Continuous Integration

Main CI related products:

ProductAdvantage / Comment
RTCWhen using RTC an organisation can reference builds in their IBM ALM environment. Having only Jenkins this is not possible. It's possible to start Jenkins jobs from RTC.
JenkinsWell known CI manager
ANTElementary CI-script functionality
Build Forge / RAFWSuited for large complex Dynamic Build environments
  

 

WHY USE IBM ALM?

It's possible to start various test execution engines from ANT. If not from the command-line. Starting is not the problem. Gathering the test result information is the issue.
With the ANT-RQM integration you can start a RQM test, from ANT. That results that any test results are captured by RQM! This way you can use RQM Reporting options on any test. A comprehensive overview of the testing efforts is the result.

Other Resources

  1. Check out how you can start test runs after build completion RQM Build Completion
  2. RTVS integration into CI
  3. A Rational approach to integration testing