October 2009

rational functional


It’s been awhile since IBM Press Books published a Rational book.  This one is whopping – coming in at almost 700 pages. You can pre-order now and it will ship at the end of Ocotber, 2009.

Software Test Engineering with IBM Rational Functional Tester: The Definitive Resource


Here’s what the book covers:

Chapter 1:  Introduction to Rational Functional Tester
2. Chapter 2:  General Script Enhancements
3. Chapter 3:  XML
4. Chapter 4:  Managing Script Data
5. Chapter 5:  Debugging Scripts
6. Chapter 6: Managing Script Execution
7. Chapter 7:  Handline Unsupprted Domain Objects
8. Chapter 8:  Advanced Object Map Topics
9. Chapter 9:  Open Source Solutions
10. Chapter 10:  Domain-Specific Topics
11. Chapter 11:  RFT and Source Control with ClearCase 
12. Chapter 12:  Advanced TestObjects
13. Chapter 13:  RFT Proxy SDK
14. Chapter 14:  Issues Specific to Developing Scripts in VB.net
15. Chapter 15:  Using RFT on Linux
16. Chapter 16:  Internationization
17. Chapter 17:  Messaging Systems:  WebSphere MQ

TEST away!




Chris Anderson’s book, Free – The Future of a Radical Price,  is all about the price point of “free”.  Chris is a great guy and in honor of listening to him yesterday on CBS’s Sunday Morning show, I am giving you a link to free chapters from IBM Press books.

Free chapters from the following books are available along with the ability to purchase the entire book at 35% off.

  • The Social Factor
  • Web 2.0 and Social Networking for the Enterprise
  • Multisite ecommerce
  • Search Engine Marketing Inc.
  • The New Language of Marketing 2.0
  • Do it Wrong Quickly

WebSphere Application Server Administration Using Jython


Coverage includes

  • Mastering the Jython rules, characteristics, and properties that are most valuable in WebSphere scripting
  • Viewing and manipulating WebSphere configuration and run-time details
  • Making the most of the wsadmin scripting engine and objects–including rarely-used wsadmin parameters that can simplify administration
  • Adjusting wsadmin properties to reflect your needs and environment
  • Using the AdminApp scripting object to list, view, install, uninstall, and modify AppServer applications
  • Using the AdminTask object to manipulate WebSphere Application Server at a high level
  • Configuring the WebSphere Application Server with AdminConfig
  • Manipulating active AppServer objects (MBeans) with AdminControl
  • Controlling security, including aliases, roles, administrative and application security, and multiple security domains





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Web 2.0 and Social Networking

Joey Bernal does it again!  Joey is an IBM Press author, and is about to have his third IBM Press Book published.  While there a lot of Social Networking books in the marketplace – Joey’s book shows you how to implement inside the firewall.  Lotus Connections and WebSphere Portal users will really appreciate the content!


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