Archive - December 2014

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Extending DOORS Next Generation – Part 2: Deploying Extensions
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Extending DOORS Next Generation – Part 1: Form and Function

Extending DOORS Next Generation – Part 2: Deploying Extensions

In the first part of this series of blog articles, we explained how to create your own extensions for DOORS Next Generation. Now that you’ve created your extensions using a combination of XML, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript, where do you put them so you can use them?

This blog article describes the infrastructures you can use for deploying DOORS Next Generation extensions—and how to install extensions on those infrastructures so you can use them.

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Extending DOORS Next Generation – Part 1: Form and Function

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With the release of DOORS Next Generation 5.0, IBM introduced a long-awaited feature for those evaluating a move from “Traditional DOORS” (DOORS 9.x): the ability to extend functionality through scripting.

DXL (DOORS eXtension Language) has grown to be a popular capability for extending IBM Rational DOORS to suit the needs for DOORS users. With it, users can customize formatting, perform administrative functions, and extract data from requirements attributes easily and effectively.

While this new functionality in DOORS Next Generation at present doesn’t have the immense library of scripts that have been written in DXL, it does show promise in providing another means of providing customization on the Jazz platform to suit an enterprise’s needs. Let’s take a look at what’s needed to set up this functionality.

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