Welcome to the IBM Rational Developer for i hub; a place for the RDi community to mingle and discuss all things RDi and a central place to help you find the RDi information you need. It's an area where you can get to know the developers
A Beta is now available for an experimental technology optimizing test coverage and utilization that is provided in the form of IBM Installation Manager offering that can be installed into existing instances of IBM Rational Developer for i V9.1.1 or IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.1.1.
This is an enhanced code coverage experience which allows your testers and developers to understand your automated or manual test coverage. You will gain insight into what source files are covered and what tests need to be run when... [More]
When clicking Update in IBM Installation Manager, it will search the IBM service repositories for product updates (e.g. fixpacks). The service repositories are hosted on IBM servers. There have been recent changes to the servers to address security vulnerabilities. As a result, Installation Manager 1.7.3 or older will no longer find product updates. Installation Manager 1.8 or newer works with the updated server.
For more information, see http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21695613
Rational Developer for i V9.1.1 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.1.1 fixpacks for V9.1 are now available!
You can go to IBM Installation Manager and click Update or go to FixCentral to find the downloadable files (links available in the Fix List documents). The Fix List documents list the enhancements and APARS included in the fixpacks.
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Knowledge center: http ://w ww-0 1.ib... [More]
The IBM Support Portal has a feature for sending you email notifications for the latest information on products including Rational Developer for i.
It is very configurable. You can choose which products you are interested in and you can also choose what type of information you want to be notified about. e.g. new releases, new fixpacks, APARs, etc.
To set this up:
- go to the RDi Support Portal at http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/product/rational/rational_developer_for_i?productContext=219228721
There is a new video available which shows you the Push-to-Client feature being introduced in Rational Developer for i V9.1.1. The feature provides the capability for centralizing administration of tool and workspace configurations and settings. RDi V9.1.1 will be available Dec 12, 2014 as a fixpack for V9.1.
Version 9.1.1 of Rational Developer for i and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux were announced today.
They will be made available as fixpacks (not new installs) in December.
For details, see:
There is a Redbook and a Redpaper covering modernizing IBM i Applications you might find useful.
Redbook: Modernization of IBM i Applications - from the Database Up to the User Interface and Everything in between
Redpaper: Tools and Solutions for Modernizing your IBM i Applications
We are gathering some good resources to help those who have decided to purchase and need to navigate the product fulfillment process.
There is now a new section to the wiki on how to purchase RDi
It points to helpful primer information on different editions, license types and product fulfillment channels.
There is an intro to the ordering process for both channels complete with flow chart .... [More]
Check out the newly updated Enterprise Modernization Power Systems Sandbox and experience Rational application development solutions for IBM i, IBM AIX, and Linux on Power.
We are especially excited with the latest updates for IBM i developers, featuring:
New instant access to the environment - "Nothing to install!"
Refreshed levels of software - IBM i OS, server and client components
Improved usability - your server credentials last for the whole work week!
Nine RDi labs... [More]
NOTE: Please read as the information on this blog post has been corrected.
Anyone entitled to 9.0 should also see 9.1 available on ESS. If you do not see RDi 9.0 or 9.1, it is possible that you need to change the IBM i OS level to 6.1 or higher in order to see them.
IBM SDK for Node.js 220.127.116.11 for Cordova tools interim fix has been made available for Rational Developer for i v9.1.
The interim fix is to address the OpsenSSL vulnerability in the IBM SDK for Node.js used by the Cordova tools in the Modernization Tools, Java Edition.
The interim fix does not affect any other features.
To apply the interim fix, open IBM Installation Manager and select Update.
RDi provides you with options to use both local and remote help.
A number of people were asking if it is possible to switch to local help to avoid firewall or network lag.
Here is a wiki page documenting how.
Rational Developer for i V9.1 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.1 are now available on Passport Advantage!
Note: see the bottom of the post for updated information.
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RDi Fix List: http ://w ww-0 1.ib m.co m/su ppor t/do cvie w.ws s?ui d=sw g270 3848 1
Knowledge center: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAE4W_9.1.0
RD AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition product page: http ://w ww.i... [More]
Version 9.1 of Rational Developer for i and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux were announced today.
For details, see http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUSC14-019#214-188
The new versions will be available May 23, 2014.
There are multiple methods for how to have Rational Developer for i installed and updated when considering a large number of developer machines.
For an overview of the methods, please see http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21668005 ,