To learn TDI on your own (or better prepare yourself for an instructor-led course) work first through the Getting Started
tutorial included in the TDI online documentation. All the example files you need are installed under the "examples/Tutorial" sub-folder of your TDI installation directory.
And here is a collection of HowTo
There are also IBM Education online tutorials here
Word of advice:
After you've done the Getting Started exercises, try running them step-by-step (read: Hook-by-Hook) in the AL Debugger. There is a video tutorial below that gives you a quick overview. The Debugger will save you hours when building and troubleshooting your solutions and allows you to interactively view and modify data as your AL executes.
For instructor-led training courses, see the Education and Training page
try these lines: interactive course at w3schools
and interactive course at CodeAcademy
More YouTube videos
Cognos - Using TDI to gather Cognos performance metrics
This is a silent film made by Cognos product manager Scott Masson to show how TDI can be used (and automated) to grab metrics from the AppServer dispatcher and service beans that make up the Cognos system. These are then written to a data mart so that BI tools in Cognos are then used to create a performance and trending dashboard for the application itself. This solution must surely be of interest for other AppServer apps as well.
Of course TDI can also be used to gather other business data for analysis by Cognos.
Creating your own custom components
- 14 Aug 2012