A basic-no-frills Linux Survival Guide

So you decide to take a stroll into the cool winds of the data center, only to find yourself surrounded...

Rational Development and Test boot process and helpful tips

Rational Development and Test (or RD&T for short), is a virtualized instance of a z/OS mainframe operating system running on...

Using the Problem Determination Tools Lookup View in RDz

This is a view that does not get mentioned enough in the training exercises we do, so we’re mentioning it...

Book Reviews on Continuous Integration & Delivery

Continuous Integration I’ve recently read a couple of great books on the agile discipline of continuous integration. For those not...

Refactoring COBOL with RDz

What is refactoring? Refactoring has long been a discipline of the agile development world. Wikipedia defines refactoring as: “A disciplined...

Mapping the CTRL key in the Host Connection Emulator of RDz

I get this question often. Yes, you can map your control (CTRL) key on your keyboard to a specific function...

Getting started with Rational Team Concert’s Enterprise Extensions for System z and i

Rational Team Concert (RTC) is gaining in popularity these days, and we are certainly seeing more and more of it...

Fun times: Software Archaeology with Rational Developer for System Z 8.5

They guys on the RDz product team have done an excellent job of getting new features into the product in...

Developing on the IBM i POWER7, time to change your IDE!

The traditional tool for development of applications on the IBM i is the SEU green screen interface. Many developers still...

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