Over here in the ADDM corner of the world, we've put a lot of work into providing our users (that'd be you lot) with a huge library of resources to help you get to grips with our product. But we haven't provided you with a handy round up of where everything is and what it can do for you. I think it's about time we put that right.
At present, there are two main places where you can find ADDM recources: Here on communities.bmc.com and over on discovery.bmc.com. Each of these deserves a bit of a deeper description, though as we use each of them differently. So here are the highlights of what's available:
The first of these (BMC Atrium Platform) looks at the entire Atrium product family, including ADDM. If you're after the wider context, or if you have questions about what ADDM's role is in the big picture, this is probably a good place to start looking. We regularly blog about ADDM and related content in this space - as you should probably have gathered, as you're reading a post in that community space at this very moment.
The second of these (Discovery (ADDM)) is the ADDM specific community space. It caters for more detailed, ADDM focussed questions and discussions. There's a wealth of other application-specific content on here too... and we'll be adding more to that in the future.
Discovery.bmc.com is an ADDM specific microsite. It currently contains a wide range of ADDM related content and community tools, several of which are listed below:
- Discovery Forums - There's a wealth of accumulated expertise about ADDM 8.x on these forums. Whilst we're gradually moving towards bringing the conversation over here, there's still an active community and a good techie vibe over there.
- Configipedia - If you want to know what's going on in those TKU updates that you install every month, this is the place to look. The "In The Spotlight" pages give an overview of what's going on in each TKU release, and details of every TKU pattern can be found within.
- Documentation - The ADDM online documentation predates docs.bmc.com, and we're not quite ready to migrate it in to that platform just yet. So, in the meantime, ADDM documentation lives here.
- Community Enablement Tutorials - If you've been following this blog, you'll have seen Zoe Stone posting about these. They're quick online tutorials that can help get you up to speed with various aspects of ADDM, either as individual tutorials or as short courses around a common theme. Zoe's always keen to get feedback on these, by the way, so feel free to rate the modules and let her know.