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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 12, 2019

IBM i developer workstation emulation (like zPDT)

allow offline IBMi development, using workstation-based system emulator which can facilitate github/CI/CD development integration

similar approach has been available for System Z via Rational developer tools and zPDT

Use Case:

encourage adoption open-source development practises with git-based repositories , open toolchains and the like.

developers are moving to coding, and testing locally, then committing changes to central git repo, which then triggers build for QA, and onwards to production

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 17, 2020

    Rational Developer for i supports offline development and integration with Git.

  • Guest
    Jun 13, 2019

    This, or something like this, has been requested over and over again. Personally I don't see IBM ever giving us something like this, and they probably wouldn't make enough money to cover the cost. Plus, with RDi you can perform offline development, but it does have the limitation where you can't actually run the application you are building on IBM i. A personal copy running on your workstation sure would be handy. But, IBM's opinion of this has been no over a long period of time. Maybe with times changing they will revise this view, but honestly I'm not as hopeful as some are.


  • Guest
    Jun 13, 2019

    What's wrong with IBM Rational Developer for i ?

    Using IBM i Projects you can do offline development and use Git as version control system.