Before you start
Learn what to expect from this tutorial and how to get the most out of it.
This tutorial is the seventh (and final) installment in a series that describes the IBM AIDE toolkit and its use in the increasingly crucial area of information technology (IT) management. The preceding tutorials have explored the IT management value chain from the managed elements all the way up to the management applications. This tutorial explores the important area of generic and specific touchpoints.
This series is for anyone who knows some Java™ programming and wants to be able to use Web services through AIDE technology and its components to create effective IT management systems. AIDE incorporates several powerful open source technologies, including Eclipse, Apache Tomcat (or IBM WebSphere® Application Server), and Apache Axis.
For this seventh tutorial, the platform is still quite generic: Any platform that supports Eclipse, the AIDE toolkit, and Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) V5.0. For example, Microsoft® Windows® XP is more than adequate. All the example code was written and tested on a computer running Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
This tutorial is written for programmers who have a reasonable knowledge of Java programming and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) elements. The ability to use Java EE elements, such as application servers, is helpful but not necessary. Detailed directions are provided throughout so that you can complete the tutorial either in conjunction with or in isolation from the other tutorials in the series.
To run the examples in this tutorial, the minimum platform requirements are a computer running Windows XP on which you've installed the AIDE software and Axis, Tomcat V5, and Java SE V5.0.