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Hello World: Rational Application Developer

Access a Cloudscape database without using JDBC

Jane Fung (mailto:jcyfung@ca.ibm.com), Software Developer, IBM Toronto Lab
Jane Fung works on the WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition tools team. Jane earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and is a Sun Java 2 Certified Programmer. You can reach Jane at jcyfung@ca.ibm.com .

Summary:  Welcome to the second tutorial in the "Hello, World" series, which provides high-level overviews of IBM software products. This tutorial introduces you to IBM Rational Application Developer and highlights some of its basic features. It includes practical exercises that show how to create a Java application, create and invoke a Web service, and create a Web application that can access a Cloudscape database using a Relational Record List.

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Date:  13 Jun 2006
Level:  Introductory PDF:  A4 and Letter (2125 KB | 38 pages)Get Adobe® Reader®

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Before you start

About this series

This series is for novices who want high-level overviews of IBM software products. The modules are designed to introduce the products and draw your interest for further exploration. The exercises only cover the basic concepts, but are enough to get you started.

About this tutorial

This tutorial provides a high-level overview of Rational® Application Developer and gives you the opportunity to practice using it with hands-on exercises. Step-by-step instructions show how to develop applications, create Web services, create a JSP page, and access a database.

Objectives

After completing this tutorial, you should understand the basic functions of Rational Application Developer and be able to create applications, as demonstrated in the exercises, including Java™ applications, Web services, and Web applications.

Prerequisites

This tutorial is for beginner-level Java application developers with a general familiarity of the Java language.

To run the examples in this tutorial, install IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0.

To view the demos included in this tutorial, JavaScript must be enabled in your browser and Macromedia Flash Player 6 or higher must be installed. You can download the latest Flash Player at http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer/

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