Rational Developer for IBM Enterprise Platforms has all the features of RTC Developer plus advanced building with dependency management, build impact analysis, promotion support for z/OS, deployment support for z/OS, IBM i, Unix and Linux and context aware search. It is designed for teams performing COBOL, PL/1, RPG, System z, Power Systems and cross-platform development.
|Support for System z and Power Systems||A single integrated solution for all platforms created by merging in the capabilities of Rational Team Concert for System z and Rational Team Concert for Power Systems Software. This allows all development teams no matter what language or platform they are developing for to work together using an integrated solution.|
|ISPF client for source code management||Source code management is now possible in a new ISPF client which allows z/OS developers to select their interface of choice. The ISPF client provides comprehensive access to intuitive and powerful source code management capabilities. This interface also enables the ISPF user to work with repository workspaces, supports linking changes to work items and allows submitting and monitoring of builds.|
|Advanced dependency based build and build impact analysis for z/OS||Advanced build dependency, impact analysis for z/OS development. Dependency information is discovered automatically via scanners. This dependency information is then used to perform dependency based builds, so only those programs affected by a change are recompiled. The dependency data is also available for the developer to understand what programs will be affected by the change.|
|Dependency assisted build for IBM i||Include members, physical and logical file dependencies in source are discovered automatically with scanners. Build specifications are used to generate output objects such as files, modules, service programs and programs from inputs such as source members and modules. The dependency data is also available for the developer to understand which program source will be recompiled due to a change to an include member or physical/logical file source.|
|Promotion support for z/OS||Support for promotion through the development lifecycle. With the addition of dependency based builds, promotion now supports the copying of the source, object, load, and related metadata. This allows tested, consistent applications to be promoted through the development lifecycle thereby reducing build costs and maintaining application integrity.|
|Deployment support for z/OS, IBM i, Unix and Linux||Support for deployment of applications is now provided for z/OS, IBM i, Unix and Linux systems. Deployment support allows users to create deployment packages and deploy them on the target platforms of choice.|
|Context aware search||Support for advanced context aware search to allow users to easily find work items and source code related to a search request. Context aware search is provided as a quick search as well as in context of a work item to allow users to identify areas of the code that may address the task identified.|