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 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 .
Fix Pack 3 for RDi v7.5 is now available. The fix pack contains enhancements and fixes to version 7.5. To install the fix pack, start the IBM Installation Manager and click on 'Update'. The fix pack is also available as a downloadable zip (500MB). You will find it on the Download section of the support site soon. You can also download the zip from: http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/awdtools/rdi/v75/7503/zips/rdi-22.214.171.124.zip Link to the RDi 126.96.36.199 Release Notes:... [More]
I'm getting ready for an RDi customer demo for Monday and my co-presenter asked what are the main points I normally cover for RDi. Since I typed up the email, I figured I'd post it here as well. So here is my RDi elevator pitch (provided it's the CN Tower elevator): Modern Eclipse / Rational SDP tools for the IBM i RPG and COBOL developers. SEU / DPM tools are old and don't have even the basic features that developer on other platforms take for granted. Things as simple as the ability to undo and redo changes. Things as advanced as the ability... [More]
With RDi V7.5 come some changes to the default user ID for connection types. In previous releases when you would connect to IBM i, Linux, etc. the user ID field would be empty. Now the user ID field is pre-filled with your Windows login ID. If your Windows login ID matches your connection login ID then this is good news and will make logging in quicker. However for those that don't have them matching, like myself, you can manually change the default user ID. Since for IBM i connection types I have the same login ID for all my machines, I... [More]
System i Developer (a.k.a Susan, Jon, Paul, and Skip) have updated their RSE Pin-up with 10 new shortcuts and new tips on customizing the RPG editor. These 10 new shortcuts now bring the total to 46; including what I would consider to be the core, must know, RSE keyboard shortcuts. Printing and posting this is a must for anyone using the RSE!
The Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0.3 refresh pack is now available. For new customers, you can download a full electronic image of 8.0.3 or order the physical media using Passport Advantage or AAS. Existing customers can update to the 8.0.3 level. Also available is the October 2011 AIX refresh for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0 and the October 2011 Power Linux refresh for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0. Fix List: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27021392 8.0.3... [More]
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Rational Developer for i V9.5.1 update for V9.5 is now available! Also, the media images available for download have been refreshed to 9.5.1 level in Passport Advantage (Sept 9) and ESS (Sept 13). No new license needed. The update contains many enhancements including Mac OS X 10.11 support, Kerberos support, IFS project support via Remote Reconciler, and multiple RFEs. 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... [More]
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The 188.8.131.52 fixpack is now available for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0. Also available is the April 2011 AIX PTF for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0 and the April 2011 Power Linux PTF for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0. Fix List: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27021392 184.108.40.206 Fixpack: Readme DCF: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27020962 Download DCF: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029233 To install the fix pack, start the IBM... [More]
A new video has been added to the AIX COBOL playlist for IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software . This video covers all of the rich language understand features build into the editor that will greatly improve your COBOL programming productivity on AIX.
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]
javajoe2000 asked a good question on the RPG discussion forum: Why RDi 7.5? . I've written up a document with my opinions on why I think IBM i development shops should switch from SEU / PDM to RDi here: Why RDi 7.5 Please post discussion comments under Joe's original posting.
I'm presenting on RDi today as part of SystemiNetwork's free IBM i Development Essentials Virtual Conference today. I'll be presenting "RPG and COBOL Development in Less Time With Better Quality Using Rational Developer for i " at 4PM EST. I've created most of this presentation from scratch and there should be some goodies for both new and experienced RDi users. Hope to see you there!