Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.1.x: new features and enhancements

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Abstract

This document provides an overview of new features and enhancements in the IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software v9.1 releases.

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Fix Pack 1 for 9.1
Link Date Released Status
This release of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software contains enhancements in the following areas:


Apache Cordova support



WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Developer Tools
  • Enhancement to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Developer Tools v8.5.5.2:
    Config Snippets can now be installed through the tools. To install Config Snippets, in the Servers view, right-click the liberty profile server and click Utilities > Add Config Snippets.

9.1 Release
Link Date Released Status
This release of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software contains new features and enhancements in the following areas:


Apache Cordova support
  • The Apache Cordova hybrid mobile development API is now supported. Apache Cordova is a framework that bridges the gap between native and web mobile development paradigms. Provides a robust framework that allows developers to use native functionality using web technology (HTML, CSS, JS) in a hybrid mobile programming model. Cordova applications can then be installed into mobile platforms as native applications maximizing development efforts by reusing the widely-spread web skills in a variety of platforms.
    The Cordova development tools accelerate the development of Cordova projects by allowing developers to:
    • Workspace-level configurations.
    • Create Cordova applications in a Rational Application Developer workspace
    • Manage the platforms support.
    • Manage the plugins support.
    • Create and modify Web pages, CSS and JavaScript files using the standard Web tools in Rational Application Developer, including Rich Page Editor, Palette, Properties and Mobile Navigation View.
    • jQuery Mobile support for authoring responsive web mobile pages.
    • Testing of Cordova applications using the native emulator and also an attached physical device.
    • Testing of web artifacts using Mobile Browser Simulator. Limited to non-native functionality.
    • Export of Cordova applications in native-specific installable artifacts.
    • Import of existing Cordova projects into the workspace.
    • Cordova version, project structure and workspace requirements validations.
    • Open in Terminal for Cordova CLI support. Limited to Windows.

  • Disclaimer: The Apache Cordova platform support is provided "as is". Technical support of this feature is the responsibility of the Apache Cordova community (https://cordova.apache.org/). For more information, see the version 9.1.0 release announcement at http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/8/897/ENUS214-198/ENUS214-198.PDF.



Eclipse Git Team provider support
  • The Eclipse Git Team provider is now supported. It is a team provider in pure Java, that allows you to use the Git version control system. Git is a distributed SCM, which means every developer has a full copy of all history of every revision of the code.




Eclipse IDE Support

Beginning with version 9.1, the following Eclipse IDE is supported:

  • Eclipse 4.2.2.2




IBM product integration support

Beginning with version 9.1, the following product is required for integration:

  • IBM Installation Manager 1.7.2
  • IBM Rational Common Licensing 8.1.4.2




IBM SDK for Java Technology Edition updates

Beginning with version 9.1, IBM SDK for Java Technology Edition is updated to the following versions:

  • IBM 32-bit IBM SDK for Java Technology Edition for Windows, Version 7.0 Service Release 6 FP1
  • IBM 32-bit IBM SDK for Java Technology Edition for Linux, Version 7.0 Service Release 6 FP1


Other JDK support

The following JDK for OS X is supported beginning with version 9.1:

  • Oracle JDK 7.0 Update 51 for OS X


Eclipse platform updates

The following additional Eclipse 4.2.2.2 patches and fixes are included in this release:




Code Coverage extension
  • Static instrumentation is now supported in Rational Application Developer Code Coverage Extension.
  • The importing of code coverage data into the workbench has been simplified. And coverage indicator is shown right after the coverage data file is imported.
  • You can now export coverage data from the workbench into another workbench or generate report outside of the workbench by using ANT or CLI. The following files can be exported:
    • Coverage Data: The file with ".coveragedata" extension. This file contains the code coverage data.
    • Project Baseline: The file with ".baseline" extension. This file contains the information of the structure of the code base, such as the structure of the packages, classes, variables and methods. So this file contains the structure of the Java Project.
    • Launch Filter: The file with ".filters" extension. The file is used by Rational Application Developer workbench which contains the filter information of the project that being used to launch code coverage.
    • Probe Script: The file with ".probescript" extension. This file contains information on the filters set of the specific packages and classes of which coverage data needs to be obtained




Portal tools
  • Tools for WebSphere Portal V8.5: Provides the tooling support for "WebSphere Portal V8.5" to enable creation, publishing and testing of the portlet projects to the recent Portal runtime. WebSphere Portal V8.5 stubs are included to compile the portlet projects for remote server scenarios.
  • Java Context and dependency injection (JCDI) enablement for portlet projects: Enables the support to create portlet applications that implement JCDI by selecting the option in Portlet project creation wizard itself.
  • Developing Web Application Bridge filter projects: Web Applications Bridge is a WebSphere Portal feature that supports the integration of heterogeneous web applications to WebSphere Portal Server. Web Application Bridge filter (i.e. WAB Filter) is based on the servlet filter API used to manipulate the requests to the content provider site and the response from the content provider site.
    The WAB tools provide the following capabilities:
    • Create WAB Filter Project
    • Create WAB Filter
    • Deploy WAB Filter




Profiling tools
  • The Profiling Execution View now supports clipboard/Ctrl+C. Copy current row and Copy table are now supported from the context menu in the Profiling Execution Statistic view




IBM Build Utility update


IBM Code Coverage extension update


IBM Rational Agent Controller update


IBM WebSphere Application Server updates
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server updates are available:
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5.2 Liberty Tools
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5.2
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5.2, SDK for Java Technology Edition V7.0
  • IBM WebSphere Liberty v8.5.5.2, SDK for Java Technology Edition V6.0 and v7.0



IBM WebSphere Application Server test environment updates
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server test environment updates are available:



Maven Integration for WTP update
  • Maven Integration for Eclipse Web Tools Platform v1.0.1

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Software version:

9.1, 9.1.0.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #:

7041610

Modified date:

2014-06-13

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