IBM Rational

IBM’s Agile DevOps dream

By |2016-10-17T10:52:32+00:004 September 2013|Software Development|

IBM appears to be closing ranks on a new iteration (the company is fond of that word after all) of its DevOps technology proposition. As we know, the structure of modern DevOps stems from Agile software application delivery principles and is it now evolving into a more refined, more elite and more capable function focused [...]

Hat check: Green Hat and IBM 15 months on

By |2016-10-17T10:52:35+00:004 April 2013|Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

IBM’s play in Service Virtualization (SV) for testing In January 2012, I mused over the implications of IBM’s acquisition of Green Hat, vendor of a product that simulated external interfaces for software testing. Fifteen months later, I’ve had another look to see whether things have panned out as I imagined. It seemed to me that [...]

A mobile-first philosophy needs a mobile-first methodology

By |2016-10-17T10:52:37+00:0015 March 2013|Analysis, Security, Software Quality|

Software application development has had to embrace a ‘mobile-first’ philosophy for the road ahead. Smartphone and tablet sales have skyrocketed, web usage from mobile devices far outstrips that seen at the desktop level and mobile data channels are now reported to run with a heavier and more enriched stream of content than ever before. For [...]

IBM Pulse Check 2011: Rationalising the Tivoli portfolio

By |2016-10-17T10:52:46+00:0031 March 2011|Analysis, Delivery and Lifecycle Management|

“Rativo made real” was my first thoughts when I attended IBM’s Pulse in Las Vegas at the end of February 2011.  Rativo is the jocular combination of the Rational and Tivoli brand names often bandied about both internally and externally by the two IBM groups in recognition of their growing alignment and integration. This does [...]