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
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 22.214.171.124 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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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 ,
The Rational Developer for i trial page ( https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rdi/ ) is not currently showing the Web Install option but it is possible. With the Web Install option, you do not need to download the large zip files.
For details how you can do a web install, please see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21667734 .
The following presentation shows what RDi, the latest RPG language enhancements, embedded SQL, RPG Open Access and Profound Logic can do to make your ILE RPG programs look modern from the language and tools to the end application.
What's New in Rational Developer for i 9.0.1 was presented at the Toronto Users Group ( www.tug.ca ) on January 22, 2014.
The presentation includes the updates that were done to support the RPG language changes for free-form H/F/D/P specs along with the list of RFEs and APARs that were addressed.
The presentation is available at http://www.tug.ca/Downloads.html
Joe Pluta wrote an excellent article on how the 2 different ordering channels for Rational Developer for i
We recently got a question on how to get the activation kit for RDi if you ordered through the hardware channel.
You should have a CD in your media pack the contains the activation kit. The description should be on the CD label. For RDi 9.0 the activation kit... [More]
The Rational Developer for i V9.0.1 fix pack for V9.0 is now available.
Customers can go to Installation Manager and click Update or go to FixCentral to find the downloadable files for RDi 9.0.1.
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Fix List http ://w ww.i bm.c om/s uppo rt/d ocvi ew.w ss?u id=s wg27 0384 8 1
The Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0.1 fix pack for V9.0 is now available.
Customers can go to Installation Manager and click Update or go to FixCentral to find the downloadable files for RD AIX and Linux 9.0.1.
126.96.36.199 Download http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24036659
Fix List http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038480