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
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 - click on the... [More]
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEBKyI8QjTA
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: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=AN&subtype=CA&htmlfid=897/ENUS214-461&appname=USN
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 http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248185.html?Open Redpaper: Tools and Solutions for Modernizing your IBM i Applications http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp5095.html?Open
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 . This will be helpful... [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 updated with new level of function Three new... [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. RDi product page: http ://w ww-0 3.ib m.co m/so ftwa re/p rodu cts/ us/e n/de v-ib m- i 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 bm.c om/s oftw are/ prod ucts /us/ en/d ev-c... [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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxI38_w_CEs&feature=youtu.be
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 http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/ibmi/developer/general/rational_procurement1/?page=2 We recently got a question on how to get the activation kit for RDi if you ordered through the hardware channel. http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/201401/msg00143.html 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 CD number should be... [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. 9.0.1 Download http ://w ww.i bm.c om/s uppo rt/d ocvi ew.w ss?u id=s wg24 036660 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
The Rational Developer for i V188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206. 220.127.116.11 Download http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24035419 Fix List http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038481
The Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124. UPDATE - August 3, 2013 126.96.36.199 Download http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24035421 Fix List http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038480
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise now offers software images with Rational Developer for i 9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux 9.0. There are enhanced configuration options for the images which let you customize the instance created. Options include also installing Rational Team Concert and IBM Data Studio for you! Note: currently it is offered as BYOL - Bring your own license. http ://w ww.i bm.c om/d evel oper work s/cl oud/ devt est. html #byo l Learn more about the enterprise-ready IBM SmartCloud Enterprise... [More]
Rational Developer for i V9.0 and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux V9.0 are now available! (Note: there have been updates to the information. The latest updates are at the bottom of this post.) Overview of Rational V9.0 IDE products: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/rational-ide-v9/index.html RDi 9.0 product page: http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/dev-ibm-i RDi 9.0 Fix List: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038481 RD AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition product page:... [More]
Managing software and product lifecycle integration has always been a challenge and with the rate of the new demands on the enterprise the challenges are increasing. Leaders from different standards organizations and industry will lead interactive discussions on the importance of open technologies to help enterprises manage the lifecycle activities within their environments. Learn about the direction lifecycle integration is taking as a result of the inclusion of open standards and the importance of this work to you. You will also hear how you... [More]
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise now offers a software image with RD Power 8.5.1. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/devtest.html Note: currently it is offered as BYOL - Bring your own license. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/devtest.html#byol Here is a link to an overview of SmartCloud Enterprise for development and test: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-cloudview.html IBM on the Cloud FAQ: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-cloudfaq.html Update: here is a direct link for the RD Power Cloud... [More]
The Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.5.1 fix pack for V8.5 is now available. Customers
can go to Installation Manager and click Update or go to FixCentral to
find the downloadable files for RD Power 8.5.1. Also
available is the November 2012 AIX server runtime refresh for Rational
Developer for Power Systems Software V8.5 and the November 2012 Power
Linux server runtime refresh for Rational Developer for Power Systems
Software V8.5. Fix List (has list of the changes/RFEs/APARs): ... [More]
I’ve compiled a short list of sources to help folks get started with RD Power. If you know of any references that can be added to this list, let me know and I’ll update this entry to include them. Announcements 8.5.1 announce and content Eric Simpson has written another blog entry on the availability of 8.5.1 I hope to have an article with some details of the 8.5.1 features available soon - improvements made to compare and to RPG Live! 8.5 announce and content IBM Announcement Letter I have finally published an article with some details of... [More]
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