October 22, 2007

Programming Guide for Rational Application Developer

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of WebSphere Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page ]


IBM has recently release a RedBook Draft titled “Rational Application Developer V7 Programming Guide”. We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this RedBook Draft for any WebSphere Consultant / WebSphere Developer who is developing Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) and Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications deployed on IBM WebSphere Application Server and/or IBM WebSphere Portal.

The Rational Application Developer provides integrated development tools for all development roles, including Web developers, Java developers, business analysts, architects, and enterprise programmers.

To down load this Guide, please go to the link below:

Download Rational Application Developer V7Programming Guide

(Please note that this PDF is over 1400 pages and approximately 22 MB)

Rational Application Developer is part of the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform (SDP), which contains products in four life cycle categories:

  • Architecture management (includes integrated development environments and Application Developer)
  • Change and release management
  • Process and portfolio management
  • Quality management.

Within this Redbook, many of the chapters provide working examples that demonstrate how to use the tooling to develop applications, as well as how to achieve the benefits of visual and rapid application development.

This book consists of six parts:

  • Introduction to Rational Application Developer
  • Develop applications
  • Test and debug applications
  • Deploy and profile applications
  • Team development
  • Appendixes


The following is the Table of Contents for this Redbook Draft:


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. Developing 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


To view and download the RedBook Draft in PDF, please go to the link below:

Download Rational Application Developer V7Programming Guide

(Please note that this PDF is over 1400 pages and approximately 22 MB) 

IBM also provides additional information and code samples supporting this Redbook. To view this information please go to the following link:


For those who are using Rational Application Developer V 6 and would like to review the Progrmming Guide for V6, please go to the link below:

Programing Guide for Rational Application Developer V6 

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