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  • Forum post: RTC versus Jira/SVN/CruiseControl

    In the jazz.net forums Roman Smirak posted the contents of a blog entry he wrote for his company. In the posting Roman provides his personal views and opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of using Rational Team Concert, and he relates this to...
  • A Virtual Tour of JazzHub in February: Facelift, Features, and Fabulousness!

    The JazzHub team has been furiously working the past several months to give JazzHub a facelift (check out our new home page!), deliver exciting new features (you can now dabble in the world of DevOps!), and add extra fabulousness (yes, we consider “fabulousness”...
  • Jazz.net gets a makeover

    You may have noticed that Jazz.net has had a little bit of a makeover that we’re pretty excited about. Here are some highlights: All new Forum with a Q&A model, voting on answers, flexible tagging, badges, and user reputation. Check it out...
  • View downstream change propagation over time using Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager

    In part one of this series we introduced the concept of practical examples to utilizing Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM) technology and our products, and provided the first example. For part two of this series, we will follow up and explore...
  • Announcing the Rational Connector for SAP Solution Manager 4.0.0

    We are pleased to announce that the Rational Connector for SAP Solution Manager 4.0.0 is now available as a free download on jazz.net . With this solution, businesses can now integrate between the ALM features of SAP Solution Manager and the Rational...
  • We’ve hit a major DevOps milestone!

    I am very excited to announce that IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery (SCD) v2.0 is available today! SCD v2.0 marks a major milestone on our DevOps journey. Our existing Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) tools provide a top-notch agile development...
  • How Linked Lifecycle Data can transform your Systems Engineering Environment (Part 2)

    This is part 2 of a 3-part series of blog posts about Linked Lifecycle Data (read part 1). What is Linked Lifecycle Data? Linked Lifecycle Data is simply the application of Linked Data principles to data created and maintained during the lifecycle of...
  • Announcing Tech Previews for HP ALM, Git, and JIRA Integration Adapters

    Many of you have shared the challenges you face working in a diverse environment consisting of tools from numerous vendors.  In particular, we are aware of the need for reliable integrations between our Rational products and other tools. Over the past...
  • Heatmaps for Defect Analysis

    We test a lot.  The primary reason for this is because we have so much to test.  As you can imagine, a product as large as our Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution – with many millions of lines of code – requires a gargantuan...
  • Running slow? Get a health check

    Have you ever noticed sluggishness with a CLM web page and wondered whether you are hitting some product issues, or just having a bumpy connection with the server?  Or while you were waiting for your content to show up in the browser, have you ever wondered...
  • Jazz Plan Jam results are in!

    The results are in and the team has crunched through the data. In my previous post titled, Now that’s how we jam, I gave a breakdown the roles, ideas and votes cast. In this blog, I’ll focus on the popular content items, by vote. With over...
  • The Jazz Plan Jam is ‘jammin’

    Hey all of you “jazzers.” The first ever Jazz Plan Jam is well underway.  We kicked off the Jam yesterday and the feedback is starting to roll in! The Jam ends on June 6 so be sure to jump in on the action! As of Wednesday evening, we have...
  • Introducing the Rational Team Concert Shell integration for Windows Explorer

    The recent milestone of Rational Team Concert 4.0 M7 includes a brand new integration and tool: the Rational Team Concert Shell for Microsoft Windows Explorer. With the RTC Shell integration, you can now source control files and folders from within Windows...
  • Thinking (and obsessing) about software performance

    “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” –Mark Twain. When we interact with software, we require it does what we want it to and that it responds to our wishes quickly. The domain of software performance...
  • Rational Team Concert introduces support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

    We’re excited to share some big news! Starting with the Rational Team Concert 4.0.1 M4 milestone, Rational Team Concert works with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. Over the last couple of months especially, we’ve put in a lot of testing  to make...
  • Explore and create a Manual Test Script with RQM 4.0(Beta)

    The recent milestone of Rational Quality Manager 4.0 RC0(Beta) includes a new integration with Rational Functional Tester 8.2.2 Beta for the Assisted Manual Testing feature. Using this integration allows you to record user gestures in your application...
  • Introducing the Rational Reporting Data Dictionaries: Demystifying the Rational data warehouse

    The Rational Reporting team is pleased to announce that the first phase of our new reporting data dictionaries is now available on jazz.net.  Through a collaborative effort between Rational and our clients, you’ve helped us to understand the challenges...
  • Innovate 2012 is just around the corner

    I have a hand in various parts of the jazz.net community site, but we’re coming up on one of my annual favorites: talking about and promoting the IBM Rational Software Conference – Innovate 2012! Why you should go to Innovate 2012 The view...
  • CLM 4.0.2 is here!

    This release marks the first release in a new quarterly release rhythm for CLM. Some of you might be thinking “Does this mean I need to upgrade every quarter?!” The answer is “No, we don’t expect you to do that.” We understand...
  • Designing Graphs and Tables (part 2)

    This is the second part of a series of blog posts describing what the coauthors have learned about the visual display of quantitative information as it relates to the design of graphs and tables (continued from part 1). How to determine which type of...
  • CLM 2012 Part 2 – Rational Team Concert: Task tracking, agile planning, source control

    While shopping around recently for a more fuel efficient car, I noticed that most of the new features being touted in cars today are software innovations rather than mechanical ones: “infotainment” systems with Bluetooth connectivity, integrated...
  • CLM 2012 Part 5 – Navigating a More Unified CLM Web

    Every release we have the opportunity, and responsibility, to make progress on unifying the Web user interface across integrated Jazz applications. Unifying the UI — or more completely, the user experience — continues to be an important area...
  • CLM 2012 is here! Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer 4.0 now available

    Sound the trumpets, ring the bells, wake the children, and shut the front door!  The day you have all been waiting for is here and we are certain you will agree, it was well worth the wait. We are very pleased and proud to announce the general availability...
  • Wake up to Jazz – Skoo-bi-doobop-bop-bop-bada!

    Ok…admit it…we’ve all done it.  While soaping up your hair in the shower, you break into an off-key rendition of that ballad you loved in high school….the one that told your boyfriend or girlfriend just how you felt about him or her.  Maybe later you...
  • Bug Fixing for Charity

    This past weekend the Rational Team Concert and Jazz Foundation teams got together for some serious bug knockdown on the 4.0 stream. To make things a little more interesting, the RTC and JF leadership team – myself, Adrian Cho, Kai-Uwe Maetzel,...