Check out the new What's new in Rational Business Developer 8 article on developerWorks! This article describes many of the new [great] features in version 8 ...
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From archive: December 2010 X
The new version of Rational Business Developer is now generally available! As I explained in October, version 8.0.1 represents a major update, and has some very compelling new features, especially for those of you developing Web applications and services.
How to get version 8 ...
Either method works regardless of whether you have entitlement to the product or not (alternatively, you can download the RBD 8.0.1 parts from the PPA site). Once you install the trial, you can apply the version 8.0.1 license activation kit (or configure your floating keys). As always, post any questions to the EGL Forum.
Let me be the first to thank the great team of architects, developers, testers, and writers (spanning multiple continents) that put in long days (and nights) to deliver this new release!
Looking forward to your feedback (both good and bad) ...