Rational Developer, an acronym for WebSphere Development Studio Client for System i, is a robust, Windows-based, integrated development environment (IDE) based on the open source Eclipse project that is customized for System i developers.
WDSC has support for editing various types of files...
Additionally, it contains...
- An WDSC debugger using Service Entry Points
- Websphere Application Server (WAS) management tools
- Rational Business Developer Extension V7.0 EGL tooling
WDSC has been superseded in i5/OS V6R1 by IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform for System i WDSC is still orderable in i5/OS V6R1, so it apparently will still run and be supported by IBM for that release.
WDSC supports a similar plug-in mechanism to Eclipse, with some modifications to support the RSE.
A number of vendors have plug-ins for their specific product, and there are some open-source plug-ins available. See WDSC/Plugin.
This version history needs review!
|i5/OS version||Tool name||Tool version||Release date|
|V3R7||ADTS CS/400||V3R7 (unchanged from V3R6?)||1995?|
|V4R1||ADTS CS/400||V3R7 (unchanged from V3R6?)||1996?|
|V5R2||WDS||V5.0, 5.1||January 2003|
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