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Embracing the Rational Community

Rational is one of seven IBM software brands helping businesses to innovate and increase their competitive advantage.  Acquired in 2003, the portfolio now includes more than 100 products covering application development, end-to-end testing, mobile delivery and everything in between. The Rational ecosystem is made up of customers, vendors, business partners, developers, consultants and IBM sales & technical staff across the world.  With such an expansive group, it can sometimes be tough to know where to get answers.  Below is my go-to list.  This list doesn't begin to cover the many resources available, so please comment with other suggestions that help you stay connected!

IBM Rational Software Page- This is the main hub for Rational and a great starting point when you're looking for license info, fact sheets, case studies, trial downloads, training info, certifications and support links.

Developer Works- This is a premier web-based technical resource and professional network for IT practitioners, students, and university faculty worldwide. Four million developers use developerWorks each month, with language support in English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Vietnamese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish.

Community Blogs- A great forum to express your insights and opinions. Share information with others who have similar interests by tagging content you find valuable.

The Jazz Community- The jazz.net community site is the live development infrastructure for Jazz products. You can interact directly with the Jazz development teams and other community members, download product trials and betas, track the teams progress, and give them direct feedback.

Rational User Community- True to their vision, the GRUC promotes the effective use of Rational software solutions through an active, collaborative community of customers, partners, and IT professionals.  Check their site to find a local User Group in your area.

Don't forget to keep in touch with other Rational professionals through Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook.

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