Before you start
This tutorial describes the process of authoring content for developerWorks easily, with special focus on productivity. The process covers creating a template for your article or tutorial, then editing, validating, previewing, and exporting it. Throughout the tutorial, you'll find relevant information on several features of IBM Rational Web Developer to give you a better understanding of the steps from a product standpoint.
Although the tutorial mentions only IBM Rational Web Developer, other IBM Rational Software Development Platform products, such as IBM Rational Application Developer and IBM Rational Software Architect, provide the same functionality in the same way.
Upon completion of this tutorial, you will be comfortable with authoring articles and tutorials with developerWorks XML templates. You will also know some useful capabilities of IBM Rational Software Development Platform, represented by IBM Rational Web Developer.
This tutorial is good for authors who have general XML knowledge. More knowledge of XML, Rational tools, and the IBM developerWorks author package will help authors get the most benefit of these three working together.
In order to follow the steps described in this tutorial, you need to install Rational Web Developer for WebSphere Software, Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, or Rational Software Architect. Download a free trial version of Rational Web Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0 or Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0 if you don't have a copy of any of them already. The hardware and software requirements for this software are located at Rational Web Developer for WebSphere Software System Requirements and Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software System Requirements.