Rational Application Developer

Relational Application Developer (RAD), successor of the WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD), is a powerful IDE (Integrated Development Environment) based on Eclipse. This tool is designed to be used in a wide variety of development roles such as Java developer, web developer, enterprise programmer, business analyst, DBA and even system architect.
In this tooling course, we offer the participant the possibility to compose a 'perfect-fit' training schedule based on his/her needs.

This course is available for one-company, on-site presentations.


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • get an insight into the possibilities of RAD as IDE for the development of all the elements in a J2EE environment
  • describe the different perspectives, views and editors of RAD
  • discuss the fundamentals of Java development using RAD, including the development of GUIs with the Visual Editor for Java
  • describe the fundamentals of web application development using RAD by means of Page Designer, HTML, cascading style sheets, servlets and JSPs
  • have an insight in the tools and wizards for manipulating EJB, XML, RDBMS, web services, etc. using RAD
  • describe the integration of RAD with the WebSphere Application Server (WAS) test environment
  • understand team development.

Who Should Attend

Everyone who has to work with RAD, from application developers and analyst-programmers to business analysts.


Knowledge of J2SE APIs and being familiar with OO principles in Java (see courses OO concepts and techniques and Java programming) and the basic concepts of RDBMS and XML.


3 days

Fee (per attendee)


Course Code



Rational Application Developer (RAD) as integrated development environment

overview of the Rational development platform; introduction to development tools; navigation in the workbench: perspectives, views, editors; debugging: incremental compilation, code import and export.

Java development

use of the different Java perspectives and editors; testing and debugging; development of GUI using the Visual Editor; JUnit testing; using UML, Visual Editor.

Database development

principles of database access; JDBC; database connections; database servers; database access from Java and web applications; SQLJ support.

Web application development

page designer; HTML; cascading style sheets; servlets and JavaServer Pages; testing and debugging; Struts tools; JavaServer Face (JSF) tools.

Use of XML

defining, generating, manipulating the different XML formats (XML, DTD, XSD, ...); XSL, XSLT (and debugging), Xpath.

EJB development

development of Enterprise Java Beans; database connectivity;· setting up the server.

Team Development

team development process; repository management; editions and versions; CVS or ClearCase LT or ...

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