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
We have created three playlists on the
IBMRational Youtube Channel to show what you can do with Rational
Developer for Power, and how you can do it. As we create more videos
they'll be added to these playlists, so all you need to do is
bookmark the playlist and you'll have access to all the demos
COBOL Development with Rational Developer for Power C
and C++ Development with Rational Developer for Power Advanced
Uses of Rational Developer for Power
Read Dave Dykstals latest article about RD Power v8.0.3. Although this is a service release, it contains some significant new functions. Check out the improvements described in
the IBM i enhancements section, which are a direct result of many Requests for Enhancement (RFEs) of the IBM® i
operating system support in Rational Developer for Power. Then read up about common AIX and Linux support, including reconciler updates and launch configuration updates. Next, see COBOL on AIX features that include a new COBOL editor, a new structured... [More]
Version 9.1.1 of Rational Developer for i and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux were announced today. They will be made available as fixpacks (not new installs) in December. For details, see: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=AN&subtype=CA&htmlfid=897/ENUS214-461&appname=USN
The Rational Developer for i V184.108.40.206 fix pack for V9.0 is now available. Customers can go to Installation Manager and click Update or go to FixCentral to find the downloadable files for RDi 220.127.116.11. 18.104.22.168 Download http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24035419 Fix List http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038481
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise now offers a software image with RD Power 8.5.1. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/devtest.html Note: currently it is offered as BYOL - Bring your own license. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/devtest.html#byol Here is a link to an overview of SmartCloud Enterprise for development and test: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-cloudview.html IBM on the Cloud FAQ: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-cloudfaq.html Update: here is a direct link for the RD Power Cloud... [More]
Rational® Developer for Power Systems Software™ offers
integrated development environments for the major development workloads
on IBM® i, AIX®, and Linux™,
including RPG, COBOL, DDS, CL, C/C++, Java™ on IBM i, Java,
C/C++ on Linux, C/C++, COBOL,
and Java on AIX. Version 8.0.3 enhancements include: Support for GNU C/C++ compiler, including a parser, compile result
integration and the ability to debug applications compiled using the
GNU compiler A new migration and porting assistance framework, and an initial
set of rules for COBOL... [More]
Tap Your Full Potential with POWERful Software Development If you've made the wise investment in IBM Power Systems, why not maximize it with Rational Developer for Power Version 8.5? This compelling new IDE offers powerful code performance recommendations, code coverage analysis and code porting capabilities -- all of which add up to better software, rolled into production faster, with fewer bugs and higher uptime.
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]
I don't know how many times a day I have to hit Ctrl+z to undo Word or PowerPoint's "auto correction" of my i to an I (as in Rational Developer for I, Rational Team Concert for I, or IBM I). So I finally bit the bullet and removed those auto-correction rules since I don't generally write about myself in Word or PowerPoint. Honestly, i have no idea why it took me so long
Tomorrow (Friday Jan 8) is the 4th webcast in the freee RDi series being run by Sirius Computer Solutions (on of our IBM business partners) and co-presented by me. This webcast will focus on the Application Diagram, a tool within RDi that can generate visual overviews of the structure of a set of source members or programs / service programs. This includes: A visual call graph for ILE RPG, COBOL, and CL source members A visual graph showing the ILE bindings between modules, programs, and service programs Here are the details for joining, this... [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]
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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!
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.