IBM Rational Developer for i is described as 'Integrated development environment (IDE) for creating and maintaining applications on IBM i systems, from the developer’s desktop, supporting development in both host-connected and disconnected modes' and is an app in the Development category. There are five alternatives to IBM Rational Developer for i for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Eclipse, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IBM Rational Developer for i are Zero IDE (Free, Open Source), ILEditor 2 (Paid), MiWorkplace - Editor for IBM i (Paid) and ILEditor (Free, Open Source).
Bring your development up to speed with the fastest, most advanced cross-platform tool for IBM i development yet. Whther working on your RPG, COBOL or C applications, it doesn’t even take one click to compile your applications and see error listings.
An evolving development environment for the IBM i platform. It is not a given set of tools but an integrated development environment developed for the users and with the users. An open development of the editor will bring the most benefit to you.
An IDE for the next generation of development for ILE applications on IBM i. ILEditor will support development with any ILE language, be it CL, RPG, COBOL, C and C++. Error listing and syntax highlighting is available for all ILE languages.