There are many tools that support software development. The FSA is primarily a j2ee shop that utilizes SQL Server datasources. The IDE used is Eclipse or the Eclipse based Rational suite of tools, Rational Software Architect (RSA) for example. The developer coreload contains the latest version of the Rational suite of tools and the "Eclipse - Common Distribution" toolset can be found on the Approved Software
The FSA Assets
page contains all of the in-house built utilities, libraries, and components that can be used by FSA developers. If you have a utility that you believe could be leveraged by the agency, or would like to request a solution for a common problem, contact the Architecture Office.
Although downloading any software is strictly forbidden
, certain Open Source libraries can also be utilized for development. The Approved Software
page contains all approved Open Source and non-Open Source libraries that can be used by FSA Developers. To request additional software contact the Architecture Office.
Another source of information is the Developer Infobase Wiki page
in SharePoint (internal users only). It is available to provide a forum for developers to communicate low-level, non-standards based information (i.e. tips and tricks). It is not meant to be a home for policy, standards or flame wars, but rather a place to share undocumented but commonly needed information.