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IBM The ClearQuest plug-in for Eclipse enables you to perform ClearQuest activities (tasks) in an Eclipse environment. While many of you are familiar with Rational ClearQuest and/or Eclipse, this article is aimed at bridging the gap to provide you with a good understanding of the ClearQuest Client for Eclipse. For ClearQuest fans, this is an offer that is hard to refuse - save a significant amount with this sepcial deal on Rational ClearQuest Licenses.
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Rational Sucks
by bryanv on Sat 15th Oct 2005 03:41 UTC
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Almost as much **** as OSNews did for posting this *cough* article.

I sure hope you got paid well for this blatant advertisement.

Honestly. The Rational toolset sucks. I'm -forced- to use the full gammot of ClearCase, ClearQuest, WSAD studio, everything on an enormous project with my current employer -- a very large US insurance firm that shall go unnamed. The thing is nothing but a headache. ClearCase is a pain in the @ss when it comes to making changes / adding files without having bugs in ClearQuest. Having to categorize all construction when you create an action is a total pain, and limits free-wheeling a prototype in the repository with any ease.

The filesystem filters ClearCase installs to do it's XMLRPC calls to the ClearCase server ARE SLOOOW. 90% of my rebuild time is waiting on ClearCase to refresh the status on 90,000+ files (most of which are generated and not even source controlled - clearcase dosen't know that until it invokes RPC to determine that).

The whole thing blows from a development & productivity standpoint.

Add to it that there's no ability to do work in the streams while you're offline, and the entire thing becomes useless rather quickly. What? You want to take your laptop to Podunk where your parents live and do some work over the weekend? Not if you can't dial-in and VPN to your ClearCase server. What a piece of shit.

It does have one thing going for it though -- It gives me plenty of time to read slashdot and osnews while waiting for clearcase rebases, updates, and refreshes -- and it's all still billable.

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