This 5-day ILT course is designed to help students understand Programming Essentials for IBM WebSphere Commerce Version 8. Students build on the skills that were developed in course IBM WebSphere Commerce V7 Foundation (6S221G).
In-depth lectures cover the skills and knowledge students need to customize an IBM WebSphere Commerce Version 8 site. Lecture topics include an introduction to the integrated development environment for WebSphere Commerce, which is built upon Rational Application Developer V9.5. From that starting point, students develop and configure storefronts. In addition, students learn how to build custom business logic and handing data through the command framework, business object document (BOD) processing framework, and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs).
Students are also introduced to many of the new features that are provided in WebSphere Commerce V8. The features include: how to develop for the presentation layer, business logic layer, data service layer, and persistence layer of WebSphere Commerce using Spring, Struts framework with related concepts like responsive web design. To complete the experience, students learn the basics of integrating WebSphere Commerce with other systems in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services.
Hands-on lab exercises are provided throughout the course to reinforce lecture content. They let students gain practical experience by designing and implementing customized WebSphere Commerce solutions. Students practice their newly developed WebSphere Commerce skills by performing tasks. For example, creating new views and commands, extending WebSphere Commerce capabilities by building custom projects in the persistence layer, using REST services and deploying Web services.