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TRENDS

The Evolution
to Modern
DEVELOPMENT
RDz family of tools helps organizations address new paradigms and business expectations

A

pplication development in the modern enterprise environment is growing
increasingly complex and fast-paced. Over the years it has evolved from
single-language, single-platform applications to multilanguage, multiplatform
applications, to mobile- and cloud-based applications. The recent phenomena of social
media, mobile and cloud have not only introduced new technologies, but have also
changed the expectations for application development, usage and delivery.

Cynthia Krauss
is the product line
manager for RDz.
Venkatuday
M. Balabhadrapatruni is a
senior technical staff
member at IBM and
the chief architect
for RDz.
Alisa Morse serves
as the IBM Integrated Solution for
System z Development and Rational
Development and
Test Environment for
System z product
manager.

To help enterprises thrive in this
rapidly changing environment,
the development tooling must
evolve to accommodate the new
era of application development.
The need for an integrated
development environment
(IDE) that helps enterprises
modernize, develop, test and
deploy applications rapidly is
greater than ever. Enterprises are
looking to equip their staff with
the right set of tools to optimize
productivity while helping them
meet business expectations. The
Rational* Developer for System z*
(RDz) family of tools is evolving
to help organizations take on the
new application development

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paradigms, ever-changing
technological landscape and
business expectations.

The RDz Family
As a product, RDz celebrated its
10th anniversary in 2013. For
a decade, the tool handled the
changing landscape of application
development, emerging
technologies and development
paradigms while continuing to
help z/OS* application developers
be more productive. Initially, when
it was known as WebSphere*
Studio Enterprise Developer
(WSED), the tool provided an
IDE for z/OS technology-based
application development,

supporting access to z/OS artifacts
(e.g., edit, syntax check, compile,
debug, etc.). As the service
oriented architecture (SOA) pattern
emerged, the tool evolved to add
the support for enterprise Web
services enablement of z/OS
applications, targeting runtimes
like CICS* and IMS*.
The next milestone in the
evolution of tooling was to help
enterprises develop, debug
and deploy mixed workload,
multilanguage, multiplatform
applications. In its current state,
RDz allows organizations to do
all of that-plus develop, debug
and deploy mobile applications
that invoke a CICS or IMS


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: The father of innovation
IBM Perspective: Mainframe innovation continues
Trends: RDz family of tools helps organizations address new paradigms and business expectations
IT Today: Flash Express integrates secure, high-performance storage within System z
Case Study: Weather or Not: Met Office makes a cost-conscious and test-driven decision to consolidate Linux instances on the mainframe
Cover Story: The System z influence: How mainframe innovations have helped shape and reshape the IT world
Feature: Always moving forward: IBM's System z platform has many more tricks up its sleeve
Tech Corner: JES2 SAPI POST optimization can yield results
How To: How to successfully implement zBX hybrid computing
Solutions: Attunity Replicate 2.1, InSync Plugin, Storage Director 4.1
Stop Run: Coin collecting and history fascinate mainframe strategist
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Editor's Desk: The father of innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - IBM Perspective: Mainframe innovation continues
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Trends: RDz family of tools helps organizations address new paradigms and business expectations
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - IT Today: Flash Express integrates secure, high-performance storage within System z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Case Study: Weather or Not: Met Office makes a cost-conscious and test-driven decision to consolidate Linux instances on the mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Cover Story: The System z influence: How mainframe innovations have helped shape and reshape the IT world
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Feature: Always moving forward: IBM's System z platform has many more tricks up its sleeve
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Tech Corner: JES2 SAPI POST optimization can yield results
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - How To: How to successfully implement zBX hybrid computing
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Solutions: Attunity Replicate 2.1, InSync Plugin, Storage Director 4.1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Stop Run: Coin collecting and history fascinate mainframe strategist
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - 2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2014 - SE2
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