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Hello World: Rational Software Architect

Design a simple phone book application

Tinny Ng (, Advisory Software Developer, IBM Toronto
Tinny Ng
Tinny Ng is a scenario architect at the IBM SWG Scenario Analysis Lab, whose mission is to improve the cross-brand integration capability of IBM SWG products. She has more than 10 years of experience in software development, from design to implementation, including application building, packaging, testing, and support.
(An IBM developerWorks Contributing Author)

Summary:  Welcome to the first tutorial in the "Hello, World! Series", which will provide high-level overviews of various IBM software products. This tutorial introduces you to IBM Rational Software Architect, and highlights some basic features of Rational Software Architect with a hands-on exercise. Learn how to design an application using UML diagrams, publish the model information into a Web page, and transform the design to Java code using Rational Software Architect.

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Date:  05 May 2006
Level:  Introductory PDF:  A4 and Letter (703 KB | 24 pages)Get Adobe® Reader®

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Publishing the design

By publishing the model information, you can share it with people who do not have the modeling tool. Rational Software Architect supports two publishing capabilities:

  • Publishing models to a Web page
  • Publishing a model information report

To publish your design to a Web page:

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  1. Select Phone Book UML Model in the Model Explorer view. Select Modeling > Publish > Web.

    Figure 14. Publish design to a Web page
    Publish design to a Web page
  2. Specify the target location of the generated HTML files, for example C:\HelloWorldSeries\RSA_Web from Download, and select OK. The model is then published into HTML files that are stored in the specified location.
  3. Open the file C:\HelloWorldSeries\RSA_Web\index.html using any Web browser.

    Figure 15. Published Web page
    Published Web page
  4. Select the link Phone Book UML Model.
  5. Navigate the published model by clicking the elements links and the diagrams.

    Figure 16. Published Phone Book UML Model
    Published Phone Book UML Model

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TutorialTitle=Hello World: Rational Software Architect