Before you start
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.
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.
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.
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.
If this is your first encounter with a developerWorks tutorial that includes demos, here are a few things you might want to know:
- Demos are an optional way to see the same steps described in the tutorial. To see an animated demo, click the Show me link. The demo opens in a new browser window.
- Each demo contains a navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. Use the navigation bar to to pause, exit, rewind, or fast forward portions of the demo.
- The demos are 800 x 600 pixels. If this is the maximum resolution of your screen or if your resolution is lower than this, you will have to scroll to see some areas of the demo.