5725-K78 IBM Rational Developer for the Enterprise 9.5

IBM Canada Sales Manual
Revised: July 6, 2021


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Product life cycle dates

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Program Number VRM Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5725-K78 09.05.00 2015-09-01 2015-09-18 - 2020-09-30
5725-K78 09.01.01 2014-10-26 2014-12-12 2019-04-19 2019-04-30
5725-K78 09.01.00 2014-04-28 2014-05-23 2019-04-19 2019-04-30
5725-K78 09.00.00 2013-04-23 2013-06-14 2018-09-15 2018-09-30
5724-J19 09.05.00 2015-09-01 2015-09-18 - 2020-09-30
5724-J19 09.01.01 2014-10-26 2014-10-31 2019-04-08 2019-09-30
5724-J19 09.01.00 2014-04-28 2014-05-23 2019-04-08 2019-09-30
5724-S50 09.05.00 2015-09-01 2015-09-18 - -
5724-S50 09.01.01 2014-10-26 2014-12-12 - -
5724-S50 09.01.00 2014-04-28 2014-05-23 - 2019-04-30
5724-T07 09.05.00 2015-09-01 2015-09-18 2020-09-18 2020-09-30
5724-T07 09.01.01 2014-10-26 2014-12-12 2019-04-19 2019-04-30
5724-T07 09.01.00 2014-04-28 2014-05-23 2019-04-19 2019-04-30


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Program number

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  • IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.5.0 (5724-J19)
  • IBM Rational Developer for the Enterprise 9.5.0 (5725-K78)
  • IBM Rational Business Developer 9.5.0 (5724-S50)
  • IBM Rational Developer for System z 9.5.0 (5724-T07)


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Abstract

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Rational Application Developer for WebSphere 9.1.1

The Version 9.1.1 of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Rational Developer for System z, Rational Developer for i, Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, Rational Business Developer, and Rational Developer for the Enterprise enable expanded usage scenarios and improved usability. Also, some capabilities and installation scenarios are deprecated. See the Description section of this document for details.

The delivery modes for Version 9.1.1 are:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software and Rational Developer for System z provide a refreshed, full, Version 9.1.1 installable image and also deliver an update image through FixCentral that can be applied to an existing Version 9.1.0.x installation. Physical media kits are not updated with the refreshed, full- installable image.
  • Rational Developer for i, Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, and Rational Business Developer provide a Version 9.1.1 update image through FixCentral that can be applied to an existing Version 9.1.0.x installation. These products do not provide refreshed full- installable images for Version 9.1.1.

The IBM Rational Integrated Development Environment (IDE) offerings are designed to optimize the activities of software design, creation, evolution, initial quality assurance, and maintenance in the context of a DevOps practice. Their purpose is to help you realize the objectives of DevOps, including:

  • Speed: Deliver more, faster.
  • Business agility: Make your developers' skills more portable so that you are able to pivot more quickly in response to rapidly changing business conditions and requirements; provide them with tools for rapidly modernizing heritage systems of record and developing multichannel (mobile) applications that use a wide variety of back-end systems.
  • Efficiency: Eliminate waste, in particular, waste introduced by software defects and inefficient collaboration.

The IDEs provide these high-level capabilities:

  • (Speed, agility) Application comprehension and impact analysis tools that help you make decisions more quickly and shorten learning curves
  • (Speed) Intelligent editors, outline views, content assist, auto- completion, instantaneous syntax validation, context help, and other capabilities that help you implement your decisions more quickly.
  • (Business agility) Tools for developing multitier, multichannel (mobile) enterprise applications that leverage a wide variety of back- end systems.
  • (Business agility) A variety of tools and techniques for maintaining, extending, and modernizing COBOL, RPG, PL/1, EJB, and other applications.
  • (Business agility) A common developer user experience across a breadth of languages, programming models, and platforms.
  • (Efficiency) Initial code quality tools such as code-generating wizards, static code analysis, code coverage analysis, profiling, unit test automation, cross-language/cross-platform debugger and a team debugging capability to help you minimise defect introduction, find introduced defects quickly, and fix them efficiently.
  • (Efficiency) Capabilities to help optimize applications for specific target platforms and middleware, so you can make the most efficient use of infrastructure and maximise your return on investments in it.
  • (Efficiency) Integrations with the broader IBM DevOps solution to provide developers with collaboration tools and visibility to activities and status across the lifecycle from planning and requirements through change and configuration management, downstream testing and deployment, and customer feedback.

The information in this document covers the following IDE offerings:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
  • Rational Developer for System z
  • Rational Business Developer
  • Rational Developer for the Enterprise

For more information on products in the Rational IDE portfolio, see the following Sales Manual documents:

  • IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software (5724-J19)
  • IBM Rational Business Developer (5724-S50)
  • IBM Rational Developer for System z (5724-T07)


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Version 9.1.1 of the products listed below enable expanded usage scenarios and improved usability.

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
  • Rational Developer for System z
  • Rational Developer for i
  • Rational Developer for AIX and Linux
  • Rational Business Developer
  • Rational Developer for the Enterprise

Notes:

Some of these products may include, as a convenience, third-party open source software components that are provided "as is".

Some capabilities and installation scenarios are deprecated.

For information about the physical forms in which the Version 9.1.1 is delivered, see the Description section.

The version 9.1 releases of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Rational Developer for System z, Rational Business Developer, and Rational Developer for the Enterprise deliver additional capabilities. Highlights include:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software: Integration of Apache Cordova tools for developing hybrid mobile applications
  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software: Improved workbench startup time
  • Rational Developer for System z: Integrated Debugger now supports PL/1, C/C++, IMS TM, and DB2 Stored Procedures; code coverage feature now uses the Integrated Debugger technology, so additional prerequisite software is no longer required to take advantage of this functionality
  • Rational Developer for System z: Control flow diagrams have been implemented for PL/1
  • Rational Developer for System z: The zUnit unit testing framework has been enhanced with capabilities for more fully automating creation of COBOL test cases and test data
  • Rational Developer for System z: Support for JSON in the Enterprise Service Tools (EST), simplifying the use of existing CICS services by mobile applications
  • Rational Developer for System z: Improved integration with Rational Team Concert including effective remote project support
  • Rational Business Developer: Ability to deploy EGL Web and REST based applications to the Liberty Profile in CICS Translation Server 5.1
  • Rational Business Developer: EGL language annotations
  • Rational Business Developer: Additional Dojo widget capabilities
  • Rational Business Developer: Extension Points and APIs


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Description

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Rational Application Developer for WebSphere 9.1.1

The Version 9.1.1 of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Rational Developer for System z, Rational Developer for i, Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, Rational Business Developer, and Rational Developer for the Enterprise enable expanded usage scenarios and improved usability.

The delivery modes for Version 9.1.1 are:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software and Rational Developer for System z deliver a refreshed, full, Version 9.1.1 installable image and also provide a Version 9.1.1 update image (through FixCentral) that can be applied to an existing Version 9.1.0.x installation. Physical media kits are not updated with the refreshed, full installable image.

Updated capabilities:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software: Addition of tools for interacting with the IBM Bluemix and DevOps Services public cloud environments
  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software: An expanded set of static analysis capabilities (additional Java code rules and new Java code metrics)
  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, and the "+ Java" edition of Rational Developer for i: Updates to Cordova tools (update to Cordova 3.5.0, and other usability enhancements)
  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software: Portal Tools enhancements (script-based portlets capability that are supported by jQuery and dojo tooling)
  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux (C/C++ Edition): Ability to use the little endian Ubuntu Server 14.04 distribution on PowerLinux systems as a target runtime environment. The Rational Agent Controller (RAC) component included with these products, now supports the ability to connect and interact with remote Java applications running on the little endian distribution
  • Rational Developer for System z (RDz): Debugger enhancements, such as support for simultaneous sessions in a CICS region that use either IBM Debug Tool or the RDz integrated debugger, and debugger client tolerance of current and two, previous debug server version levels (client and engine versions no longer have to match)
  • Rational Developer for System z (RDz): Unit test automation (zUnit) enhancements such as stubbing of I/O calls and tooling to simplify the build process, and a simplified UI for test case creation
  • Rational Developer for System z (RDz): A job notifications capability and an improved push-to-client capability for centralizing administration of tool and workspace configurations and settings
  • Rational Developer for System z (RDz): Currency updates for CICS 5.2 support and IMS 13.1 support
  • Rational Business Developer: Support for Dojo 1.9 runtime, and usability enhancements within the EGL IDE capabilities

Support for additional desktop operating system distributions is also added. See each detailed product system requirements report using the Software Product Compatibility Reports tool on

http://www-969.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility /clarity/index.html

Capabilities that are deprecated:

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software:

  • Tool support for Struts 1.1 runtime. The Apache Struts 1.1 runtime reached end of life (as an OSS distribution) as of April 23, 2013, and as a web development framework this leaves high risk of security vulnerabilities being discovered that will not be fixed by the community. Guidance from the Apache Struts community can be found on:
http://struts.apache.org/struts1eol-announcement.html

As alternatives to Struts 1.1, consider using:

  • Struts v2 as described in the IBM technote at
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21327401
  • JSF
  • Universal Test Client (for testing legacy EJB 1.x and 2.x)
  • Table and Datasource Creator
  • Apache Tiles
  • The legacy preference management capabilities provided by the workspacePreferenceGet, workspacePreferenceSet, and workspacePreferenceFile Ant tasks. Replacement: Always use the Eclipse preference store management.
  • The antImportProjectSet' provider type for the projectSetImport Ant task. Replacement: Use your Source Code Management (SCM) provider type, such as CVS or Git.
  • The USERID and PASSWORD attributes for the projectSetImport Ant task. Replacement: define an authentication child element to the task for each repository that requires username and password credentials.

Rational Developer for System z (RDz):

  • Creation of new COBOL and PL/I DB2 Stored Procedures. Replacement: do this through SQL or Java
  • Push to Host
  • Offline Projects

All IDEs:

  • Support for installing into an existing non-IBM Eclipse instance.
    Note: Installation into an existing IBM Package Group, which is the process used to install multiple IBM products into the same Eclipse instance, which is sometimes called "shell sharing") is not deprecated
  • Tool support for IBM Workload Deployer and IBM PureApplication System.
  • Test component (for unit test reporting) in TPTP.

Capabilities that are removed in Rational Developer for System z include:

  • TxSeries 7.1 is no longer be included as part of Rational Developer for System z physical packaging.

Note: Some of these products may include, as part of their Bills of materials (installable images), third-party open source software components that owners of the products commonly use in combination with the products. This is done purely as a convenience to the customer. These components are provided "as is" and IBM does not assume any responsibility for technical support of these components. Technical support of these components is the responsibility of the open source software communities that produce them. Customers are responsible to seek technical support directly from those communities. Also, such third-party components might not conform to IBM internal standards for software accessibility and internationalization (for example, such components might be English-only). To the extent that IBM provides internally produced software that implements specific points of integration with such third-party components, or software that provides support for installing such third-party components, IBM does assume responsibility for technical support of the integration and/or installation software. At this time, in the Products that are described in this document, these third-party components are included "as is" in the products' bills of material:
  • (Eclipse) eGit (updated to eGit 3.4.1 in this delivery)
  • (Apache) Cordova (updated to Cordova 3.5.0 in this delivery)
  • Eclipse Marketplace Client
  • Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse

Additional key product information for Version 9.1 of IBM Rational Integrated Development Environment offerings:

  1. Changes are being made to the way that Authorized User activation kits are fulfilled for the Rational Integrated Development Environments. For details, see
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27041656
  2. Some of these products may include, as part of their Bills of Materials (installable images), third-party open source software components that owners of the products commonly use in combination with the products. This is done purely as a convenience to the customer. These components are provided as is and IBM does not assume any responsibility for technical support of these components. Technical support of these components is the responsibility of the open source software communities that produce them. Customers are responsible to seek technical support directly from those communities. Also, such third-party components might not conform to IBM's own internal standards for software accessibility and internationalization (for example, such components might be English-only). To the extent that IBM provides internally produced software that implements specific points of integration with such third-party components, or software that provides support for installing such third-party components, IBM does assume responsibility for technical support of the integration and/or installation software. At this time, in the products that are the subject of this announcement, these third-party components are included as is in the products' Bills of Materials:
    • (Eclipse) eGit
    • (Apache) Cordova

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software core capabilities

Rational Application Developer is an award-winning development environment that can be used to target a variety of application servers, databases, and other middleware, but is optimised for WebSphere Application Server and Liberty Profile (a simplified lightweight runtime for web and OSGi applications), WebSphere Portal Server, and IBM PureApplication System. It provides an environment for development of Java EE, SOA, OSGi, Cloud, Web 2.0, Mobile Web, Hybrid Mobile, Portal, SCA, SIP, and Modern batch applications. In addition to code creation tools it supports unit testing using embedded test servers, and it provides problem determination and code analysis tools for assuring delivery of high-quality applications.

Among the key capabilities provided by 9.0 of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software that continue to be provided in 9.1:

  • JEE6 support (EJB 3.1, JPA 2.0, JSF 2.0, and Servlet 3.0).
  • Simplified development of Web 2.0 and mobile web-style rich Internet applications with support for AJAX, JavaScript, Dojo, JQuery, HTML5, CSS3, and REST services.
  • Complete IBM Worklight Developer Edition for developing native mobile, mobile web, and hybrid mobile applications (Worklight server must be purchased separately for running production apps).
  • Tools for developing OSGI applications.
  • Tools for developing Modern Java batch applications.
  • Diagrammatic tools for developing SOA solutions using Service Components Architecture (OASIS SCA 1.1).
  • Service Mapping tools.
  • Tools for working with system and application patterns supported by IBM Workload Deployer.
  • Embedded WebSphere Application Server (including the Liberty profile) and WebSphere Portal Server test environments.
  • Tools for developing JAX-WS Web Services targeting Liberty server with core security.
  • Tools for targeting and installing user-defined Liberty Features.
  • WebSphere adapter support for SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, CICS, and IMS.
  • Code review (static analysis) with 200+ predefined rules for coding guidelines and best practices, "Quick Fix" suggestions and an extensible framework that supports addition of custom rules.
  • Line-level-code coverage analysis: provides detailed information on what code paths were run during program execution and helps to ensure the proper test coverage. The results can be shared and used to gate code deliveries, through integration with Rational Team Concert.
  • Integration with the Rational Team Concert build system allows for code coverage to be automated in your build verification tests.
  • Run-time analysis tools including memory leak detection, thread lock detection, user defined probes, and performance analysis.
  • Collaborative debugging (based on integrations with Rational Team Concert) that enables teams to share live debug sessions between members.

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.1 capabilities

  • Support for latest updates to WebSphere Application Server and Liberty Profile versions 8.5.5.x.
  • Integration of Apache Cordova tools for developing hybrid mobile applications that do not depend on an IBM Worklight runtime environment. Use Rational Application Developer's rich web development capabilities and also easily access the Apache Cordova tools from within the IDE. This complements and streamlines the use of the Cordova mobile development framework.
  • Ability to share code coverage statistics between the workbench and command line interface as well as between sessions through import and export functions. This is designed to facilitate and promote team-based code quality initiatives and governance.
  • Tools and simplified approach for using Web Application Bridge to manage contents between web-based content providers and WebSphere Portal. Provides predefined but customizable filters for automatic code generation and deployment.
  • Tools for developing Java Server Faces Portlets now exploit Context and Dependency Injection (CDI).
  • Improved workbench startup time.
  • Updates to supported desktop operating systems, Eclipse fix level, and JDK fix levels.

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software deprecations

These capabilities are declared to be deprecated and they might be removed from the product in some future release. Clients who believe they would be adversely impacted by future removal of these capabilities should inform Rational Client Support, so that their feedback can be considered in future product planning.

  • Rational Unified Process (RUP) Process Advisor and Process Browser
  • Rational RequisitePro Integration
  • Rational ClearCase SCM Adapter
  • Java Visual Editor
  • Tool support for EJB 1.x and 2.x
  • Tool support for JSF Widget Library
  • Site Designing Portlet

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software removals

These capabilities were previously declared to be deprecated and as of 9.1 they have been removed from the product.

  • Rational Cloud Toolkit (for Smart Cloud Enterprise, which has been retired and replaced by SoftLayer)

Rational Developer for System z

Rational Developer for System z provides the core capabilities for creating and maintaining z/OS applications. It runs on developers' desktops and is integrated with the optimizing IBM compilers as well as with server-side explorer and debugger services that run on z/OS. It can also support many development activities while not connected to a System z environment. It uses industry standards to simplify the development and maintenance of:

  • Rich client interfaces and web applications
  • Traditional terminal interfaces
  • Web services
  • Back-end business logic developed with COBOL, PL/1, High-Level Assembler, C/C++, Java, JCL, and REXX and deployable to CICS, IMS, DB2, Batch, and z/OS
  • Integrated service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based composite applications

Rational Developer for System z integrates with existing System z development processes and tools including those for problem determination, project management, testing solutions, and System z configuration management systems.

As part of the IBM Integrated System z Development and Test (ISDz) solution Rational Developer for z can be combined with the Rational Development and Test Environment for System z (which is based on the IBM System z Personal Development Tool). The Development and Test environment is designed to enable a virtual System z architecture environment that allows mainframe operating systems, middleware, and software to run unaltered on x86 platforms. No System z mainframe hardware is needed.

Among the key capabilities provided by 9.0 of Rational Developer for System z that continue to be provided in 9.1:

Application structural analysis and other comprehension tools

  • Control flow diagrams for COBOL programs: a graphical representation of the program flow with links to the underlying source and zoom in-out capability
  • Data element table showing all the data elements for a given COBOL or PL/1 program being edited and its dependent copy books or include files
  • Call Hierarchy for PL/1 showing caller and called relationships of PL/1 procedures in a hierarchical tree view
  • Open called programs from within COBOL and PL/1 source

Tools for assuring initial code quality and managing quality risk:

  • z/OS Automated Unit Testing Framework (zUnit): A code-driven unit testing framework for Enterprise COBOL and PL/1 applications. Automates execution and verification of Enterprise COBOL and PL/1 unit test cases.
  • "Program scope static analysis" for identifying and highlighting potentially unreachable code.
  • General static analysis that inspects your code for compliance with rules and best practices. Includes predefined rules and templates for COBOL and PL/1 applications, and a framework with support for building your own custom rules. Code review results can be viewed interactively in the Software Analyzer results view or through generated reports in HTML, PDF, CSV, or XML formats.
  • Integrated interactive debugger: Built on an architecture that uses very little System z resource and enables step debugging across complex solutions implemented in multiple languages or deployed to multiple platforms.
  • Headless static code review: Enables static analysis to be performed in zero-GUI ("headless") mode, so analysis can be incorporated into automated build and test processes.
  • Line level code coverage: Provides tools to measure and report on test coverage of an application, indicating what source code lines were tested and which lines remain to be tested.
  • Headless LL code coverage: Enables coverage analysis to be performed in zero-GUI ("headless") mode, so analysis can be incorporated into automated build and test processes.

Code creation and editing capabilities:

  • Outline-rapid navigation views
  • Content assist and real-time syntax checking
  • Smart indentation and highlighting
  • Refactoring (for example, rename) agents
  • Contextual hover information (for example, quick reference for COPY and INCLUDE statements)
  • Hyperlink support for COBOL copybooks and PL/1 include files
  • Sequence number support in COBOL and PL/1 editors
  • Modern JCL editor; JCL Template support; ability to open JCL Procedures from within JCL edit session
  • Refresh Copybooks action when working with remote files

Team collaboration and repository support: Tools for accessing and interacting with a number of the industry's leading source code management and collaborative lifecycle management tools

  • Rational Team Concert.
  • CA Endevor Software Change Manager: Access and work with CA Endevor Software Change Manager managed source code, including an Endevor Element Search action, the ability to edit files directly from the repository.
  • SCLM Developer Toolkit: Access and work with source code managed by Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM).
  • Rational ClearCase SCM Adapter: For versioning of software artifacts in ClearCase versioned object bases (VOBs) using snapshot views and dynamic views when ClearCase VOB and view servers are also installed.

Optimized tooling support for CICS:

  • Enterprise Service Tools for CICS (including Service Component Architecture): Provides an integrated set of tools that support modern application architectures and the transformation and reuse of existing CICS application processes. The tools support generation of web service descriptions and service flow processing artifacts directly to a z/OS system, including CICS TS and the CICS Service Flow Runtime.
  • BMS Screen Designer: Enables you to visually create and modify Basic Mapping Support (BMS) map sets. It is designed for CICS developers who are familiar with terminal-based tools (for example, SDF II) or GUI-based tools, such as the BMS editor included with VA COBOL.
  • CICS Code Generators: Design tools and wizards which allow you to rapidly create CICS Transaction Server application code skeleton and logic from UML models or user-provided input, for example, using UML models or database schema definitions to generate CICS transactions which provide Create, Read, Update, and Delete interfaces to DB2 tables.

Note: With the inclusion of an integrated copy of the CICS Explorer, IBM has deprecated the Application Deployment Manager (ADM) capabilities in the Rational Developer for System z Integrated Development Environment products as of 8.5. The CICS Explorer allows you to query, define, and install needed CICS resources, Services, and SCA bundles. The combination of CICS Explorer and IBM Rational Developer for System z simplifies the CICS development process by removing or automating several manual steps in the service deployment and testing cycle. The deprecated ADM capabilities continue to be supported for defect fixes and support questions, but no enhancements, feature updates, or additional platform support are planned. The ADM capabilities will be removed from the Rational Developer for System z products at a later date.

IMS tools: for developers working with IMS Transaction Manager (TM) and Database (DB)

  • Enterprise Service tools for IMS: An integrated set of tools that supports modern application architectures and the transformation and reuse of existing IMS application processes, including support for COBOL top-down for IMS Synchronous callout. The tools support generation of Web service descriptions and processing artifacts directly to a z/OS system, including the IMS Enterprise Suite 2.2 SOAP Gateway and IMS info 2.0. applications. Enterprise Service Tools quickly enable the move towards (SOA).
  • MFS screen designer: Enables you to create and modify Message Format Service (MFS) message and format files. Many Information Management System (IMS) programs are based on MFS, which is an IMS Transaction Manager environment facility that formats messages to and from terminal devices.
  • IMS Code Generators: Provides code snippets which allow you to rapidly add common programming objects to IMS application code.

DB2 tools: Tools specifically for developers working with DB2 databases, stored procedures, and applications

  • Data tools: Tools for working with tables, table views, and filters. Create physical database models by reverse engineering database tables or using DDL scripts. Create SQL statements, DB2 routines (such as stored procedures and user-defined functions), and several types of files, including SQLJ, SQL DDL, and XML files.
  • System z stored procedures: Create, test, and deploy DB2 stored procedures written in COBOL, PL/1, Java, or SQL directly to a z/OS system.

Extensibility features: Adapt and extend the development environment with custom designed tools to match your own architectures, standards, and practices.

  • Resource Access API: Extend the function of Rational Developer for System z by programmatically accessing and manipulating remote resources.
  • Common Access Repository Manager (CARMA): Provides a unified interface and set of services for accessing System z-based source control management tools. CARMA also provides a generic graphical user interface (GUI) client that can be used as a framework for accessing and interfacing with custom source control management systems.
  • COBOL Application Model API: Provides access to the COBOL language elements of your source code, to support creation of custom static analysis rules.

Other capabilities:

  • Data editor for QSAM files.
  • Supports use of remote SYSLIB ( Data set concatenation ) for Local projects.
  • Code Generation: design tools and wizards for rapidly creating System z application skeletons and logic from UML models or user- provided input.
  • Support for Extended Address Volume (EAV) on z/OS.
  • Ability to select multiple JCL files and submit them all at once.

Rational Developer for System z 9.1 capabilities

  • The Integrated Debugger is enhanced to include the following additional language and sub-system support providing full edit/compile/debug capability out of the box.
    • Additional languages: PL/1, C/C++.
    • Additional subsystems: IMS TM, DB2 Stored Procedures
  • The code coverage feature now leverages the Integrated Debugger technology, so additional prerequisite software is no longer required to take advantage of this functionality.
  • Control flow diagrams: Support for PL/1 including links to the underlying source, zoom in/out capability, and print/export the diagram to a bitmap.
  • Static code analysis and custom rule development: Support for PL/1 including predefined rules and expansion of the analysis framework support along with exposure of PL/1 program model AIPs enabling the development of custom PL/1 rules.
  • Code Review baseline support: The code review feature is now enhanced with the ability to report violations occurring in newly modified sections of COBOL and PL/1 code without reporting violations which existed in a specified baseline version of the code.
  • Unit test automation: zUnit has been enhanced to help reduce the developer's workload when creating COBOL test cases by providing interfaces and wizards for setting test data, generating test data, and generating test cases from test data.
  • The CICS TS Feature Pack for Mobile Extensions 1.0 enables you to extend the reach of your existing COBOL, C/C++, and PL/1 programs to mobile devices, without having to make costly changes to your applications. To further leverage that recently introduced capability, the Rational Developer for System z Enterprise Service Tools (EST) feature now provides tools for creating CICS JSON Web Service artifacts in a manner consistent with how EST supports creation of artifacts for COBOL and PL/1 applications that use SOAP as the protocol and XML for data transformation.
  • Improved integration with Rational Team Concert including effective remote project support and enhancements in the User Build capability.
  • IDE scalability and reliability: Performance improvements have been made to the Remote z/OS Search functionality.

Rational Developer for System z deprecations

These capabilities are declared to be deprecated and they might be removed from the product in some future release. Clients who believe they would be adversely impacted by future removal of these capabilities should inform Rational Client Support, so that their feedback can be considered in future product planning.

  • IMS PL/1 Top Down API
  • Local syntax check capability
  • Rational ClearCase SCM Adapter
  • RUP explorer and advisor
  • Rational RequisitePro Integration
  • IMS Web 2.0 Projects in EST
  • Application Deployment Manager capabilities (recommended replacement: CICS Explorer capabilities)
  • Web Services Explorer

Rational Developer for System z removals

These capabilities were previously declared to be deprecated and as of 9.1 they have been removed from the product.

  • SOAP for CICS Projects in EST (deprecated at version 9.0.1)
  • Rational Cloud Toolkit (for Smart Cloud Enterprise, which has been retired and replaced by SoftLayer - deprecated at version 9.0.1)

Rational Business Developer

Rational Business Developer is an integrated development environment for EGL, a programming technology designed to simplify multiplatform application development. With EGL, developers can focus more on implementing the needs of the business and less on the intricacies of underlying frameworks and middleware. EGL provides a common programming language and model across all parts of an application, complements popular languages like Java, JavaScript and COBOL, and deploys to popular platforms such as WebSphere Application Server, IBM Power Systems, and CICS. EGL aids productivity by allowing the programmer to use a single, consistent programming language to build end-to-end applications including mobile and Web 2.0 based user interfaces, distributed or mainframe based business and database logic, and web services as well as traditional 3270/5250 and batch applications.

Rational Business Developer capabilities in version 9.1

  • Ability to deploy EGL Web and REST based application to the Liberty Profile in CICS Translation Server 5.1.
  • EGL language annotations to enable enhanced user documentation capabilities within EGL code and provide granular control for CICS Transaction IDs to the program level.
  • Additional Dojo Widget Capability in Web 2.0 and Mobile such as enhanced DataGrid Capability and a TimePicker Mobile Dojo Widget.
  • Extension Points and APIs for Business Partners to build third party tools.

Rational Business Developer deprecations

These capabilities are declared to be deprecated and they might be removed from the product in some future release. Clients who believe they would be adversely impacted by future removal of these capabilities should inform Rational Client Support, so that their feedback can be considered in future product planning.

  • EGL Java Server Faces (JSF) development tools and runtime including JSF project creation wizard. IBM recommends using the EGL Rich User Internet (RUI or Web 2.0) capability for application development using EGL. Details of JSF-related capabilities that are deprecated: JSF page designer (Page editor, Page Data view, Palette view, Properties view, and "Quick Edit" view); JSF debugger; and the EGL runtime support used to execute EGL JSF applications within web containers. Note: The JSF Widget Library (JWL) which EGL utilized is also deprecated in the Rational Application Developer 8.5.x maintenance stream, as of 8.5.1.

Rational Business Developer removals

These capabilities were previously declared to be deprecated and as of 9.1 they have been removed from the product. Removed in this release means that development using these features will not be possible. However, existing EGL source code using these features will be marked as deprecated, but generation and deployment is still allowed.

  • EGL Portlet development tools and runtime; this includes the EGL Portlet project creation wizard and the PortalLib within the EGL language. IBM recommends using the EGL Rich User Internet (RUI) or Web 2.0 capability for application development using EGL.
  • Informix 4GL (I4GL) to EGL migration tools and EGL I4GL related runtime capabilities including: I4GL to EGL migration tools; The I4GL Application Conversion wizard; The I4GL Shared Library Conversion wizard; The Informix Database Schema Extraction wizard.
  • EGL Language and runtime support that enable migrated I4GL applications (also known as Console UI in EGL) applications including language elements specific to Console UI applications, such as Window, Menu, ConsoleForm, ConsoleField, Menu and MenuItem. This includes all Console UI application modes including curses, Swing and RCP (Rich Client Platform).
  • EGL Plug-in Project creation wizard.
  • EGL Integration with Jasper reports including: the JasperReportHandler language element, the tools to enable configuration of Jasper capabilities for EGL projects, and the EGL project creation wizard and project properties page. IBM recommends using EGL support of BIRT for report development with EGL.

Rational Developer for the Enterprise

Rational Developer for the Enterprise is a "soft bundle" offering comprised of the following offerings which can also be purchased independently:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
  • Rational Developer for System z
  • Rational Developer for I RPG and COBOL Tools
  • Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition
  • Rational Developer for AIX and Linux AIX COBOL Edition
  • Rational Business Developer

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Operating environment

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Hardware requirements

Disk Space: Minimum: 2 GB - 5 GB depending upon RAD/WAS configuration; Recommended: 2 GB - 5 GB depending upon RAD-WAS configuration.
Note: Solid State Drives (SSDs) may further improve performance. High End Configuration (Large Workspace-Multiple WAS): 2 GB - 5 GB depending upon RAD-WAS configuration.
Note: Additional WAS test environments may require additional disk space.

Display: 1024 x 768 minimum, 1280 x 1024 recommended.

Memory: Minimum: 3 GB RAM; Recommended: 4 GB RAM. High End Configuration (Large Workspace/Multiple WAS): 6GB RAM

Processor: Minimum: 32-bit (x86) core2 duo (or equivalent); Recommended: 64-bit (x64) core2 quad (or equivalent). High End Configuration (Large Workspace-Multiple WAS): 64-bit (x64) processor, i5 (or equivalent), or better.

Software requirements

None



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Planning information

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Customer responsibilities

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Publications

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No publications are shipped with these products.

The IBM Publications Center portal is located on

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalogue of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available on-line in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Trademarks

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** Company, product, or service name may be a trade-mark or service mark of others.

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