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Rational Developer Network Newsletter
User (MMcNaughton@STSSystems.com.nospam) posted:
I'm forwarding this as i wonder how many persons even know RDN exists, I
certainly was not made aware by anyone working here. You'll need your
account number to login (you can find this in your rational_perm.dat file),
if your company is paying for a maintenance agreement it's available.
PS. Sorry for the format apparently we can no longer send html messages to
this list. RDN's website is www.rational.net
From: RDNNews [RDNNews@rational.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2002 4:22 PM
Subject: Rational Developer Network (sm) Newsletter
Rational Developer Network (sm) Newsletter
June 14, 2002
You are receiving this newsletter because you opted to receive news and
information about the Rational Developer Network when you registered for the
Rational Developer Network. To review or change your selections, visit the
profile section of the Rational Developer Network.
Using the Rational Developer Network
Introduction to the Rational Developer Network
The Rational Developer Network is a Web site available to all customers with
an active Maintenance agreement. The Rational Developer Network delivers
technical articles about Rational tools and processes, web-based training
for Rational tools, and discussions exclusively for the worldwide community
of development professionals who use Rational tools and best practices.
Technical articles are written by Rational staff, expert partners, and
users. Many articles have downloadable examples to help you get the most
value out of the tools and processes.
Register Everyone www.rational.net/register
Help make sure everyone in your company is registered for the Rational
Developer Network. If you have a valid Maintenance agreement, everyone using
Rational tools should be registered for the Rational Developer Network to
get the most out of the tools and processes. Spread the word and help get
the most value out of your investment in Rational. And hey, it's free!
Free Web-Based Training
Rational University Web-based training courses are a great way to get up to
speed on a new Rational tool or methodology anytime and anywhere, all from
the convenience of your Internet connection. To help you along, we are
offering two free Rational XDE courses through August 13. Check the Course
Catalog for a listing of all the Web-based courses available.
Feature: Rational Unified Process (RUP)
RUP Configuration for Microsoft .NET Developers
This straightforward, lightweight process configuration of the Rational
Unified Process (RUP) is specifically customized to address the needs of the
.NET developer. This configuration, compatible with the latest Release 2
version of Rational XDE, provides guidance on the essential requirements,
software architecture, detailed design, and implementation activities,
supplementing the process guidance provided in RUP with .NET-specific
RUP Configuration for Java(tm) Developers
This RUP configuration is a straightforward, lightweight process
configuration of the Rational Unified Process, specifically customized to
address the needs of the J2EE developer. This configuration, compatible with
the latest Release 2 version of Rational XDE, provides guidance on the
essential requirements, software architecture, detailed design, and
implementation activities, supplementing the process guidance provided in
RUP with J2EE-specific information.
Installing RUP Plug-Ins Demo
See how to find Plug-Ins, download them to your system, add them to your RUP
repository, and publish a RUP Web site with the Plug-In contents using the
RUP Builder tool. This information is for anyone who is using RUP v2002 and
wants to take advantage of the powerful configuration features provided by
the RUP Plug-In technology.
New This Week
A Quick Tour Through RUP v2002 Test Discipline Viewlet
Want to take a look at the new features of the revised Test discipline in
RUP version 2002? If so, check out this demo. When you're finished, you'll
understand the new features, be able to explore the Test discipline, and
determine which testing practices might be useful for your own projects.
Requirements Management Practices for Developers
The goal of this paper is to illustrate the important requirements
management (RM) role developers play on successful software project teams.
Additionally, the paper will provide RM implementation tips that developers
can apply to make their teams more successful in delivering the right
solution to their customers.
A Case Study of Using IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer with
Rational ClearCase LT
This case study shows a typical scenario for developing Java applications
using WebSphere Studio Application Developer with the ClearCase LT plug-in.
See how team development is structured by using the ClearCase Unified Change
Management (UCM) tools.
The Role of Product Management in a Software Products Company
Former Rational executive Dean Leffingwell shows how project managers can
deliver a whole product solution that meets the user's needs, the needs of
other non-user stakeholders, and the customer's commercial requirements in
an article that originally appeared in the Rational Edge.
ClearQuest Hooks Index
This index lists and categorizes all the ClearQuest hooks available on the
Rational Developer Network. (Updated May 31)
Trigger Happy: Overcoming Entropy in Software Engineering
In ClearCase, triggers are what allow for customization and automation of
software development processes ... and for overcoming entropy.
Modeling Software with Rational XDE and Visual C#: An Introduction to Class
This article explores the basics of modeling simple C# classes. After taking
a look at why the Unified Modeling Language and modeling are important, it
walks through a simple example of how to model and code with Rational XDE
and Visual Studio .NET.
Generating Unit Tests in Rational XDE Professional v2002: Java Platform
This article describes a pattern you can use in Rational XDE to generate
test scripts for components and classes from a Java code model. The test
scripts can be edited and executed from WebSphere Studio Application
Developer or Rational TestManager.
ClearCase VOB Database Troubleshooting
Problems with your VOB? This paper, aimed at advanced ClearCase users,
provides practical advice on determining the root cause of common VOB
Rational.com "Free Your Mind" Contest
Free your mind from the persistent problems of software development by
entering the Rational "Free Your Mind" contest. This contest will help you
learn more about the right tools and the right software development approach
that can transform development confusion into order and clarity.
Questions for the Rational User Conference Process Panel
"How Light Does My Process Need to Be," a panel discussion featuring Craig
Larman, Robert Martin, Gary Evans, Grady Booch, and Gary Pollice, will be
held at this year's Rational User Conference. If you have a question
regarding lightweight process, you can submit a question in advance.
Testing Guru Cem Kaner to Teach at Rational User Conference 2002
Find out about the course being taught by the well-known author of "Lessons
Learned in Software Testing." The course will be interesting not only to
software testers, but those that manage a test team directly, or manage
other aspects of a software project that interact with a test team.
Registration Now Open for the 2002 Rational User Conference
"Freedom to Create" is the theme of this year's Rational User Conference,
and once again it'll be a celebration of the ingenuity, craftsmanship, and
resourcefulness of the software deelopment professional. Whether you're an
analyst, system architect, code warrior, test professional, or manager, you
won't want to miss this event.
RUC 2001 Conference Proceedings and Presentations Available Online
Conference proceedings from last year's Rational User Conference are now
available to Rational customers. If you were unable to attend, of if you did
attend but would like to revisit some of your favorite sessions, here's your
chance to do so.
Re: Rational Developer Network Newsletter
I was disappointed to see that the word "Robot" appears nowhere in the newsletter. Robot information also seems pretty light on the RDN site, but (slowly)getting better.