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What are the current IBM/Rational offerings?

I've used Ratiional ClearCase and ClearQuest in the past, but it's been a long time - at least seven years since I used CQ, and probably a decade since I used CC. On a project where we used both, I had them integrated. (I used them enough to refer to them collectively as "ClearWaste".)

I'm currently tasked with evaluating various CM-related suites for where I'm working now, and I'm finding it very confusing to determine just what IBM is currently offering.

I see ClearCase and ClearQuest are still sold. Are they actively supported?

As far as I can tell, DOORS and DOORSNg have replaced RequisitePro.

I see there's Jazz and Team Concert -- what's the difference between the two?

Does Team Concert use the other tools like ClearCase, ClearQuest, and DOORS? Does it replace them?

And finally, do the IBM tools still have a very cost compared to tools like the Atlassian Suite and Microsoft TFS?

Arthur Adams
Cloud with tools graphic Fixing a Broken Deployment Process

When you have hundreds of applications performing various functions across several environments, it's tough to push all the code when it needs to be. Here are some steps to help your own team develop the internal tooling it requires to deploy thousands of applications if needed, all in a reliable, efficient manner.

Colleen Stock
Service virtualization Overcome Test Automation Plateaus with Service Virtualization

With complex enterprise test automation systems, at least some of the many required dependencies are commonly incomplete, unavailable, or operating incorrectly at the time of test execution. The result is timeouts, incomplete tests, false positives, and inaccurate results. Service virtualization can help you overcome this plateau and increase test automation rates.

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The core idea of DevOps is the various roles working together to create a stable software system. People can hear that, or read about it, or even observe it, but often, the best way for a team new to DevOps to understand it is to just do it. When you're starting out, that can lead to failures on a real system, so a simulation is a good idea. Try playing a game to introduce your team to DevOps.

Matthew Heusser
Data—binary code The Value of Making Your Data Sources Reusable across Test Automation Tools

Many automation tools have a mechanism for storing data used in their test scripts. Typically, the specifics of this mechanism is different across tools, making it difficult to use this data outside the tool itself. Using an external, reusable data source allows organizations to avoid the cost of migrating or duplicating existing data, thereby future-proofing their frameworks.

Paul Grizzaffi
What steps must the CM Manager perform to properly complete a CM project?

What steps must the CM Manager perform to properly complete a CM project?

Adrian Kern
Remove mercurial subrepos and move it to main repository. Please suggest the good way to perform the same?

Am working in a old project which has many hg subrepos which seems to be problematic. Am planning to remove subrepos and move to main repository. Is there any better approach to do the same or any tools? Also want to maintain the same metadata and not interested to add all subrepo as single commit to main repository.

Sithik Settu Mohamed
Automation of IT operations from cloud

Hello,

I have a number of Linux shell scripts for automation of particular operations. For example: merging SVN revisions from one branch to other, update statuses of JIRA tickets, make an Oracle eBS build from sources stored in SVN or git etc. 

I'm trying to use these automation scripts for different infrastuctures and customers. But I cannot share the script code for mentioned customers. Is it possible to put automation shell scripts in cloud and call these scripts from different infrastuctures? Are some available technical solutions how to call Linux shell scripts from cloud?

For example in cloud I could have shell function svn_merge() with parameters. But this script could be called from different infras with different parameters like "svn_merge <parameters>".

I will be happy to see any suggestions, any links to any free or commercial solutions.

 

Thanks in advance!

Arturs

 

Arturs Bartusevics
Does anyone know of any good reference material on establishing a good Baseline

I am looking to established a good CM Baseline, and I need some reference material that walks me through successfully establishing and maintaining a good CM Baseline

Gerald Evans
How to manually change an object version status from "Rejected" to "Released" in CM/Synergy

Hello Support,

Can you please tell me if there is a CLI way to manually change the attribute "status" from rejected to released state for an object within CM/SYnergy?

I tried to delete "status" attribute. It doesn't even allow me to delete.

I am ccm_admin role.

If I do "ccm attr -s status object_full_name" it does show me a rejected. I need to change it to "released".

I know base model doesn't allow.

But i need to override for some objects with ccm_admin privilege.

Thank you.

 

 

Pashan None

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