Published on 23-Mar-2012
"Overall, the Rational applications were easy to use and flexible." - Software engineer, aerospace and defense company
An aerospace and defense company in the United States
Aerospace & Defense
This company designs, develops, and produces a variety of missile systems for U.S. and allied forces, including air-to-air, naval weapon systems and land combat missiles.
The company sought to improve collaboration to reduce duplicated efforts and increase reuse.
IBM Rational software provides a collaborative design and development environment for model-based development and automated code generation.
More consistent code and increased productivity through automation have created a more maintainable development environment.
This company designs, develops, and produces a variety of missile systems for U.S. and allied forces, including air-to-air, naval weapon systems and land combat
One of the software development teams at the company wanted to create a common architecture for software development. The team sought to improve collaboration between its many developers and development teams to reduce duplicated efforts and improve reuse across the organization. The team was using a visual development environment, and needed to be able to:
• Generate source code in several different languages including C, C++, Ada and Java
• Take advantage of industry standard based Unified Modeling Language (UML)
• Create custom profiles
It began to look for a solution that would enable communication between developers and help reduce manual processes.
Since other teams within the company were using IBM Rational® Rhapsody® Developer software, the team chose IBM Rational Rhapsody Developer and IBM Rational Rhapsody Developer RulesComposer Add On software. Rational Rhapsody Developer software provides a collaborative design and development environment for model-based development based on UML. Rational Rhapsody Developer RulesComposer Add On software delivers a rules-based code generation engine that gives developers a high degree of control over the generated code, which can also be used to generate any textual document from a model created in Rational Rhapsody Developer software. The team can compile and build systems directly from Rational Rhapsody Developer software, which helps improve productivity.
• Boosts reuse opportunities through improved understanding of the development framework
• Improves maintainability by helping ensure code consistency
• Increases productivity, decreasing the amount of time required to create XML files and code
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Products and services used
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Rational Rhapsody Developer
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