New Developerworks RDi website is ‘IBM Rational Developer for i Hub’

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January 27, 2020

  • Want to learn IBM RDi?
  • Wondering where to go to find all those old RDi articles that used to be on IBM’s Developerworks website?
  • Googling, Binging and Duck Duck Going, frantically searching for help with RDi?

Back in October 2019, IBM announced they were killing the Developerworks website:

“As part of the overall IBM effort to reduce the number of duplicate client interaction portals and simplify the user experience with the digital side of IBM, we are sunsetting the developerWorks Connections platform which includes all URLs starting with,”

IBM Propeller Heads

Since sunsetting isn’t a real word, this could be typed as:

“Our budgets been reduced so we are deleting the Developerworks Connections website”

The more honest and less verbose IBM Propeller Head
New Developerworks RDi website is 'IBM Rational Developer for i Hub' 1

But don’t worry, the wonderful old library of IBM RDi knowledge wasn’t killed. Properly. Well, it was killed but it’s quickly been resurrected with a new name, a sexier front end and a great inbuilt search over at the brand new IBM Rational Developer for i Hub

The new IBM Rational Developer for i Hub is here 🙂

IBM Rational Developer for i Hub

IBM Rational Developer for i Hub

This new site will help current and prospective users of IBM Rational Developer for i be well-informed so as to become productive and successful. IBM® Rational® Developer for i provides a single development environment for modern IBM i application development and modernization, allowing developers to create and maintain traditional RPG, COBOL, C, C++, DDS, and SQL applications, as well as extend those with services and application clients implemented using a variety of other technologies.


IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Shameless Trekkie, Belligerent Nerd, Englishman Abroad and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and remember: If at first you don't succeed then skydiving probably isn't a hobby you should look into.

Nick Litten

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