IBM RationaWhat a difference a few years make.  We published our first IBM Press book on IBM Rational in 2005.  Fast forward to 2008 and we have 10 books in the Portfolio.  The titles are diverse and represent some of our best thinkers.

An Introduction to IBM Rational Application DeveloperUsing this book’s method, readers quickly learn IBM Rational Application Developer—regardless of their previous level of experience or inexperience. For beginners, there are tutorials that teach how to create Web, EJB, JMS, and Web Services applications using Rational Application Developer. For the more advanced readers, there are tutorials on security, publishing, testing, team development, profiling, and logging. Written to appeal to as broad an audience as possible, the tutorials run on common databases, including IBM Cloudscape, IBM DB2® Universal Database, Microsoft® SQL Server, Sybase® Enterprise Systems, and Oracle® Database.
Building Applications with IBM Rational Application Developer and JavaBeans, Second EditionStep-by-step guidelines accompanied by screen captures and code samples demonstrate how to build JavaServer Faces Web applications, as well as Java applications complete with graphical user interfaces. Instruction is also provided on using Rational Application Developer’s debugger, incorporating relational databases with Java, and adding Asynchronous JavaScript and XML behavior to applications in order to produce more interactive and usable web pages.
IBM Rational ClearCase, Ant and CruiseControl: The Java Developer’s Guide to Accelerating and Automating the Build Process

No previous build experience is necessary: Lee thoroughly explains everything from configuring SCM environments and defining build scripts through to release packaging and deployment. He offers solutions and techniques for both Base ClearCase and Unified Change Management (UCM)–IBM Rational’s best practice Software Configuration Management usage model. Key techniques are presented in real-world context, through a full-fledged three-tier application case study.

 

IBM Rational Unified Process Reference and Certification Guide: Solution Developer

The first and only official RUP certification guide, this book fully reflects the latest versions of the Rational Unified Process and of the IBM RUP exam. Authored by two leading RUP implementers, it draws on extensive contributions and careful reviews by the IBM RUP process leader and RUP certification manager.

 

Implementing IBM Rational ClearQuest: An End-to-End Deployment GuideBrings together all you need to integrate ClearQuest into an overarching change-management system that works. Drawing on decades of experience, the authors present a detailed, easyto-use roadmap for each step of ClearQuest deployment, from evaluating business cases through planning, design, and implementation. You will find the industry’s clearest, most useful explanations of ClearQuest technology here, along with real-world examples, best practices, diagrams, and actionable steps. 
Implementing the IBM Rational Unified Process and Solutions Using this book’s method, readers quickly learn IBM Rational Application Developer—regardless of their previous level of experience or inexperience. For beginners, there are tutorials that teach how to create Web, EJB, JMS, and Web Services applications using Rational Application Developer. For the more advanced readers, there are tutorials on security, publishing, testing, team development, profiling, and logging. Written to appeal to as broad an audience as possible, the tutorials run on common databases, including IBM Cloudscape, IBM DB2® Universal Database, Microsoft® SQL Server, Sybase® Enterprise Systems, and Oracle® Database.
Project Management with the IBM Rational Unified Process: Lessons from the Trenches

This is the definitive guide to managing software development projects with the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP®). Drawing on his extensive experience managing projects with the RUP, R. Dennis Gibbs covers the entire development lifecycle, from planning and requirements to post-mortems and system maintenance. Gibbs offers especially valuable insights into using the RUP to manage outsourced projects and any project relying on distributed development teams—outsourced, insourced, or both.

 

Requirements Management Using IBM Rational RequisiteProUtilizing a start-to-finish sample project, requirements expert Peter Zielczynski introduces an organized, best-practice approach to managing requirements and shows how to implement every step with RequisitePro. You’ll walk through planning, eliciting, and clarifying stakeholder requirements; building use cases and other key project documents; managing changing requirements; transforming requirements into designs; and much more. Every stage of the process is illuminated with examples, realistic artifacts, and practical solutions.
Software Configuration Management Strategies and IBM Rational Clearcase, 2nd editionThe authors each draw on more than 15 years of SCM experience, and the knowledge of working with IBM Rational field teams in customer engagements worldwide. They systematically cover SCM planning and deployment, and SCM’s use throughout the entire project lifecycle: development, integration, building, baselining, release deployment, and beyond. They offer practical guidance on addressing challenges that arise as projects grow in size and complexity, from managing geographically distributed teams to tracking change requests.
Visual Modeling with IBM Rational Software Architect and UMLRenowned UML expert Terry Quatrani and J2EE/SOA evangelist Jim Palistrant walk you through visualizing all facets of system architecture at every stage of the project lifecycle. Whether you’re an architect, developer, or project manager, you’ll discover how to leverage IBM Rational’s latest innovations to optimize any project.
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