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Rational Developer for i Download
IBM® Rational® Developer for i provides an integrated development environment (IDE) to create, maintain and modernize applications on the IBM i platform. It integrates developer tools such as search, edit, build and analysis, refactoring capabilities and debuggers with the widely used Eclipse framework for faster, easier application development and modernization. It resides on the developer’s desktop, supporting development in both host-connected and disconnected modes.
This product has all features enabled. Download the product for an evaluation period of 120 days. The simplest method to install the product at the latest fixpack level is to use the web install method. Alternatively, you can download the product zip images. For more options on how to install the product on multiple developer machines, see this technote.
Select Download method:
- Automated web install using IBM Installation Manager (Windows)
- Web install using IBM Installation Manager (Mac, Linux)
- Download product zip images (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Note: Ensure that the zip files are all unzipped to the same local folder.
- Buy online from IBM Marketplace or Passport Advantage Express
How to fully activate the product
After evaluation, fully activating the product is a simple process of installing a license activation kit that you download from IBM after you purchase the product. You will not have to uninstall or reinstall the product. Please note that there is optional packaged software, which will be available for official download after purchase.