Create, maintain and modernize applications on IBM i

IBM® Rational® Developer 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.

The three editions of IBM Rational Developer for i represent the evolutions of products previously marketed under the following names: IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software RPG and COBOL Tools for i, IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software Power Tools for i, and IBM Rational Developer for i for SOA Construction.

Rational Developer for i helps derive more value from software development resources.

Increased developer productivity

Increased business agility

Increased team efficiency

Flexible packaging

All three editions of Rational Developer for i include tools to support C, C++, CL, DDS, and SQL development on IBM i:

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December 10, 2013 Update: RDi version 9.0.1 supports the use of the newly expanded scope of free-form RPG syntax!

IBM® Rational® Developer for i® version 9.0 is available in three editions. Based on Eclipse level 4.2.2., the desktop operating system support has been updated to include Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 TLS. This product was formerly marketed as Rational Developer for Power Systems Software and as Rational Developer for i for SOA Construction.

Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL Tools v9.0

Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, Java Edition v9.0

Rational Developer for i RPG and COBOL + Modernization Tools, EGL Edition v9.0

System requirements

The following are basic hardware and software requirements for IBM Rational Developer for i, version 9.0.

View the detailed system requirements for IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software version 9.0 for more information, such as supported versions of application servers.

DESKTOP (where IDE is installed)
Operating systems Other Software Hardware
Browsers:
Processor:
Disk space:
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Memory:
SERVER (what IDE connects to)
Operating systems Other Software Hardware

More information about any required Power Systems server PTFs can be found by:
  1. Open the Remote System Explorer perspective
  2. Create a connection to your IBM i server by expanding New Connection and double clicking on IBM i
  3. Expand your new connection and right-click on IBM i Objects
  4. Select Verify Connection from the menu. This displays a dialog that shows which required PTFs are already installed on the system and which ones are missing
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