Rational Developer for i

Rational Developer for i


This course is intended for programmers working with System i , i5, iSeries and/or AS/400.


Delegates should be familiar with the IBM i platform and have practical experience
with the commands and tools relevant to application development and maintenance.
A good knowledge of RPG IV programming would be an advantage.
Attendees will require authority to create their own Schemas (Libraries), Tables
(Physical Files), etc. Source scripts will be provided to create a simple database for
subsequent data manipulation.
Attendee's PC's should be fully configured as detailed in a separate Checklist which
can be obtained on request.


2 Days.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this training course, the attendee will:
• Understand the concepts and philosophy of the RDi/Eclipse platform
• Customise the RDi workbench to suit personal work preferences
• Create and manage IBM i server objects using Remote System Explorer

• Complete the code / compile / test program cycle without 5250 "green-

• Debug programs using graphical tools

Course Content

To be blunt, the ADTS programming tools, (PDM, SEU, etc.) are a dead-end. IBM is
not enhancing traditional "green-screen" utilities and stated as much in its
Announcement Letter, (214-129, 28/4/2014).
It is recommended that use of ADTS be discontinued and that Rational Developer for i [RDi],
a modern graphical Integrated Development Environment (IDE), be adopted.
Based on the open-source Eclipse platform, (the tool of choice for Java
programmers) RDi brings many of the productivity benefits - and all of the fun - back
to IBM i applications development. Modern tools for application modernisation.
This practical Workshop will enable IBM i developers to revitalise and update their
skills for the design, development and support of IBM i applications.


1. Introduction
2. Install considerations
3. Workbench functions
4. Remote Systems View
5. LPEX functions
6. Debug Perspective
7. Screen and Print Design
8. iProjects
9. Other considerations

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually! Our Bath public schedule courses are available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at: www.zoom.us/test

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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