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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”...
  • 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...
  • New video series! Intro to creating a Java app using IBM Bluemix and DevOps Services

    Previously, I brought you a video series on how to rapidly build a Node.js app using IBM Bluemix and DevOps Services. If you’re more of a Java person who loves using Eclipse, I think you’ll really enjoy my new video series! In this series...
  • A Video Tour of IBM DevOps Services in April: Authentication, Advanced Auto-deployment, & Awesomeness

    In February, I brought you a virtual tour of JazzHub where I showed off JazzHub’s facelift, features, and fabulousness.  This month, I thought I’d bring you a video tour of IBM DevOps Services’ new authentication, advanced auto-deployment...
  • JazzHub is now IBM DevOps Services!

    JazzHub has a new name! The JazzHub of today began its life as an experimental development collaboration hub for academia and researchers, based on IBM’s Jazz technology. We learned a lot from that experience and since then we have re-implemented JazzHub...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • DevOps Culture – Enabling continuous improvement with IBM’s DevOps Maturity Model and Rational Team Concert

    In my last post about retrospectives I discussed the way we have been tracking pain points and associated improvement actions to address those pain points. In this post I want to discuss how we’ve taken this even further by using Rational Team Concert...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New video series! Rapidly build a Node.js App using IBM Bluemix & DevOps Services

    Have you heard the buzz about IBM Bluemix or IBM DevOps Services and been a little skeptical about how quickly and easily you can create and deploy apps? Stop the skepticism and watch my new video series where I show you how to go from zero to deployed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Where to find IBM DevOps Services (JazzHub) and BlueMix at Innovate

    The DevOps Services team will be all over the place at Innovate! With a bunch of great sessions and interactive experiences planned, there are lots of ways you can learn about IBM DevOps Services (IDS) and BlueMix, meet our team, and try out our tools...
  • 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...
  • DevOps Culture – Thriving at the edge of chaos

    In my previous post on building robust teams, I mentioned the need to have some people in a team with an appetite for risk and some who are risk-averse. Some people take risks because they are too inexperienced to know better but some experienced people...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What’s the difference between Ignore, Undo, Deliver, Suspend, Discard, and Reverse

    “I have edited the files you wanted me to look at”, I told a team member over coffee. “I will check them in once I finish this cup.” So, after I was back, I opened the pending changes view in the Rational Team Concert Shell control...