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IBM Rational Team Concert 2 Essentials by TC Fenstermaker, Suresh Krishna

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Chapter 1. Beginning with IBM RTC

Software development is technical activity conducted by human beings

- Niklaus Wirth

This chapter introduces you to the bird eye view of IBM's Jazz platform and Rational Team Concert (RTC).

First, we will look at some different challenges in modern software development such as technology advances, distributed teams, collaboration, and software processes. These challenges will help us understand the nature of the complexity and set the context for the need of the Jazz platform and Rational Team Concert.

Later part of the chapter gives an introduction to the Jazz platform and Rational Team Concert. Jazz is the software development platform that brings the phases of software development together. The Jazz platform focuses ...

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