Skills Modernization

Simplifying multiplatform development across hardware and programming environments

To keep pace with today’s application demands, development teams need to be able to coordinate their application development requirements, tasks, builds, and tests for increased productivity with reduced time to delivery.

IBM’s modern Eclipse-based multiplatform development environment helps to accelerate development across mainframe, mid-range (including POWER8™) and distributed environments.
This multiplatform environment features graphical user interfaces, as well as in addition to integration with older tools including TSO/ISPF or PDM/SEU. The integrated development environment (IDE) provides a common view of tiered applications that support multiple platforms, languages and technologies. It also is well integrated with IBM collaborative application lifecycle management tools for even greater productivity.

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  • 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 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.

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    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 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.



  • Rational Developer for i

    Rational Developer for i
    Integrated development tools for IBM i for RPG and COBOL application development.

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Evaluate IBM Rational Developer for System z
Accelerate the development of CICS,IMS, DB2, and WAS applications while helping make multi-platform application development faster, more efficient, and less expensive.

What’s new in IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services V8
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) helps enterprises quickly and cost-effectively modernize their host applications to adapt to today’s fast changing markets.

Discussion: IBM i Application Modernization
Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) allows you to reuse and repurpose your existing IBM i 5250 assets in innovative ways. Tim Parker from IBM’s Raleigh Development lab discusses application modernization and extension approaches using HATS.

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