Rational Rhapsody

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Rational Rhapsody
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Developer(s) Rational Software
Stable release 7.6.1 / Q4 2011
Operating system Cross-platform
Type UML tool SysML
Website www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/rhapsody/

Rational Rhapsody, a modeling environment based on UML, Rhapsody is a visual development environment for systems engineers and software developers creating real-time or embedded systems and software. Rational Rhapsody uses graphical models to generate software applications in various languages including C, C++, Ada, Java and C#.

Rational Rhapsody helps diverse teams collaborate to understand and elaborate requirements, abstract complexity visually using industry standard languages (UML, SysML, AUTOSAR, DoDAF, MODAF, UPDM), validate functionality early in development, and automate delivery of high quality products.[clarification needed]

History[edit]

Rhapsody was first released in 1996 by Israeli software company I-Logix Inc.[1] Rhapsody was developed as an object-oriented tool for modeling and executing Statecharts, based on work done by David Harel at the Weizmann Institute of Science, who was the first to develop the concept of Statecharts.[2]

In 2006, I-Logix's shareholders sold the company to Swedish software company Telelogic AB.[3] Rhapsody became an Rational Software product after the acquisition of Telelogic AB in 2008, like all former Telelogic products.[4] Since the rebranding, Rational Rhapsody has been integrated with IBM Rational Quality Manager and IBM Rational Publishing Engine.

Editions[edit]

Engineers and developers might select one of the following Rational Rhapsody editions for their specific needs:

Rational Rhapsody Developer[5] provides an environment that enables early validation of behavior of embedded systems and software to uncover defects earlier in the product lifecycle by using rapid prototyping, visual debugging and model execution to help deliver products that meet requirements faster. This version has these additional features:

  • Full behavioral code generation for C, C++, Java, and Ada applications targeting real-time operating systems may improve developer productivity
  • Requirements traceability to design, code and test in integrated environment
  • Industry standard based UML and SysML modeling environment helps team communication while maintaining consistency across different views
  • Design object-oriented or functional C based applications
  • Integration with Eclipse development environment for integrated code, model, and debugging operations

Rational Rhapsody Designer for Systems Engineers][6] provides system engineers with a collaborative development environment with simulation for early requirements, architecture, and behavioral validation to improve the communication of complex requirements and trade-off analysis of complex systems. This version has these additional features:

  • Integrated requirements and modeling environment using industry standard SysML or UML diagrams
  • Full lifecycle traceability and analysis from requirements to design
  • Automates tedious tasks with the systems engineering toolkit
  • Static model checking analysis helps design consistency
  • Includes configuration management interface support with advanced graphical difference and merging capabilities for parallel development
  • Automate documentation across product lifecycle with IBM Rational Publishing Engine

Rational Rhapsody Architect for Software][7] provides a UML and SysML based software development environment for real-time and embedded software development. Embedded software developers can leverage an integrated software development environment for C, C++ or Java code that helps improve application consistency through UML based modeling to visualize and document the design of embedded and real time applications. This version has these additional features:

  • Visualize architecture and design with industry standard UML
  • Generate C, C++, or Java code frames
  • Reverse engineer C, C++ or Java code for visualization and documentation
  • Integration with Eclipse development environment for integrated code, model, and debugging operations
  • Maintain consistency of architecture, design, code and documentation automatically
  • Develop automotive applications using AUTOSAR

Rational Rhapsody Architect for Systems Engineers[8] helps systems engineers collaborate to manage complexity to develop products and specify cohesive architectures and designs. Features include:

  • Integrated requirements and modeling environment using industry standard SysML or UML diagrams
  • Full lifecycle traceability and analysis from requirements to design, with customizable automatic documentation capabilities
  • Static model checking analysis helps design consistency
  • Automate tedious manual tasks with systems engineering toolkit
  • XMI and Rational Rose import for legacy system and re-use
  • Configuration management interface support with advanced graphical difference and merging capabilities for parallel development
  • Collaborative development with integration with the Jazz-based Rational Team Concert solution through Eclipse
  • Develop systems of systems with additional DoDAF, MODAF or UPDM support

Rational Rhapsody Design Manager[9] enables you to share, collaborate and manage your designs across the systems engineering and embedded software development lifecycle using IBM Rational Jazz technology

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harel, D.; Gery, E.; Weizmann Inst. of Sci., Rehovot "Executable object modeling with statecharts" 25 Mar 1996 doi:10.1109/ICSE.1996.493420
  2. ^ Harel, David. "Statecharts in the Making: A Personal Account". The Weizmann Institute of Science. 
  3. ^ "Telelogic Acquires I-Logix, Secures Leading Position in Embedded Market". Embedded Star. 3/6/2006. 
  4. ^ "IBM Completes Acquisition of Telelogic AB by IBM Rational". IBM Press room (IBM). Apr 3, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  5. ^ Rational Rhapsody Developer
  6. ^ Rational Rhapsody Designer for Systems Engineers
  7. ^ Rational Rhapsody Architect for Software
  8. ^ Rational Rhapsody Architect for Systems Engineers
  9. ^ Rational Rhapsody Design Manager

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