The Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) community is working to standardize the way that lifecycle tools can share data (for example, requirements, defects, test cases, plans, or code) with one another. Linked data concepts are the foundation of OSLC.
As a developer on Rational Quality Manager, I had a chance to see how OSLC provided the glue to enable all of the great Jazz integrations in the Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution. When I had the opportunity to participate in an open source project that has a goal of enabling faster and easier OSLC integrations, I was very interested in the possibilities.
The focus of the Eclipse Lyo project is to provide an SDK for OSLC for enabling lifecycle tool integrations. The Lyo project content includes reference implementations, test suites, and libraries (including samples and examples).
I’ll be at the EclipseCon ALM Connect event March 26th – 29th talking about the ways OSLC and Lyo are helping organizations to re-think their integrations by providing tools, tips, techniques, and examples to get started quickly with OSLC. We’ll also cover the information a developer needs to contribute to the Lyo project. The project welcomes anyone interested in using or developing tools for OSLC.
Be sure to stop by my session on Wednesday March 28th at 5:00 PM titled “All About Eclipse Lyo – re-thinking tool integrations”.
You can find more information about the other IBM and Jazz sessions at EclipseCon on our Jazz at EclipseCon 2012 event page.