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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…

Systemd Unit file for Rational CLM and Team Concert

March 8th, 2018 Kenny Smith Linux is a very popular platform to run the IBM CLM tools on (i.e. Quality Manger, Team Concert, DOORs NG, etc). However, out of the box, there is not a built in autostart feature for the platform. Naturally, you want this to autostart in a production environment. Here is a handy systemd unit file. First,…

FAQs for Runnnng Rational Team Concert on DB2 for z/OS Database

February 6th, 2018 Kenny Smith Strongback works with many large mainframe customers, in the financial services, government, insurance, and manufacturing sectors. We've been involved in quite a few migrations from various SCM systems to Rational Team Concert. Most of these customers choose to run Team Concert with a DB2 backend running on z/OS (DB2z). As such, we often run into the…

Powershell script to create folders based on week ending date

January 29th, 2018 Kenny Smith We are frequently on projects subcontracted by IBM. As such, we have to submit our time and expenses for each week which ends on Friday's in IBM's time tracking system. Sometimes we have multiple projects going on at the same time and every Friday afternoon (or Sunday evening depending upon travel and general motivation), I…

Sharing and exporting IBM Developer for z Systems settings and preferences

January 8th, 2018 Kenny Smith IDz, being based on Eclipse, shares much of the same capabilities to share, export, and import user preferences. There are several ways to share user based data, and in this post, we cover the most common options that can or should be shared among multiple developers using IDz. We recommend using a Wiki (or Connections,…

Why you need to front end your CLM servers with an HTTP Server

December 7th, 2017 Kenny Smith Don't run your CLM Servers without an HTTP Server All too often I run into organizations who have started with IBM Rational Team Concert and some other consultant has setup their servers without an HTTP server. Invariably they run into the same issues over and over again. Its a simple step to setup this up.…

What do I need to install on my z/OS for IDz and RTC to work?

September 27th, 2017 Kenny Smith We were asked by a customer on what components need to be installed on their z/OS LPAR for their deployment IBM Developer for z Systems (IDz). They are also integrating with Rational Team Concert, which as a result, has some additional z/OS pieces to be installed. These are all SMP/e based installs. I get this…

Keep your IBM WebSphere and Rational products updated with this easy command line

August 29th, 2017 Kenny Smith Need to keep your IBM IDE's updated consistently? You can easily do this through automating the IBM Installation Manger's command line interface.  You can put this into a Window's task Update All via Command Line This is stupid simple to do. First, make sure you have all instances of the IBM or Rational IDE products…