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How to poison a blockchain, and how to prevent it.

February 7th, 2019 Kenny Smith This week, the Gizmodo reported that child porn images were uploadedto the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) core ledger through the payment processing app Money Button. https://gizmodo.com/someone-uploaded-child-pornography-to-a-blockchain-ledg-1832398480 Blockchain is the underlying technology behind Bitcoin, but can be used for far more than just currency trading. The Hyperledger project is an open source project sponsored by several…

Setting up auto start and stop for IBM CLM tools on Windows

January 14th, 2019 Kenny Smith We've blogged before about starting the CLM components on Linux/Unix. Now let's talk about staring it (and stopping it) on Windows platforms. The vast majority of the servers we deploy to are Linux. It's just plain easy to install and configure everything via command line (certainly after many years of experience). However, Windows is (are?)…

Using Filter Pools in IBM Developer for z Systems (IDz)

December 12th, 2018 Kenny Smith What are Filters? Filters are used to display groups or subsets of data sets in the MVS subsystem. Filters can be setup to show all or a portion of datasets within a high level qualifier. They can also be configured to have multiple filter strings such that they can display datasets or portions of datasets…

Saving code to an HTML file in IBM Developer for z or IBM i

October 22nd, 2018 Kenny Smith During some courseware authoring I discovered a poorly known (but sufficiently documented) feature in Rational Developer for IBM i (and also available in IBM Developer for System z).  Both tools use the LPEX editor as the default editor for source (although IDz has dedicated editors for COBOL, JCL, PL/I, and C/C++).  The LPEX editor has…

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…

Understanding IBM’s new Dependency Based Build vs. IBM Team Concert Enterprise Extensions

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…