Tamir Gefen on ALM

Archive for November 2008

Versions 7.1 have been released two days ago. Both products seem to have new major features:

ClearCase:

  • ClearCase MultiSite Global Monitor – monitoring vital server processes
  • New features of CCRC (ClearCase Remote Client)
  • A new Java API suitable for infrastructure support or third-party development

ClearQuest:

  • New command line interface (CLI)
  • New features of ClearQuest designer
  • Out-of-the-box ALM schema

I will try out these versions soon and write my thoughts here.

I also hope that the new Java API does not throw the old CAL for .NET away (IBMers – if you know anything about it, please let me know)

More information is available: ClearCase ClearQuest

28 Nov Update: Michael Manning, ClearCase Product Manager, told me the following: “You can still use all the interfaces we’ve used till now but in the future we’ll only be updating and supporting the CM API.

CompBL is a freeware utility which enables you to easily compare two ClearCase UCM baselines.

Updates of v1.1.1 are:

  • Updating the utility is much easier
  • A few minor bugs are fixed due to comments by users.

Take it from here, or just view all key features here .

I’m just doing a little poll for one of my new add-on for ClearCase.I would like to know how many “in production” (real) VOBs do you have in your organization.

I would appreciate your honest answer.

Thanks!

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I’ve been introduced to a brand new utility which helps Java developers on Eclipse, and I think it may interest you.

nWire is an Eclipse plug-in for software engineers which presents an innovative approach to code exploration. The concept is to create a repository which holds all possible components (like classes, methods) and associations (like extensions, invocations), and provide easy tools for browsing, searching and visualizing that repository. The initial version supports Java static code analysis and I plan to expand it to popular frameworks (like Spring) and other programming languages.  Learn more…

Since CompBL can compare ClearCase UCM baselines on UNIX and Linux just in case you have Windows-UNIX or Windows-Linux cross-platform environments, I would like to know if you’d like to compare baselines if your environments are pure UNIX or Linux.

I would appreciate your honest answer.

Thanks!

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