Integrated Development Environments for mobile, distributed, mainframe, and midrange platforms

The IBM® Rational® Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) run on the developer’s desktop, providing rich capabilities for developing, unit testing, debugging, analyzing, modernizing, and optimizing applications.

Product editions:

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software: Helps developers design, develop, test, analyze, and deploy multi-tier, multi-channel Java, Java EE, portal, web and Web 2.0, OSGi, Web Services, REST services, SOA, mobile web, and hybrid mobile, and IBM Bluemix applications.
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Rational Business Developer: simplifies multi-platform application development with EGL, providing a common programming language and model across all tiers of an application, complementing popular languages including Java, JavaScript, and COBOL.
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Rational Developer for AIX and Linux AIX COBOL Edition: provides the environment for creating and maintaining COBOL applications that run on IBM AIX, including a subset of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software capabilities. (Formerly marketed as Rational Developer for Power Systems Software.)
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Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition: supports development of C and C++ applications that run partly or fully on IBM AIX® or Linux® on IBM Power Systems™ hardware, as well as support for the x86 Linux infrastructure for subsequent porting to Power systems. (Formerly marketed as Rational Developer for Power Systems Software)
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Rational Developer for System z: provides modern application development tools for IBM® z/OS® operating systems, enabling developers to create and maintain traditional System z® CICS®, IMS, DB2®, and Batch applications
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Rational Developer for i: supports application development for the IBM i platform (formerly known as AS400), supporting several language options in addition to multiple application modernization techniques Versions include RPG and COBOL Tools, RPG and COBOL+ Modernization Tools, Java Edition, and RPG and COBOL+ Modernization Tools, EGL Edition.
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Rational Developer for the Enterprise: supports enterprise application development that incorporates a heterogeneous mix of platforms and languages, comprising the full capabilities of IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Rational Developer for System z®, Rational Business Developer, Rational Developer for i, Rational Developer for AIX® and Linux C/C++ Edition, and Rational Developer for AIX and Linux AIX COBOL Edition. (Market replacement for Rational Developer for zEnterprise®).
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