Category Archives: System z

RTC V4.0 Enterprise Extensions Build Administration Workshop available on jazz.net!

My colleague, Jorge Díaz, and I have been hard at work the last several months preparing a workshop for System z build administrators to learn the concepts and steps involved in migrating and maintaining source control and build infrastructure using … Continue reading

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More RTC EE videos available on jazz.net

Back in August, I shared some New RTC EE 3.0.1 videos available on jazz.net. Since then, several additional videos have been published: Rational Team Concert: Enterprise Extensions dependency build overview Rational Team Concert: Enterprise Extensions 4.0 dependency build enhancements Rational Team … Continue reading

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Delivering your dependency build outputs back to the stream

Several months back I started on an effort to create an Ant task that would deliver outputs of a dependency build back into the SCM. I did a couple quick tests to make sure that the underlying support was there … Continue reading

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Pre-processing your promotion build

Suppose you want to run some checks on the build outputs you are going to promote, for example to ensure they were not compiled with the debug option on. You’ve written a custom REXX script that parses the generated promotionInfo.xml … Continue reading

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Migrating your mainframe application to Rational Team Concert for SCM and build

Your organization has successfully been using RTC for work items and planning, and you’re now ready to move your source control and build as well to take advantage of the full capabilities available to you and reap the benefits of … Continue reading

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A simple build chaining example

Imagine the case where your mainframe application is not purely COBOL, but also leverages Java, web services, etc. In this scenario, you will not be able to build with dependency build alone. What can you do to coordinate the build … Continue reading

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New RTC EE 3.0.1 videos available on jazz.net

The RTC EE development team has just completed some fantastic 3.0.1 videos that are now available on jazz.net. They are: Using the Enterprise Extensions component promotion feature Using Enterprise Extensions work item promotion feature Part 1 Using Enterprise Extensions work … Continue reading

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What’s new (and old) with RTC-RDz integration

I was playing with Rational Developer for System z (RDz) today and thought this might be a good time to give you a brief overview of the integration between RTC and RDz, tell you about a new feature offered with … Continue reading

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Promotion vs Deployment

More and more lately it seems the topic of promotion versus deployment keeps coming up. What are the differences, and when should I use one versus the other. This is not an entirely straightforward discussion, but we’ll do our best … Continue reading

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zOS Development with Rational Team Concert V4.0!

It’s been a great week here at Innovate 2012! The week started out with the announcement of the CLM 2012 release, including Rational Team Concert V4.0. I’ll be blogging in the coming weeks about some of the cool new stuff … Continue reading

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