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
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.
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.
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 changes... [More]
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!
Fix Pack 2 for RD Power v7.6 is now available. The fix pack contains fixes to version 7.6. To install the fix pack, start the IBM Installation Manager and click on 'Update'. The fix pack is also available as a downloadable zip (~200MB). Readme: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27020917 Download link: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029161 The following corrections and enhancements have been included in this fix pack. IBM i:
SE45905 - Free form SQL formatter removes plus characters '+' from statements.
IBM SDK for Node.js 18.104.22.168 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.
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
Rational Developer for i V22.214.171.124 fixpack for V9.5 is 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 document lists the APARs and RFEs addressed by the fixpack. RDi Fix List: h t t p : / / w w w - 0 1 . i b m . c o m / s u p p o r t / d o c v i e w . w s s ? u i d = s w g 2 7 0 3 8 4 8 1
Fix Pack 1 for RD Power v8.0 is now available. The fix pack contains fixes to version 8.0. Link to the RD Power 126.96.36.199 Release Notes: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27020492 To install the fix pack, start the IBM Installation Manager and click on 'Update'. The fix pack is also available as a downloadable zip (100MB). You will find it on the Download section of the support site at: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24028500 Also
available: December 2010 AIX
server runtime PTF available for download from:... [More]
Last Friday I was presenting at the Wisconsin user group (WMCPA) on various RDi related topics. It was their all day fall conference and it went really well IMHO. Here are a few random thoughts from the day. There is a mental shift moving from the green screen "single task" based tools to the "multi-task" based RSE environment. I'm not just talking about the learning curve of learning a new tool, it's more about the mental shift of really understanding how the new tool works. That's a bit abstract, so let me try to make it more concrete with an... [More]
IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software is a family of
software development tools that afford proven benefits of increased
developer productivity and skills transferability. For a full use case,
see “Sky High.” Until now, one could have accurately described it as an Integrated
Development Environment (IDE) optimized for developing on Power Systems
technology. However, new capabilities just introduced extend it into
something more: an integrated development, optimization and porting
environment, if you will. Read more
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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 V9.1.1 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. RDi Fix List: htt p :// w ww- 0 1.i b m.c o m/s u ppo r t/d o cvi e w.w s s?u i d=s w g27 0 384 8 1 Knowledge center: http ://w ww-0 1.ib m.co m/su ppor t/kn owle dgec... [More]