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7 Reasons why your Mainframe needs a modern source code management system

September 26th, 2018 Kenny Smith Break down the silos Mainframe development does not and should not be that much different from distributed development. There is a strong desire to modernize the development and operations of mainframe systems (zDevOps), to increase business agility, improve customer satisfaction, accelerate business value delivery, and to improve developer job satisfaction. One of the areas to…

Requirements management using RDNG

August 23rd, 2018 Alex Akilov In addition to the Rational Team Concert (RTC) product, which is part of IBM’s CLM solution, which we covered quite extensively in our previous blog posts, CLM includes other products such as Rational DOORS Next Generation (RDNG), whose typical user is an Analyst, and a Quality Management product named RQM, whose typical user is a…

IBM’s new Dependency Based Build vs. IBM RTC EE

August 22nd, 2018 Alex Akilov IBM's Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution provides a comprehensive toolset to support the software delivery lifecycle for IT shops.  One of the products it includes is Rational Team Concert (RTC) which supports the collaborative development of software across multiple platforms.  RTC's primary focus is on the software development team and it provides support for tracking…

Automating RTC Source Promotions from Urbancode Deploy

August 3rd, 2018 Kenny Smith In a recent project for a z/OS customer, we had to create some custom scripts to kick off a Rational Team Concert Promotion definition. This is a special type of build definition found in the RTC Enterprise Extensions, and is used for promoting change sets from one stream to another, by their attachments to work…

Updating the SSL/TSL Security Certificates for WebSphere Liberty Under IBM CLM Tools

July 2nd, 2018 Kenny Smith Why you should change the default certificates? If you are a user of IBM Rational Team Concert, DOORs Next Generation, Quality Manager, Design Manger, or Engineering Lifecycle Manager, you likely have seen the issue with the browser stating "Your connection is not private", and red error showing in the browser URL as 'Not Secure'. If…

How to Fix the Mysterious Global Configuration Management Error in jts.log or ccm.log

June 12th, 2018 Kenny Smith I recently ran across an issue, one that was low priority, but nagging like a gnat on a hot summer day. I kept seeing these entries in the log files: ERROR ervice.internal.GlobalConfigurationCacheUpdateTask - [operationId=976] com.ibm.team.jfs.app.http.HttpServiceUnavailableException: Unable to discover the GC service, which might indicate that Global Configuration Management is not set up in JTS. Please…

Securing SSL communication between Rational Team Concert and Urbancode Deploy

June 4th, 2018 Kenny Smith The Business Scenario We recently had a challenge where a customer needed full end-to-end SSL/TLS encryption for communcation between IBM Team Concert, and Urbancode Deploy. They are a z/OS Mainframe customer implementing these tools for continuous Integration / continuous deployment operations.  Team Concert in this case, handles dependency build (compilation) of z/OS source code (COBOL,…

11 Team Concert Behaviors You Should Use for Enterprise Extension (z/OS) Projects

May 2nd, 2018 Kenny Smith We have worked with several customers in the past few years, and have come to a general consensus on the minimum operation behaviors that should be enabled in your Team Concert project. These that we have listed are in additional to any you may already have (rather than a replacement of them). These also do…

Adding Compiler Feedback Information to Team Concert z/OS Dependency Builds

April 26th, 2018 Kenny Smith In Rational Team Concert's build functionality, there is capability to show the build compilation report. This is available by a simple checkbox for Java type builds, but in z/OS dependency builds, it requires some additional configuration to get it working property. A compilaton report can show errors and warnings that occured durring the compile. It…