We have recently got questions about our recommendations for what Java virtual machine to use together with HCL RTist (and IBM RSARTE). In this post we'll explain our plans moving forward.
Sprint 2019.11 has been completed and we are excited to share the improvements achieved. One of the main areas we have been working on recently is the Model Debug. In additional to various fixes for Trace editor, Events view, runtime structure population, state symbols highlighting during animation, we have introduced new type-wide model breakpoints. Therefore there are two types of model breakpoints now:
Generating executable C++ code from UML Real-Time models is not a trivial task, because of the great amount of options. For example, C++ implementation of a Class may or may not include copy constructor, destructor, which may be virtual, equality / inequality / assignments operators etc. HCL RTist and RSA RTE solve this issue beautifully by providing C++ generation settings tab in their Properties view. Since code generation details can contain valuable information we worked on their presentation in sprint 2019.11 and the results are now available in for download. Besides classes representation of code generation settings was improved for many other elements including Generalizations, Operations, Parameters, and Enumeration Literals.
Rational Application Developer 9.7 now supports the Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 8. The new and enhanced features of this platform include support for Bean Validation 2.0, CDI 2.0, Servlet 4.0, JAX-RS 2.1, and the Enterprise Application EAR 8.0. A key benefit of using Rational Application Developer 9.7 to enhance your application to exploit the Java EE 8 features is the integration of capabilities that Application Developer offers. The following YouTube videos highlight three of the Java EE 8 features using Rational Application Developer 9.7.
Do you have plans for Tuesday, February 26th through Thursday, February 28th? Come join HCL Products & Platform at the 2019 Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, in its 17th year it continues to be heralded as the leading international fair for embedded systems. Come see us in Hall 4A Stand 263, HCL will be showcasing HCL RealTime Software Tooling. RTist is an Eclipse-based tool that provides developers with a canvas to minimize the complexity of designing and maintaining their stateful, event-driven, and real-time applications. The key here for developers is the ability to visualize this complexity, generate executable code and run/test/debug using the visual models – updating models or code. From a business perspective, a development team can reuse their assets (models) across multiple customers with similar business/industry solutions. This tool is a mature tool with key customers in telecom, medical devices, auto, printers, defense, and many more – aligning nicely with our HCL IoT industries.
A new release of HCL RTist is now available for download! Let's take a look at some of the news in this release.
In the second sprint this year Design Room ONE continued on its way to provide close-to-native Properties view for elements of UML Real-time models.
I am very pleased to announce that Rational Application Developer 188.8.131.52 was released on January 21st. This release is a fix pack to address the final APARs on the 9.1 stream. This will be the final fix pack on this stream, as 9.1 goes out of service in September 2019.
Fix list for Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 184.108.40.206
Fix Central link to Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 220.127.116.11
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The first release of HCL RTist for the year is now ready for download. It's been a longer sprint than usual due to the holiday season, and the new release is packed with improvements. Let's have a look at some of them.
Happy New 2019.03 Design Room ONE! It brings a lot of good news to its customers, see the video or read below. It now supports latest Rational Software Architect Designer 9.7, check updated Installation Instructions for details. Other improvements include customized Properties pages for UML RT elements.