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Software Development & Release Management

Creating a CI System

...Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 2) As I noted in Optimal Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 1), there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration.  In Part 1, we looked at the first three. For Part 2, we pick up where...

Optimal Continuous Integration Practices (Part 1)

Continuous Integration (CI) is a critical piece of any company’s software development practices, and usually the first effort on the road to DevOps. Within optimal continuous integration practices, engineers submit and test new developments against the main body of...
Using Unix and Windows Groups with ClearCase

Using Unix and Windows Groups with ClearCase

In this week’s blog entry, we want to have a look at how Unix and Windows groups work together in a mixed Unix/Windows environment. This topic can sometimes be a bit confusing, and here we hope to contribute to clarifying the subject. Many companies and development...

One-click Installer for PADS Flow 9.3 and Update1

One-click Installer for PADS Flow 9.3 and Update1

Everyone loves a one-click installer, but setting this up can be a headache, especially when a company changes the way this is done. You can setup your installation script to install both PADS9.3 and PADS9.3_update1 with a double-click of the mouse! Here are the first...

Installing and Configuring Rational 8.1.1 RLKS and LKAD

Installing and Configuring Rational 8.1.1 RLKS and LKAD

This week’s posting deals with Rational licensing on the Windows platform. We are going to have a look at setting up a Windows Rational license server and how to configure it. It also turns out that with the arrival of Rational 7.1.2, a new version of the license...

Creating IBM Rational 7.0.x Patch Install Areas

Creating IBM Rational 7.0.x Patch Install Areas

This week we take up the topic of creating IBM Rational patch install areas for pre-7.1 versions. As we have discussed in previous weeks, there are a number of tools in Rational 7.1 and beyond that introduce much automation into patch management. However, there are...

Creating a low cost, high performance ESX cluster

Creating a low cost, high performance ESX cluster

As Senior Systems Integrator for SPK and Associates, a California based IT services company specializing in infrastructure management services, I recently completed an interesting project.  The goal was to create an ESX cluster for a small engineering group...

Using Rational Response Files to Install ClearCase and ClearQuest

Using Rational Response Files to Install ClearCase and ClearQuest

This week we continue on the topic of installing using IBM Installation Manager.  But with a bit of a difference.  Instead of bringing up the IM install GUI and using it to conduct the installation, we will take a step toward greater installation automation and create...