This will be a quick blog posting just to let the people who follow this blog know about a new piece of content available on IBM developerWorks.  It is an article and some code from Ken Kumagai, which demonstrates an integration between RTC and Perforce.  It is called Integrate Perforce software with Rational Team Concert, and it is an article that explains how to integrate RTC with the Perforce tooling, so you can use Perforce for code management, and RTC for work items and planning.

Even if you are just thinking about integrating some other SCM tool with RTC, this is worth a quick read.  He explains how his code works, and how he utilizes the REST API to enable this integration.  He also has some good links to other materials like Integrating other SCM systems with Rational Team Concert 2.0.  I know that some customers have asked about the potential for doing this, so I figured that i would share this with you.

One other point about this is also interesting.  While most Jazz based examples of extensions and interfaces are done in Java, or Javascript, Ken’s work is all done in Perl.  One of the nice things about the Jazz REST API is the flexibility that people have to use the language that they like to interface with it.