IBM Rational Business Developer V8.0.1 simplifies innovation by enabling multiplatform application development with EGL, an open business application language

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-404
October 26, 2010

ENUS210-404.PDF ENUS210-404.PDF

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IBM® Rational® Business Developer, an integrated development environment for the EGL language, enables IT organizations to build innovative solutions while:

  • Improving flexibility and responsiveness to the business
  • Reducing costs by improving developer productivity
  • Reusing existing, proven assets in new ways

IBM Rational Business Developer lets IT organizations achieve increased levels of application development productivity and enables business-savvy developers to exploit emerging computing technologies to fulfill new and changing business requirements with minimum retraining costs and time.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).



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IBM Rational Business Developer delivers the latest technology tools to support the development, testing, and debugging of EGL applications and services. EGL code compiles into Java, JavaScript, or COBOL code optimized for deployment to a broad variety of application runtime environments, including JEE servers (such as WebSphere®, Apache Tomcat, and IBM i Integrated Application Server) and traditional transactional systems (such as IBM System z®, CICS®, and Information Management System (IMS™) or IBM i).

EGL, an open source business language, is ideal for business-oriented development teams who value ease of learning and high productivity, but need to quickly deliver modern applications and services. EGL supports the needs of business application development by providing the tools and capabilities to deploy applications and services to a wide variety of platforms and operating environments. EGL hides the details of the target execution platforms and associated middleware, freeing developers to focus on the business problem rather than on the underlying implementation technologies. Developers who have little or no experience with Java and web technologies can use EGL to create enterprise-class services and applications quickly and easily. Developers with little or no experience with mainframe programming can quickly create highly optimized System z or IBM i services and applications.

IBM recognizes that the construction of cross-platform, web-based, and service-oriented solutions poses significant technical challenges that require a long and continuous learning process. This issue is not new in our industry. With each computing technology revolution came new technical programming challenges that taxed developers' time in terms of learning and coding intricate systems services interfaces at the expense of time devoted to coding business functionality.



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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and the Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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December 3, 2010, electronic availability

December 10, 2010, media availability



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Description
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Overview of EGL

EGL is a modern, open, declarative-style programming language that is designed for building next-generation business applications. The primary goal of EGL is to speed development of powerful, modern applications. A secondary goal is to shield developers from the intricacies of modern application development. To enable the broadest platform and environment support, EGL code is compiled into Java, COBOL, and JavaScript. Developers are not expected to view, maintain, or debug this generated code. The generated Java code can run on many platforms, and generated COBOL code can run on System z (under CICS or IBM IMS) on IBM i. This flexibility gives you the freedom to more easily run code on the platforms of your choice. It also helps future-proof applications by enabling one choice today while keeping future options open and available for tomorrow.

EGL Rich UI enables the creation of standard JavaScript-based applications, without needing to learn Ajax, JavaScript, SOAP, representational state transfer, and the other complex technologies typically required to build these solutions. This is critical for businesses that have a set of traditional developers (that understand the business), but need to build modern Web 2.0-style user interfaces.

EGL is now open source and developed on Eclipse.org under the EGL Development Tools Project. The EGL language, compiler, and a subset of generators and tools are developed under the project, thus ensuring complete and open access to the EGL technology. The goal of the project is to broaden adoption of the technology and allow other developers and vendors to extend and enhance the EGL language, runtime, and tool components. More information about the project can be found at

http://www.eclipse.org/proposals/egl

Overview of IBM Rational Business Developer

IBM Rational Business Developer provides a comprehensive and powerful development workbench for the EGL language. IBM Rational Business Developer provides the tools to develop, test, debug, build, and deploy EGL applications. These tools work seamlessly with the surrounding Eclipse-based toolset to provide a seamless development experience for all types of application development. IBM Rational Business Developer addresses the full spectrum of modern business application requirements, including development of:

  • Business services: The language includes the built-in notion of "service," allowing you to create and invoke services in an extremely simple and straightforward way, and to permeate systems architecture with service orientation.
  • Web applications: Tight integration of EGL with Java Server Faces (JSF) framework and JSF tooling enables programmers to create web applications in a simple and productive way, without the need to know either Java or the details of the JSF framework.
  • Rich Internet applications (RIAs): With EGL Rich UI, organizations have the tools to build rich, responsive client-based applications that access web services.
  • Portlets: EGL JSF web applications can also be deployed to WebSphere Portal Server, and EGL provides built-in functions to interface the portal framework, including support for inter-portlet communications.
  • Reports: EGL integration with the BIRT, an open source reporting engine, allows you to create professional reports.
  • Batch systems: The language includes the built-in notion of "batch program," which can be generated to run without end-user interaction; for example, to produce reports or to batch database loads and updates.
  • Text user-interface applications: To facilitate migration of existing systems to a modern development environment, EGL includes the ability to create traditional character-based (green-screen, such as 5250 and 3270) user interfaces and relative programming constructs. This capability can also be used for new development if needed.

With IBM Rational Business Developer, business developers can now develop rich, modern Web 2.0-style applications. The industry-wide adoption of Web 2.0 is changing the way people use and exchange information and how businesses operate on the web today. With Web 2.0, business can deliver external and internal solutions by modernizing and extending existing assets in innovative ways, while harvesting services dispersed across the Internet. To deal with the challenges of building these rich, browser-based applications, Web 2.0 technologies are based on simpler programming models. Those techniques accelerate time to market by improving the consumption of existing enterprise assets. Web 2.0 is all about using the Internet creatively, as a platform to foster innovation, speed, and simplicity.

New in Version 8.0.1

New capabilities and enhancements delivered in IBM Rational Business Developer V8.0.1:

Improved usability when developing Web 2.0 UIs with Rich UI Visual Editor

  • Improved visual feedback as user is dropping new widgets and moving existing widgets.
  • Introduced new grid-oriented layout widget, which allows for more precise placement of widgets.
  • Improved performance when adding new widgets and changing widget settings.
  • Use of Mozilla-based browser for visual editor canvas improves performance and decreases memory usage.

New tools for quickly creating UI forms and grids

  • New wizard creates UI data entry forms and data grids from existing record definitions

Enhanced widgets and support for Dojo Toolkit 1.5

  • Improved data grid widget supports sorting, pagination, selection, row checking, column-level customization, support for cell editing, and more.
  • Support for building modern, rich Web 2.0 UIs with widgets from the open source Dojo Toolkit, including date/time pickers, graphs, currency, and other input widgets (with built-in validation), tab and accordion containers, tree views, and more.
  • Improved application styling with new Claro widget theme.

New tools to simplify integration of existing RESTful Web Services

  • New wizard creates EGL records from existing XML, JSON, or XML Schema.
  • New support for calling XML-based web services from EGL services deployed to Java environments.
  • Support for serialization of EGL records to and from XML in code deployed to Java environments.

Improved generation and deployment capabilities

  • Enhanced support to generate the same EGL part to multiple languages.
  • Code generation now occurs on save for both Java and JavaScript targets (can be enabled for COBOL).
  • Generation of debug code occurs automatically: Rich UI developers are no longer required to switch between workspace development and deployment mode.
  • Improved usability of build descriptor debug and target configuration panels.

Improved web services development support

  • Services can be tested without deploying to an application server.
  • Support for automatic deployment and configuration of services invoked from a Rich UI (referred to as dedicated services).

Enhancements to integrated debugger and test facility

  • New option to enable suspension on first line of initial program, first line of called program, or first line of transferred to programs
  • Support for creating a breakpoint on a line with a condition, where execution only stops if the condition evaluates to true
  • Support for creating a global breakpoint (not on a specific line) with a condition, where execution only stops if the condition evaluates to true
  • Automatic prompting for database and remote system credentials during debug if no credentials have been specified previously or if the specified credentials are invalid.

Other enhancements

  • Text reporting support added to EGL-generated COBOL applications

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Rational Business Developer is capable as of December 10, 2010 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Ratl Business Developer        Multilingual    December 10, 2010
V8.0.1                         (French,
                               Russian,
                               Arabic,
                               Korean,
                               Chinese -
                               Simplified,
                               Spanish,
                               Portuguese-Brazilian,
                               German,
                               Japanese,
                               Chinese -
                               Traditional,
                               Hungarian,
                               English,
                               Czech,
                               Italian,
                               Polish)


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Program
number     VRM       Program name
 
5724-S50   8.0.1     IBM Rational Business
                     Developer


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® III 800 MHz minimum
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 3 GB recommended.
  • Disk space: Minimum 1 GB of disk space is required for product package installation. Additional disk space is required for the resources that you develop.

Note: Disk space requirements can be reduced or increased depending on the features that you install.

  • Additional disk space is required if you download the product package to install this product.
  • For Windows®: Additional disk space is required if you use FAT32 instead of NTFS.
  • For Windows: An additional 500 MB of disk space is required in the directory pointed to by your environment variable TEMP.
  • For Linux®: An additional 500 MB of disk space is required in the /tmp directory.
  • Display: 1024 x 768 minimum, 1280 x 1024 recommended.
  • Other hardware: Microsoft® mouse or compatible pointing device.
Software requirements

Operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Vista (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate editions)
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Standard / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation V4.0, V5.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop V4.0, V5.0
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server V9, V10
  • The VisualAge® Generator migration tool requires Microsoft Windows XP

IBM Rational Business Developer generates COBOL code that can be deployed to the following environments:

IBM System z:

  • z/OS® V1.9, or later
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1, or later
    • For Channel/Container support from remote ECI client calls, Version 3.2 is required.
  • IMS Transaction Manager V9, or later

Note: Programs deployed to System z require the IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries® V6.0.1 product and Enterprise COBOL V3.4, or later. Execution may be possible on earlier versions of z/OS, CICS, and IMS, but these are not officially supported.

IBM i:

  • IBM i5/OS® V5R3 or IBM i operating system V5R4, or later

IBM Rational Business Developer generates Java code that can be deployed to the following environments:

  • z/OS V1.6, or later. Web applications require WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.1, or later.
  • IBM i5/OS V5R3, or later. Web applications require WebSphere Application Server 6.1, or later, Apache Tomcat 6.0, or later, or the IBM i Integrated Application Server.
  • AIX® V5.2. Web application requires WebSphere Application Server V6.1, or later, or Apache Tomcat 6.0, or later.
  • Windows 2000, 2003, XP. 2008, Vista. Web application requires WebSphere Application Server V6.1, or later, or Apache Tomcat 6.0, or later.
  • Linux (Red Hat 3, or later, SUSE 9.0). Web application requires WebSphere Application Server V6.1, or later, or Apache Tomcat 6.0, or later.
  • HP UX 11i v2. Web application requires WebSphere Application Server V6.1, or later, or Apache Tomcat 6.0, or later.
  • Solaris 9, or later. Web application requires WebSphere Application Server V6.1, or later, or Apache Tomcat 6.0, or later.
  • Java/JRE 5.0 (or 1.5) or later, is required in all supported environments.

Supported databases:

  • IBM DB2® V8, and later
  • IDS 7.3, and later
  • Oracle 8, and later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005
  • Derby 10, and later

Supported web browsers:

  • Firefox 3.0, and later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, and later
  • Safari 4 and 5
  • Google Chrome

For the latest information on hardware and software requirements, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/developer/business/sysreq

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Rational Business Developer     Design and      Design and
                                    Construction    Construction
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Rational Business Developer       5724-S50   Per Floating
                                                  User
IBM Rational Business Developer       5724-S50   Per Floating
                                                  User for System
                                                  z
IBM Rational Business Developer       5724-S50   Per Authorized
                                                  User
IBM Rational Business Developer       5724-S50   Per Authorized
                                                  User for System
                                                  z

Charge metrics definitions

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Floating User

You may utilize the program, including installation of the program on multiple servers, provided that use of the program occurs via a license server, and the total number of concurrent users does not exceed the total number of Floating User licenses obtained for the program.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Rational Business Developer

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Business Developer
Ratl Business Developer Per Authorized User Annual SW    E03SULL
 S&S Rnwl
Ratl Business Developer Per Authorized User Initl FT     D610CLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Authorized User Lic + SW     D6105LL
 S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Authorized User SW S&S       D6106LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Authorized User Subsq FT     E03SYLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Floating User Annual SW S&S  E03STLL
 Rnwl
Ratl Business Developer Per Floating User Initl FT       D0BJ6LL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Floating User Lic + SW S&S   D6103LL
 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Floating User SW S&S         D6104LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Floating User Subsq FT       E0823LL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage Trade-up licenses

IBM Rational Business Developer

                                                        Part
Precursor product           Trade-up product            number
 
IBM Rational Business
 Developer
VaGen or Informix® 4GL       Ratl Bus Dev AthUsr from    D6114LL
                             VAGen or Informix 4GL
                             Trdup Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer     Ratl Bus Dev FltUsr fr      D6115LL
 Authorized User(s)          Ratl Bus Dev Ext AthUsr
                             Trdup Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number

Ratl Business Developer V8.0.1
IBM Rational Business Developer V8.0.1 Media Pack        BT0DNML

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Rational Business Developer V8.0.1

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number

IBM Rational Business       IBM Rational Business       BT0DNML
 Developer Authorized User   Developer V8.0.1 Media
                             Pack
IBM Rational Business       IBM Rational Business       BT0DNML
 Developer Floating User     Developer V8.0.1 Media
                             Pack
IBM Rational Business       IBM Rational Business       BT0DNML
 Developer for System z per  Developer V8.0.1 Media
 Authorized User             Pack
IBM Rational Business       IBM Rational Business       BT0DNML
 Developer for System z per  Developer V8.0.1 Media
 Floating User               Pack

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform product for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement

IBM Rational Business Developer

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Business Developer
Ratl Business Developer Per Auth.User for System z       E03SWLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Ratl Business Developer Per Auth.User for System z       D0BJ8LL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Auth.User for System z Lic   D6109LL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Auth.User for System z SW    D610ALL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Auth.User for System z       E0825LL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Float.User for System z      E03SVLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Ratl Business Developer Per Float.User for System z      D0BJ7LL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Float.User for System z Lic  D6107LL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Float.User for System z SW   D6108LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl Business Developer Per Float.User for System z      E0824LL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Cross-platform product for use on System z IFL engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers

Effective December 10, 2010, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement. A replacement product and availability date is listed if one is available.

Withdrawn products        Replacement products

Part                          Part                         Availability
number   Product name         number  Product name         date
 
5724-S50 IBM Rational
          Business Developer
          V7.1.0
BT04BML  Ratl Business        BT0DNML IBM Rational         December 10, 2010
          Developer Windows            Business Developer
          2000,Windows Vista           V8.0.1 Media Pack
          Business,SUSE Linux
          Ent
                              BT05VML IBM Rational         December 10, 2010
                                       Business Developer
                                       Version 7.5.1 Media
                                       Pack

Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.



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This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
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IBM Rational Business Developer           5724-S50   L-LLAR-8AFQ4J/
                                                     L-LLAR-8AFQHD

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Limited warranty applies

Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

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Passport Advantage applies

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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Usage restrictions

Yes. Some usage restrictions apply for the IBM Rational Application Developer functions when using the IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1 product. To enable web application development using the EGL language, your copy of the IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1 product contains a portion of IBM Rational Application Developer V7.x product. You may use this portion of IBM Rational Application Developer only for development of EGL applications. Any use of IBM Rational Application Developer V7.x features for other purposes (for example, for developing J2EE applications using the Java language), requires purchase of a license of IBM Rational Application Developer.

For additional information, refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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Software Subscription and Support

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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