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Simplify development across hardware and programming environments

IBM offers a modern Eclipse-based multiplatform development environment, accelerating development across mainframe, mid-range, and distributed environments with a modern graphic user interface that are attractive to up and coming developers but they have much to offer current programmers regardless of their programming background. The single integrated development environment (IDE) provides a common view of tiered applications that support multiple platforms, languages and technologies. This IDE is also well integrated with our collaborative application lifecycle management tools, allowing teams which are working on different parts of an overall solution to coordinate their application development requirements, tasks, builds, and tests for even greater productivity.

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Featured multiplatform development products

  • Rational Developer for System z and zEnterprise System

    Rational Developer for System z and zEnterprise System

    Accelerate the development of CICS, IMS, DB2, and WAS applications while helping make multi-platform application development faster, more efficient, and less expensive.

  • Rational Development and Test Environment for System z

    Rational Development and Test Environment for System z

    Development and test environment for mainframe applications, complimenting the Rational Developer for System z products.

  • Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition

    Rational Developer for AIX and Linux C/C++ Edition

    Integrated development tools that support 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.

  • Rational Team Concert

    Rational Team Concert

    A unified and collaborative multiplatform team infrastructure including support for System z, IBM Power Systems™ and distributed systems to help streamline the entire application development and deployment life cycle across all operating environments.

  • Rational Application Developer

    Rational Application Developer

    Optimize development for IBM middleware, helping Java developers rapidly design, develop, assemble, test, profile and deploy high quality Java/Java EE ™, Portal, Web/Web 2.0, OSGi, Web services and SOA applications.

  • Rational Developer for i 

    Rational Developer for i 

    Integrated development tools for IBM i for RPG and COBOL application development

  • Rational Developer for AIX and Linux AIX COBOL Edition:

    Rational Developer for AIX and Linux AIX COBOL Edition:

    Integrated development tools for creating and maintaining COBOL applications that run on IBM AIX, including a subset of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software capabilities.

Find practical multiplatform development resources


Accelerate the Quality, Delivery and Adoption of Mainframe Applications with RDz 8.5
Developing on System z is now simpler, smarter and better than ever. IBM Rational has just updated Rational Developer for System z. Richard Szulweski and Stephen Henderson will discuss what's new with RDz and also what IBM is doing to help strengthen mainframe development.

Expert Integrated Systems: defining a new category, and Rational is ready!
The time has come for a new class of systems: systems with integrated expertise that combine the flexibility of a general purpose system, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance, namely IBM's Expert Integrated Systems. Randy Newell and Steve Weaver discuss the application development solutions that complement Expert Integrated Systems, including IBM's collaborative application lifecycle management solution to help you deliver quality software and services faster through better team collaboration, automation and governance across platforms.

Sandboxes are not just for kids!
Have you ever wondered how you can try IBM Rational products anytime, anyplace and anywhere at no cost? It's easy. Through hands-on participation, guided walk-thru and the use of live, running System z and Power Systems (IBM i, AIX, Linux) development scenarios and solutions, our Enterprise Modernization Sandboxes help you experience and evaluate IBM® Enterprise Modernization solutions for the System z™ and Power Systems™ platforms. Susan Yoskin, speaker.


JK Insurance wants to grow its market share—to attract new customers and retain existing ones by offering higher quality service than their competitors. The company decided to transform their claims processing by allowing policy holders to report and track status of their claims online 24/7 without the need for phone calls. IBM's Rational Enterprise Modernization solutions for Power Systems enabled JK to optimize and extend the value of their technology assets distributed across IBM i, AIX and Linux operating environments—helping JK cut development and application maintenance costs while maximizing the ROI of their custom C/C++, RPG, COBOL, Java, EGL and packaged applications.

Businesses need to proactively manage change, instead of struggling to keep up. Rational's Enterprise Modernization story provides best practices for managing an enterprise's Applications, People, and Team to achieve the optimal business value in today's tough economic climate. Customers can reduce project risk, exploit new technologies, empower new and existing IT staff, increase employee productivity, and improve operational efficiency and cost. Many options are available to get started today, achieve a quick ROI this year, and invest in long-term strategies that will position your company for the future.


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