I'm new to RAD (but I know some about eclipse), and I'm starting with RAD 7 + WebSphere 6.
In RAD, in the workspace, I create a profile, then I create a server. Finally I create a dinamic web project adding the project to an EAR, with RAD's wizard.
In that project I just create a JSP, with a "Hello World" text.
And I add the EAR to the server.
Then, when I am going to start or stop the server, I have problems. I am serving from localhost. If in the server conectivity I choose "SOAP", the server will start and stop ok every time from RAD, but not from command line typing startserver, stopserver or serverstatus. It does not work too well.
But if I set the server conectivity to "RMI", it will sometimes start the server the very first time I try, but then it does not start again, it hangs, and I have to exit RAD, and sometimes JAVA or JAVAW process remains and I have to do ctrl+shift+esc to kill the process manually.
Also some ports used by websphere remain listening when they should not
I can serve and see the JSP in iexplore as well as in firefox once the server is up.
But a friend of mine, having the same software as I, just can't serve the page, he gets a server error saying that the page cannot be found :-S
He stops the server (being "SOAP" or "RMI") and the server says (stopped) but, the process will remain, and if he tries again, he gets the same error, too weird.
He installed websphere 5, and he gets no problems with that one, but we want to use versión 6 or 6.1, and with both of them we get problems.
Our RAD installation was made in spanish languaje, could that deal with these problems?
Do you know about some issues with these? How could we solve it? We are thinking on getting RAD 7.5
We also have the documentation of "Rational Application Developer V7 Programming guide" a 1390 pages PDF, we follow instructions there but we have these problems.