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January 5, 2011 | Volume 10 Issue 1


TOP STORY: Practical RDPi: Navigating the Rational Product Sea
FEATURED ARTICLE: Drive Batch Jobs with Ease!
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Feature Article - Programming
Practical RDPi: Navigating the Rational Product Sea

With SEU having been sunsetted, you know you have to move to a Rational tool, but which one? This article provides the answers.

joe_plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

IBM has an undeniable history of creating some of the best software available for business application developers, but it hasn't always been easy for us to get it. The maturation of the Eclipse product as a software delivery platform and the corresponding growth of IBM's Installation Manager (IM) have been remarkable, but the growing pains were at times challenging and many of us green-screen types managed to get a bit lost in the shuffle. Most of us come from a background where at most we needed to make sure we included the development tools on our hardware configuration, and the varied and sometimes conflicting array of options in Rational can be overwhelming. This article will explain the state of the product line today and help you chart your way through the sea of choices that confront you with version 8 of the Rational tooling.


Feature Article - Programming
Drive Batch Jobs with Ease!

Use logical files in the command input stream.

junlei_liWritten by Junlei Li

Batch job commands, such as Submit Database Jobs (SBMDBJOB) and Start Database Reader (STRDBRDR), allow programmers to submit batch jobs to job queues so that CL commands stored in database files can be run in the submitted jobs sequentially. These batch job commands are friends of system administrators who want jobs done in batch and/or automatically.


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