IBM® Rational® for i is an integrated development environment (IDE) built on the Eclipse platform. Designed for creating and maintaining applications on IBM i systems, it resides on the developer’s desktop, supporting development in both host-connected and disconnected modes.
This product has all features enabled. Download the product for an evaluation period of 60 days (120 days if installing with the latest fixpack). The simplest method to install the product at the latest fixpack level is to use the web install method. Alternatively, you can download the full product zip image. For more options on how to install the product on multiple developer machines, see this technote. If the product activation kits are purchased, they can be applied to the product to fully activate the product.
Note: If you download the zip files, ensure that the zip files are all unzipped to the same local folder.
How to fully activate the product
After evaluation, fully activating the product is a simple process of installing a license activation kit that you download from IBM after you purchase the product. You will not have to uninstall or reinstall the product. Please note that there is optional packaged software, which will be available for official download after purchase.