Rational Programming Patterns

IBM® Rational® Programming Patterns™ modernizes pattern-driven programming and enterprise-wide repository services for Pacbase developers within the Rational Software Delivery Platform. It provides tools for a low-cost migration of all Pacbase development assets. Using a modern, comprehensive, and collaborative IDE allows Pacbase developers to maintain a high level of individual productivity, while unifying development processes and tools with System z and Java developers.


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Services are available to help you migrate Pacbase applications to the Rational Software Delivery Platform and to help you maintain the applications, once migrated. To help you get started quickly and maximize your productivity with IBM Rational products, a variety of service options are available, including technical support, professional services, and instructor-led and Web-based training.

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Prerequisites

  • VisualAge Pacbase 3.5: To migrate from a Pacbase repository, you must first extract data from Pacbase, which will be imported into Rational Programming Patterns. The extraction procedures used to create the data are available with the 3.5 V09 version of Pacbase. If this release is not installed on your site, please contact a VisualAge Pacbase support representative to request it:
  • Rational Developer for System z V9.0: Gives System z developers tools for traditional mainframe development and for integrated, mixed workloads. An interactive, workstation-based environment lets you connect to a mainframe and develop mainframe-based applications in COBOL, PL/I, Assembler, C/C++, and Java code, as well as workstation-based applications in COBOL, PL/I, and Java code.
  • Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0: An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) built on the Eclipse platform specifically designed for creating and maintaining COBOL applications on AIX running on Power systems and PureSystems™. It resides on the developer’s desktop, supporting development in both host-connected and disconnected modes. In addition to supporting AIX COBOL, this product includes a substantial subset of the capabilities of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere® Software to enable development of Java, JEE, Web2.0, SOA and mobile applications.
  • Rational Team Concert 4.0.3 (Developer for IBM Enterprise Platforms license): Integrates work item tracking, source control management, continuous builds, iteration planning, and a highly configurable process support to adapt to the way you want to work, enabling developers, architects, project managers, and project owners to work together effectively.

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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. Please note that there is optional packaged software which will be available for official download to supplement the trial after purchase via your Passport Advantage site.

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