Topics

  • Basic purpose of the tool
  • Getting online help -
  • Other sources of information
  • Workspace
  • Perspective, Views and Editors
  • Importing and exporting files
  • Searching
  • Tutorials and samples

 

What you will learn

  • After completing this course, the student should be able to:
  • Maneuver through RSA
  • Understand and use Model driven software development (MDD)
  • Basic to Advanced modeling
  • Use diagrams to depict their design
  • Publish their models to a web site or in a report
  • Transform models into code
  • Develop Java applications including Web applications
  • Understand how team development works in RSA
  • Understand techniques to extending RSA

 

 Audience

This course is intended for anyone involved in the production, deployment and maintenance of software. Particularly Designers, Developers and Architects 

Prerequisites

Understand Object-Oriented principles. Some knowledge of Java and J2EE. 

Duration

Three Days

Lab Setup Guide

Outline for Mastering Rational Software Architect v6

1. Introduction to RSA

 

  • Basic purpose of the tool
  • Getting online help -
  • Other sources of information
  • Workspace
  • Perspective, Views and Editors
  • Importing and exporting files
  • Searching
  • Tutorials and samples

 

2. Model driven software development (MDD)

 

  • What is model driven development?
    • Models as blueprints
    • Automation from a well defined model
    • Use of patterns
  • Artifacts derived from a model
    • Code - Documentation
    • Test artifacts
    • Build and deployment scripts
  • Benefits of MDD
  • Detail concepts
    • Abstraction
    • Precise modeling
    • Automation
    • Architectural style
    • Role of UML
    • Patterns
    • Quality and consistency
    • Platform independence
    • Layered modeling
  • How RSA supports MDD
    • Basics
    • UML 2.0 Editor
    • UML profile support
    • RSA Patterns
    • RSA Transformations
  • Software lifecycle in MDD

 

3. Basic Modeling in RSA

 

  • What is a model in RSA?
  • Relationship between model project, model, model element and diagrams
  • Creating new Modeling Projects
  • Adding a new model to a project
  • Basic operations
    • Saving models
    • Importing and exporting models
    • Move, delete and rename models
  • Opening external model files
  • Adding model elements to a model
    • Structural model elements
      • Such as actors, classes, components, and nodes
    • Behavioral model elements
      • Activities, decisions, messages, objects, and states. -
    • Organizational model elements
    • Annotational model elements
  • Relationship basics

 

4. Using Diagrams

 

  • What is a diagram?
  • Relationship between a diagram and a model
  • Types of diagrams available
  • Detail description of each diagram type
    • Activity - Browse - Class
    • Communication
    • Component
    • Composite structure
    • Deployment
    • Freeform
    • Interaction overview
    • Object
    • Package
    • Sequence
    • State machine
    • Timing
    • Topic
    • Use case
  • Creating a diagram for a model
  • Creating a diagram for a model element
  • Basic operations
    • Opening
    • Saving
    • Export as image
    • Printing. Page breaks.
    • Viewing all or part of the diagram
  • Linking diagrams
    • Why link diagrams?
    • Adding link for a diagram in another
    • Linking from a note
  • Adding elements to a diagram
  • Connecting elements.

 

5. Relationship details

 

  • How is relationship used in a model?
  • Types of relationships. Describe in details and show
  • How to model them in RSA.
    • Abstraction
    • Aggregation
    • Binding - Composition
    • Dependency
    • Directed association
    • Implementation
    • Realization
    • Usage
    • Include
    • Extend
    • Extension point
  • Exploring relationship
    • Topic diagram
    • Browse diagram
  • Analyzing relationship using tracability

 

6. Advanced modeling

 

  • Types of model you should create
    • Use case
    • Analysis
    • Design
  • Capturing application requirements in a use case model
  • Capturing application domain in an analysis model
  • Capturing application architecture in a design model
  • Using stereotypes and constraints
  • Examining inheritence hierarchy
  • Validating and repairing models
  • Searching in a model
  • Customizing modeling preferences

 

7. Publishing models

 

  • Introduction
  • Publish to a web site
  • Model report
  • Viewing and printing reports
  • Customize report data selection

 

8. Transform Model to Code

 

  • Motivation behind code generation
  • Basic capabilities of RSA
  • Creating and modifying transformation configuration.
  • Generating Java classes from a model
  • Generating C++ classes from a model

 

9. Developing Applications based on a Model

 

  • How to build a complex modern application based on a model.
  • Cover the basic methodology for Java, Web and EJB
  • Discovering patterns in code
  • Developing a Java application.
  • Developing a Web based application.
  • Developing an EJB based application.
  • Basics of software development, debugging and testing in RSA

 

10. Developing Resuable Artifacts

 

  • Introduction and motivation
  • Creating patterns
  • Testing patterns
  • Publishing patterns
  • RAS Assets
  • Managing RAS assets
  • Documenting RAS assets
  • Importing and exporting RAS assets

 

11. Team Development

 

  • Challenges of developing a model by a team
  • Partitioning a model
  • Comparing versions of a model
  • Conflicts and merging conflicts