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Home > Training > Rational Application Developer > Rational Application Developer (RAD) 8.0

RAD 8.0 provides full support for Java EE 6 applications and JAX-WS web service applications deployed to WebSphere 8.0, as well as portlet applications for WebSphere Portal 7.0. It also has support for developing Java EE 5 applications for WebSphere 7.0.

For recent WebSphere versions, Rational Application Developer (RAD) is not the only development IDE that is able to develop WebSphere applications. One option is MyEclipse Blue which is not free but is cheaper than RAD. IBM has also recently released freely available official Eclipse plugins for WebSphere which finally allows development of WebSphere applications with the completely free Eclipse IDE. You can find a description of how this can be done on one of our blog posts.

Since there are now multiple development tools that can be used to develop WebSphere applications we have created a new category to list classes on WebSphere development using Eclipse and MyEclipse Blue in addition to RAD. This would allow you to pick a class that is closest to the development environment you use or perhaps "test drive" using a new development tool for WebSphere development. The classes in the list below all use RAD 8.0.  If you use a different tool than RAD to develop WebSphere 8.0 applications classes in our broader 'WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Programming' category may be better for you.

WA2002 Mastering JAX-RS REST Web Services and AJAX Clients - WebSphere 8.0 / RAD 8.0

This course covers the design principles of REST architecture along with the details of how to implement these services with JAX-RS. This will allow students who take the course to implement RESTful services using Java standards that will be portable to many different Java environments. Also covered are how to implement AJAX clients of RESTful services sending various data formats.

The Java JAX-RS specification covers how to implement RESTful services with Java. This specification is driven by annotations and can be leveraged from many different environments, including a Java EE 'Application Server'. With the recent inclusion of the JAX-RS specification in the Java EE 6 umbrella of technologies implementing RESTful services with JAX-RS will become even easier.

It is also common to use an AJAX client with RESTful services. These clients are implemented in JavaScript so that browser-based applications can communicate with REST services to obtain data enabling a rich, Web 2.0 client experience.

This course is also available using Eclipse here

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IBM Equivalent: WD507

WA2087 Programming Java SOAP and REST Web Services - WebSphere 8.0 / RAD 8.0

This course covers how to implement web services with WebSphere 8.0 using the most recent Java standards, JAX-WS for SOAP web services and JAX-RS for REST web services.  Since it is possible to use both styles of web services, even within the same application, this course will show the student the strengths of both styles and how to properly implement both types of web services.  Testing web services is also more difficult than "normal" web applications so this course covers tools and techniques used to test web services in the labs.

This course will be particularly useful for those looking to upgrade existing JAX-RPC Java web services and who want to know the different styles of web services now supported by WebSphere 8.0.

This course is also available using Eclipse IDE here

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WA2090 Programming REST Web Services with JAX-RS 1.1 - WebSphere 8.0 / RAD 8.0

This course covers the design principles of REST architecture along with the details of how to implement these services with JAX-RS. This will allow students who take the course to implement RESTful services using Java standards that will be portable to many different Java environments.

Although many of the services in active use are SOAP or at least XML-based, an increasing number of services take a RESTful approach to data transmission. Representational state transfer (REST) is a style of software architecture that differs from the more traditional Remote Procedure Call (RPC) style of data transmission, instead emphasizing the importance of defining and retrieving representations of resources.

This course is also available using Eclipse here

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WA2095 Web Application Programming with Java EE 6 - WebSphere 8.0 / RAD 8.0

This web programming training class will show participants how to easily create quality Java web applications using all of the features of JSF.  Also covered is an overview of Servlet/JSP technology for web applications, using EJB for business logic, JPA for persistence, and the CDI specification for dependency injection.

Programming Java web applications has been greatly simplified with the JavaServer Faces (JSF) specification. With the introduction of the most recent JSF 2.0 version this has been expanded even further to include many advanced features and solve weaknesses of previous JSF versions. Web application programmers that utilize JSF as opposed to the “traditional” Servlet/JSP model can spend more time focusing on the functionality of the application and less on the raw programming required to parse and validate request data and share data between web components.

This course is also available using Eclipse IDE here

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WA2099 Introduction to Java using Rational Application Developer 8.0

This course introduces the Java programming language and how to develop Java applications using RAD 8.0. Students learn the syntax of the Java programming language, object-oriented programming using Java, exception handling, generics, collections, and file input/output (I/O). During the course, students will develop and test Java applications using RAD 8.0.  This course also covers a basic introduction to Java EE (Java Enterprise) since that is a common reason that people are learning about Java.

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WA2103 Programming Java SOAP Web Services with JAX-WS - WebSphere 8.0 / RAD 8.0

This web service training course will you teach you how to develop SOAP Web Service provider and consumer applications for the WebSphere Application Server 8.0 platform. It will teach you the theory behind XML schema, WSDL and SOAP. It will proceed to teach you various Java specifications that cover Web Services development (such as JAX-WS and JAXB).

Advanced topics such as WS-Security, WS-Addressing, WS-ReliableMessaging and WS-Trust are also covered.

This course is also available using Eclipse here

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IBM Equivalent: WD506

WA2215 Java Persistence (JPA) Programming using Rational Application Developer 8.0

This 3 day training course teaches students about the standard persistence architecture provided by JPA. This standard can be used to replace third party persistence frameworks like Hibernate. By learning the programming model made available by the JPA standard and how to use it in various types of applications, developers can create applications that are more portable between environments and rely less on integration of third party libraries. Students will develop JPA applications using RAD 8.0 for the WebSphere Application Server 8.0 platform.

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WA2438 Advanced Java using RAD 8.0

This course teaches how to develop advanced Java applications using RAD 8.0 . The advanced features of Java that developers may be using in many different types of programs are covered.

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WA2093 EJB and JPA Programming with Java EE 6 - WebSphere 8.0 / RAD 8.0

This EJB and JPA training course covers in-depth details of how to use these powerful Java EE technologies.  Although previously difficult to program, EJB components in modern applications are simple yet provide many powerful features like transactional behavior and fine-grained security. Combined with the simplicity of the Java Persistence API using EJB and JPA technology together is an excellent synergy built into the Java EE standards. Using these technologies could help you create applications that leverage more of the Java EE standards and depend less on third party libraries like Spring and Hibernate. This course will show you how to use the features of both of these technologies, including some of the new features introduced in Java EE 6.

This course is also available using Eclipse IDE here

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WA2066 Java EE 6 Programming - WebSphere 8.0 / RAD 8.0

For those new to Java EE programming this course is an excellent introduction to the various technologies included in the Java EE 6 platform. Developing web applications using JSF, business logic and persistence using EJB and JPA, performing dependency injection between components using CDI, and implementing web services using JAX-WS and JAX-RS are some of the topics covered in this class. After completing this course participants will have a good foundational knowledge of the various major technologies of the Java EE platform and what they can be used for.

This course is also good for those with experience in J2EE 1.4 or earlier as the last two versions of Java EE have seen many major changes.

This course is also available using Eclipse IDE here

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WA1937 WebSphere Portal 7.0 Programming

This five day training class teaches students WebSphere Portal development using JSR 286 API. The JSR 286 API is the first revision of the portlet specification in nearly five years and contains significant improvements. The class also covers JavaServer Faces based portal site development. All labs are done using Rational Application Developer (RAD) v8.0.

Using AJAX technology with a portal site is increasingly becoming an option for developers. This class teaches an overview of AJAX and how it may be used in a WebSphere Portal web site.

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IBM Equivalent: WPL51