Rational Apex

Rational Apex

A comprehensive Ada development environment for Unix systems from IBM. The tools extend to Ada 95/Ada 83 development as well as support for C/C++. Rational Apex evolved from the original, proprietary hardware-based Ada environment that Rational Machines was founded on in the early 1980s. Later renamed Rational Software, IBM acquired the company in 2003. See Rational Rose.
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Atego, the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative development tools for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software and hardware, has entered into an agreement with International Business Machines Corporation to acquire the IBM Rational Apex(R) Ada Developer product family, including the IBM Rational Apex integrated development environment.
The new Rational Apex development environment for real-time, embedded Ada language applications was created to meet the stringent reliability requirements of developers in the military and avionics industries.
Rational Apex is an integrated, team-oriented programming environment that provides architectural control and greatly simplifies the process of building and managing Ada and mixed language Ada and C++ applications.
Under the agreement, IONA will support the UNIX-based Rational Apex C++ compilers in its industry-leading object request broker, Orbix.
h++ libraries for Rational Apex C/C++, and Rational and Rogue Wave will publish the visual models of these libraries for use with Rational Rose.
Through a tight integration with Rational Apex Ada, Rational's premiere Ada development environment, TestMate uses the Apex environment's internal representation of the program's structure allowing for thorough and complete analysis of the software being verified.
Rational's comprehensive product line includes the Rational Rose family of visual modeling tools; the SQA Suite of client/server testing tools; RequisitePro for capturing and managing software requirements; SoDA for automating software document generation; the Rational Summit family of component management and task/change management tools; and the Rational Apex family of integrated programming environments.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- Rational(R) Software Corporation today announced the availability of Rational Apex Ada 95/83 for Windows NT.
4, 1996--Rational Software Corporation today announced availability of a new version of its Rational Apex Ada 95/83 software-development environment for native and embedded-systems development.
Rational Rose is part of Rational's total lifecycle solution, which includes Rational Apex for team development, SoDA for software documentation, Rational Summit for process and project management, Rational Visual Test for integrated test management, and tools for configuration management and version control.
Rational Apex supports C/C++, Java, and Ada and provides capabilities for editing, debugging, configuration management, and architecture control.