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RSA Vs RAD

kri shan
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Why IBM has two different products ?
As per my understanding RSA -> Rational + WebSphere -> mainly used for Architects who designed the system, RAD - pure IDE
kri shan
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Any update ?
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Kri,
One is more expensive than the other. Maybe they want to let people choose how much functionality they need rather than go for everyone getting the more costly product?


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RAD gives you(Full IDE for J2EE, Web Services, database, etc...)
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/developer/application/index.html
You get full WAS 6.0 Base server as a test environment with RAD.

RSM (Modeler) is a modeling tool. It is the next generation of Rational Rose and Rational XDE
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/modeler/swmodeler/index.html


RSM + RAD + a little bit more stuff = RSA (Architect).
RSA gives you all the modeling (use cases, all UML 2.0, etc.. + the whole RAD IDE)
Pattern and transformation authoring and generation.
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/architect/swarchitect/index.html
[ May 09, 2006: Message edited by: Roland Barcia ]

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kri shan
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In the RAD, whether WAS 6.0's server test environment has all features of WAS 6.0 ?
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Originally posted by kri shan:
In the RAD, whether WAS 6.0's server test environment has all features of WAS 6.0 ?

Yes. The WebSphere instance is a real server. The only think you don't get is the network deployment edition/functionality.
 
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