You wouldn’t buy a pair of shoes without trying them on. Nor would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive. So why would you commit to using software without trying it first?
If you’ve wanted to try a new version of your favorite software or play with software you haven’t used before, there’s no time like the present. All of the Rational® trial software is listed on the developerWorks® Evaluation Software page. You can access the evaluation software in one or more of these three ways: download, sandbox, and cloud. The cloud applications are hosted on either IBM® SmartCloud Enterprise or Amazon Web Services.
Download trials are typically available for 30 or 60 days. You’ll have three hours to play with the software in a sandbox. Tutorials and exercises to guide you through tasks are included in most of the sandboxes.
If you don’t want to download many individual products, try the enterprise modernization sandbox for IBM® Power Systems™ or the enterprise modernization sandbox for IBM® System z®. These two sandboxes are multi-product ones where you can try many products that work together. To access these sandboxes and the various products that they include, you access the products in the cloud first.
What are you going to try today?