generation, with applicable renewals.
DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer are products derived out at different requirement management levels, however either one of the licenses will work for the other.
The same web-based Requirements Management capabilities are available to both Rational DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer users.
I hope you've got the info you are looking for, but you might still have some questions in mind. If so, I invite you to take a look at the FAQs section below and to check out the Rational Common Licensing Support Community for even more licensing support tips, tricks, how-tos and community delivered assistance.
Are there differences generating the licenses for DOORS 9.5 and DOORS Next Gen?
Both are absolutely the same. Generating the license for DOORS 9.5 via the License key center also generates the license for DOORS Next Gen Analyst (Jazz license).
Is there a role based licensing model for DOORS Next Gen on Jazz platform?
Yes. Refer to the screenshot below.
Can DOORS Web Access (DWA) 9.5 acquire a license of DOORS Next Gen?
DWA is the name for the client installed in the bundle with DOORS 9.5. Hence DWA still retains the way of checking out a license by defining an environment variable TELELOGIC_LICENSE_FILE. However DOORS Next Gen can be accessed as a web
I do not see a license that can be generated for DWA 9.5 on the license key center. How do I go about it?
DWA Edit or Review license generated with the DWA 1.5 with maintenance applied, greater than 14th Dec 2012, you can use DWA 9.5.
DWA 9.5 is launched and I do not have a license for DWA. How can this be explained?
DWA 9.5 can also be launched with a DOORS 9.5 license. If you have a DOORS license, it stands explained.
See you folks. Let’s get together with my next blog post.
IBM Rational Asset Analyzer: Introduction- IBM® Rational® Asset Analyzer provides in-depth insight into dependencies within and among mainframe and composite applications. This tool assists IT personnel with the maintenance, extension, and reuse of existing mainframe and web applications in modernization efforts.
Topics covered in this demo include: - Numbers, statistics, and metrics - Types of assets - Customer queries - User defined relationships - Program summaries and details - Eclipse and REST interfaces
Following are the top ten technotes our TSEs shared with you over April to help resolve your Focal Point, Change, and Quality Manager PMRs. Are you running into any of the same issues as well? If so, check out these technotes and let us know if they helped solve your issues too!
Rational Change Top 10
4031500 Rational Change Fix Pack 6 (18.104.22.168) for 5.2
1324472 Configuring Change to use the hostname instead of the IP address
Today we are delighted to spotlight Wendy Toh. Wendy is RCS's new Vice President responsible for managing the worldwide client support organization for the Rational division in Software group. Born in Malaysia, Wendy moved to the United States in the early 1980s, graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, and subsequently started her career with IBM. She has some serious and long work days in her role as VP, but gets through them all successfully by following her personal mottos, as you'll find out below:
Tell us a little about yourself: who are you, what is your role in Rational Client Support? I joined in January 2010 as the Vice President of RCS. I am excited about this new role and looking forward to meeting the team and working on making 2010 very successful.
How long have you been working for IBM and Rational? I've been working at IBM since 1989 and in Rational since 2006.
Have you had any other roles in Rational? Yes. I've been the development director for the Enterprise Modernization Tools & Compilers (EM&C) team as well as the Enterprise Architecture and Analysis Design Construction (EA/ADC) teams. I've also been an executive sponsor for the Rational China Development Lab working with Charles Yan. Finally, I'm the executive sponsor for both of the Research Triangle Park Asian and Women's Diversity Network Groups.
Describe a normal day for you. I arrive between 7:30AM and 8AM and catch up on emails. Typically I have 7-8 hours of meetings scheduled each day. I prefer to leave the office around 6PM to go workout or take a break. I am usually online in the evenings 2-3 days a week to catch up on email. Like many of you, I also take late calls from home. Finally - I travel quite a bit - probably about 50% of my time - to visit our clients. I plan on getting to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Sydney in April, followed by a visit to Bangalore, Stockholm, and Amsterdam in May, before I head to Orlando for Innovate 2010! This doesn't include short trips that arise suddenly due to critical situations.
What type of gadgets do you use? Blackberry Tour, Kindle, iPod, MacBook
What gadget, which you currently own, can you not live without? My Blackberry Tour cellphone
What is your favorite part of working for Rational Client Support? The people!! Even when it's stressful most folks keep their sense of humor! I also like the fact that we can make a positive impact on our clients in helping them get productive!
What are you passionate about? Enabling people to reach their full potential while maximizing their contributions to IBM and IBM customers.
How do you define success? Being joyful and happy in all aspects of my life. While I do put a lot of time and energy towards my job, it's my family and friends that keep me grounded. I also believe we must succeed by living and working by a consistent set of core values that reflect our personal beliefs and ethics.
Any other fun tidbits of information about you, your job, or RCS that you'd like to share? I enjoy sports and music very much. I'm a big Florida Gators fan (that's an American college football (not soccer) team for those of you who live outside North America :-). Some artists on my iPod playlist: Pink Martini, Dwight Yoakam, Trisha Yearwood, George Strait, ABBA, Chris Isaak, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Dwight Yoakam, Reba McEntire, Frank Sinatra, The Mavericks.
Here are the mottos I live by:
1. Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug 2. Fake it 'til you make it 3. Work is what I do in between vacations
What have you planned for your next vacation(s)? Weekend getaway in New Orleans at the end of March, then a 12-night Mediterranean cruise in the summer...woo hoo!