Before you start
Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere Software is the IBM Software Development Platform that allows you to quickly design, develop, analyze, test, profile and deploy Web, Web services, Java™, J2EE, and portal applications. This series of seven tutorials helps you prepare to take the IBM certification Test 255, Developing with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6 to become an IBM Certified Associate Developer. This certification targets entry level developers and is intended for new adopters of IBM Rational Web Developer or IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0, specifically professionals and students entering into Web development using IBM products.
This tutorial is the first in the series designed to help you prepare for the IBM Certification Test 255: Developing with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6. This tutorial highlights features in the product, but does not replace the knowledge and familiarity that you obtain from using the product on a regular basis. This tutorial takes a basic approach to using the Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software workbench. It begins with starting the workbench and presents workbench basics that simplify a developer's every day tasks. After you complete this tutorial, continue with the second tutorial, which presents an overview of the Java development environment that is included with workbench.
After completing this tutorial you will know how to set workbench preferences, manage workspaces, and how to work with views and perspectives. You will also become familiar with the import and export wizards, and the local history and help features.
This tutorial is written for developers whose skills and experience are at a beginning to intermediate level. You should have a general familiarity with using an integrated development environment.
To run the examples in this tutorial, you need to install Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software or Rational Web Developer for WebSphere Software. Download a free trial version of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software if you don't already have a copy of it.
The hardware and software requirements for this software can be located at IBM Rational Application Developer System Requirements.