Rational Application Developer V7 Programming Guide

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Published 26 December 2007, updated 27 March 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738486671
ISBN-13: 9780738486673
IBM Form #: SG24-7501-00
(1384 pages)

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Authors: Ueli Wahli, Henry Cui, Craig Fleming, Maan Mehta, Marco Rohr, Pinar Ugurlu, Patrick Gan, Celso Gonzalez, Daniel M. Farrell, Andreas Heerdegen


IBM® Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software V7.0 (for short, Rational Application Developer) is the full function Eclipse 3.2 based development platform for developing Java™ 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE™ ) and Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE™ ) applications with a focus on applications to be deployed to IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Portal. Rational Application Developer provides integrated development tools for all development roles, including Web developers, Java developers, business analysts, architects, and enterprise programmers.

Rational Application Developer is part of the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform (SDP), which contains products in four life cycle categories:
- Architecture management, which includes integrated development environments (Application Developer is here)
- Change and release management
- Process and portfolio management
- Quality management

This IBM Redbooks® publication is a programming guide that highlights the features and tooling included with Rational Application Developer V7.0. Many of the chapters provide working examples that demonstrate how to use the tooling to develop applications, as well as achieve the benefits of visual and rapid application development. This publication is an update of Rational Application Developer V6 Programming Guide, SG24-6449.

This book consists of six parts:
- Introduction to Rational Application Developer
- Develop applications
- Test and debug applications
- Deploy and profile applications
- Team development
- Appendixes

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction to Rational Application Developer
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Programming technologies
Chapter 3. Workbench setup and preferences
Chapter 4. Perspectives, views, and editors
Chapter 5. Projects
Part 2. Develop applications
Chapter 6. RUP and UML
Chapter 7. Develop Java applications
Chapter 8. Accelerate development using patterns
Chapter 9. Develop Database Applications
Chapter 10. Develop GUI applications
Chapter 11. Develop XML applications
Chapter 12. Develop Web applications using JSPs and servlets
Chapter 13. Develop Web applications using Struts
Chapter 14. Develop Web applications using JSF and SDO
Chapter 15. Develop applications using EGL
Chapter 16. Develop Web applications using EJBs
Chapter 17. Develop J2EE application clients
Chapter 18. Develop Web services applications
Chapter 19. Develop portal applications
Part 3. Test and debug applications
Chapter 20. Servers and server configuration
Chapter 21. Test using JUnit
Chapter 22. Debug local and remote applications
Part 4. Deploy and profile applications
Chapter 23. Build applications with Ant
Chapter 24. Deploy enterprise applications
Chapter 25. Profile applications
Part 5. Team development
Chapter 26. ClearCase integration
Chapter 27. CVS integration
Appendix A. Product installation
Appendix B. Additional material

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