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
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 1 for RD Power v8.0 is now available. The fix pack contains fixes to version 8.0. Link to the RD Power 22.214.171.124 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]
IBM SDK for Node.js 126.96.36.199 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.
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]
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]
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]
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
The Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V188.8.131.52 fix pack is now available. Customers can go to Installation Manager and click Update or go to FixCentral to find the downloadable files for RD Power 184.108.40.206. Also available is the January 2012 AIX server runtime refresh for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0 and the January 2012 Power Linux server runtime refresh for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0. Fix List: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27021392 220.127.116.11 Fixpack: Readme doc: ... [More]
Fix Pack 5 for RDi v7.5 is now available. Note: there was no 18.104.22.168 The fix pack contains 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 (580MB). You will find it on the Download section of the support site soon. You can also download the zip from: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/awdtools/rdi/v75/7505/zips/rdi-22.214.171.124.zip Link to the RDi 126.96.36.199 Release Notes:... [More]
The 188.8.131.52 fixpack is now available for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0. Also available is the June 2011 AIX PTF for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0 and the June 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: https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27021876 Download DCF: https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24030068 June 2011 AIX PTF: Download DCF: ... [More]
BM Rational Developer for Power Systems Hear from Bill Smith, Product Manager, about the
capabilities of the latest release of Rational Developer for Power
Systems Software for IBM i, AIX and Linux. Focus will be on a new class
of workflow driven Advisor tools for porting and optimizing C and C++
applications for AIX. Listen to the podcast.
Check out this webinar by IBM Systems Magazine about Smart Tools on IBM
i, AIX, and Linux for Faster Time to Market Get an early look at
the next version of Rational's offerings for Power Systems. New advancements in
compilers and significantly enhanced development tools will give your
organization a competitive advantage! Listen to the replay .
A 'What's New in RDi 9.5' presentation was given at the Toronto User Group's November Meeting of Members. It gives an overview of enhancements in the release. The presentation can be accessed from http://www.tug.ca/MoMHandouts/2015-11-18/What_sNewRDi9_5.pdf
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]
The RDi install is fairly straight-forward. But one question that users have wondered about is the one on using an existing package group or creating a new one. The notion of a package group is of a group of products that are integrated together. If you only have one product, then you create a package group just for the one product. If you have multiple products, you can choose to install them all into the same package group so that they are integrated (all their functionality being available in one IDE). There are additional uses of... [More]