IBM® Rational® Business Developer is designed to meet the needs of business developers, providing a simplified, highly productive, and comprehensive development environment for the EGL language. It includes tools to develop, test, and debug EGL applications and services that can be generated as Java™ or COBOL and deployed to various application servers, such as WebSphere Application Server, and enterprise environments on System z and Power Systems. EGL also simplifies development of open standards-based Web 2.0 style applications, thus providing a common language across both client and server.


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* IBM Installation Manager is about 90MB. The size of the trial code itself and the download time required varies according to the product components you select. The estimated download time using Download Director over a 1.5Mbps connection is approximately 12 hours to 17 hours, significantly less when using Installation Manager.

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Converting trial code to product code is a simple process of installing a license activation kit that you download from IBM after you purchase the product. You will not have to uninstall or reinstall the product.

If you purchase floating licenses, and you want to use license keys to control usage within your organization, you will instead log into the Rational License Key Center to download the Rational License Manager and generate the appropriate license keys.

For more details, see Product Activation of Eclipse-based Rational products.

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