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Analyst reports
Analyst Report: IBM Rational's Atlantic release ó more of a bridge than an open divide (41KB)

This report provides a favorable assessment of IBM Rational's Software Development Platform release codenamed "Atlantic." It looks at the Systemcorp acquisition, the redesign of Rational's development tools, and Rational's integration with Eclipse.

Analyst Report: Forrester Report: What Hyades Means for IBM, Its Customers, and Its Competitors (53KB)

This report assesses the new open source testing framework from IBM Rational named Hyades. It describes how better tool integration, easier tool customization, and increased tool choice will be a boon for users and force change in the industry.


Articles
A brief history of Eclipse

In the late 1990s, IBM began development of what we now know as Eclipse. This article reviews the inception and growing acceptance of this popular computing platform, illustrating the role Eclipse plays in today's development tool arena.

Installing and Using Eclipse-based IBM Rational Products

This article is for anyone who wants to install Eclipse-based IBM Rational software products, especially if you're going to install several on the same machine. Conveniently distilling information from the technical reference material for a number of IBM ...

Why I teach Eclipse

From The Rational Edge: In his monthly column, Gary Pollice discusses the virtues of Eclipse technology and explains why he and other instructors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute use it in their courses.


Book
Contributing to Eclipse: Principles, Patterns, and Plug-Ins by Erich Gamma and Kent Beck

Brochure
Building Your Business with the IBM Rational Software Development Platform (433KB)

Explore business benefits and technology highlights of the IBM Rational Software Development Platform (SDP). You'll learn what SDP is, how it enables business-driven development, and why it's the industry's most modular, complete, open and proven platform for software development.


Case study
IBM Rational® Functional Tester Helps SAS Teams Communicate More Effectively and Deliver Higher Quality Software

IBM Rational® Functional Tester for Java and Web helps developers at SAS to communicate more effectively. The software enables best-of-breed functional and regression testing from within an Eclipse environment, including testing from within IBM WebSphere Studio and Rational XDE Developer.

Lockheed Martin Selects IBM WebSphere® Studio for Its Short Learning Curve, Integration with IBM Rational Rose®

Already familiar with the open source Eclipse platform, Lockheed Martin selected IBM WebSphere Studio to speed adoption of the IDE. Integration between WebSphere Studio and IBM Rational Rose enabled Lockheed Martinís architects and developers.


Courses
Essentials of Eclipse 3.0 for Java™ Development

Demos
Software Development Platform overview

This is the first in a 5 part demo that demonstrates the business value of the IBM Rational Software Development Platform (SDP). It leads the viewer through the implementation of an enhancement request to an existing Web based Java application, and gives a sampling of each tool in the platform.

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White paper
White paper: Integrated SCM for Rational Developer products and Eclipse (719KB)

This paper discusses how IBM Rational ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest provide integrated SCM capabilities within IBM Rational Developer products and the open source Eclipse framework to help enable increased productivity and improved quality.

White paper: Improve Developer Productivity with Integrated SCM for WebSphere Studio and Eclipse (1MB)

This paper discusses key reasons why software configuration management is critical for business success, and how IBM Rational ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest provide integrated SCM capabilities within IBM WebSphere Studio and Eclipse to help enable increased productivity and improved quality.

White paper: How the IBM Rational Team Unifying Platform Works With IBM Tools (943KB)

This white paper introduces the IBM Rational Team Unifying Platform (part of the IBM Rational Software Development Platform) and discusses the products that make up TUP and how the platform will help customers develop better applications faster.

White paper: Build and Test IT Applications With the IBM Rational Professional Bundle (489KB)

The IBM Rational Professional Bundle includes all the desktop tools your enterprise needs to design, construct, and test J2EE/portal/service-oriented applications on both Microsoft® Windows® and Linux, as well as test .NET applications.


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