Feature spotlights

Simple service creation

IBM® Rational® Business Developer is an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) that simplifies the development of Web 2.0, mobile, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and traditional applications using the Enterprise Generation Language (EGL). Developers can deliver Web 2.0 and mobile applications and services without having to master Java and SOA programming. Developers can create, test and debug EGL applications while generating Java, JavaScript or COBOL code for deployment.

Multiplatform deployment

This software supports development and deployment of traditional green screen applications for IBM i and IBM z Systems®. It supports development and deployment of services to IBM WebSphere® Application Server on multiple platforms. IBM Rational Business Developer allows developers to work within the familiar Eclipse-based environment, leveraging existing development skills.

Transforms EGL source

This software uses a single, high-level language for streamlined development of the business application. It generates different languages for a single application, such as JavaScript for an application user interface and Java or COBOL for the application back end. This software increases productivity and reduces the technology learning curve to improve business agility and competitiveness.

Extensible platform

IBM Rational Business Developer extends existing IT assets and provides the extensibility, scalability and productivity features of an Eclipse-based platform. It integrates with IBM Rational Developer for z Systems, IBM Rational Developer for i, and IBM Rational Software Architect, and integrates with IBM Rational Team Concert™ for advanced configuration, source control and change management.

Technical details

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    Hardware requirements

    There are no hardware requirements for IBM Rational Business Developer.

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