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2012 April

Six Jazz Founders receive ACM Award for work on Eclipse

Today, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced it has awarded the ACM Software System Award for 2011 to the IBM technical leaders responsible for Eclipse: John Wiegand, Dave Thomson, Greg Adams, Philippe Mulet, Julian Jones, John Duimovich, Kevin Haaland, Erich Gamma (now with Microsoft) and Steve Northover (now with Oracle).  JohnW, Dave, Philippe, Julian, Kevin, […]

Innovation requires words: creating a product glossary

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In projects where innovation is taking place, new concepts and possibilities are in the air. Concepts evolve as the team dreams, discusses, designs and delivers working code as the project progresses. New product behaviors and characteristics emerge and change as the team gets feedback and learns more about what is really needed. During this time […]

Innovate 2012: 3 more reasons to go!

We have such a great line up of sessions for you this year.  Please check out our new promo page where you will get to meet our wonderful Jazz Development Team, see what they will be presenting to you, and get to know who’s who and what they do on our team.  A record number […]

Innovate 2012 is just around the corner

I have a hand in various parts of the community site, but we’re coming up on one of my annual favorites: talking about and promoting the IBM Rational Software Conference – Innovate 2012! Why you should go to Innovate 2012 The view that most people out there may have of developers, and IT geeks […]

Introducing the Rational Reporting Data Dictionaries: Demystifying the Rational data warehouse

The Rational Reporting team is pleased to announce that the first phase of our new reporting data dictionaries is now available on  Through a collaborative effort between Rational and our clients, you’ve helped us to understand the challenges you face while developing effective reports with Rational Insight and Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence.  You […]

Bug fixing for charity

This past weekend the Rational Team Concert and Jazz Foundation teams got together for some serious bug knockdown on the 4.0 stream. To make things a little more interesting, the RTC and JF leadership team – myself, Adrian Cho, Kai-Uwe Maetzel, Philippe Mulet, and Scott Rich – offered to sponsor the “bug blitz” weekend with […]