clear alternative to IBM's Rational tooling.
Finally, an Alternative
MyEclipse Blue Edition is the only tool in the market (outside of IBM) that truly understands RAD project structures and their complexities. The concern many IBM shops have is the loss of their old projects due to a tool change. With MyEclipse Blue, this concern is eliminated.
"MyEclipse Blue proves that
there is life after RAD." - Blue customer
Migrate Between Servers
If you're faced with a WebSphere end-of-life scenario, MyEclipse Blue can help by working with all versions of WebSphere in one tool. Migrate projects with ease without worrying about new RAD version at the same time as an app server migration.
PRO TIP: Migrate away from IBM servers if desired. Many customers are using Blue to move off of WebSphere and onto more lightweight, open technologies!
Imagine running your RAD projects from 2009 on a Tomcat server in 2013. With Blue Edition, the choice is at your fingertips, with over 35 server connectors built right in.
RAD Doesn't Have This
MyEclipse Blue Edition has many features RAD doesn't provide, that can be seen in detail here. But as a broad sweep:
- Full Spring support
- Full Hibernate support
- Enterprise Maven support
- Hot-sync for WebSphere
- Swing GUI Design (Matisse for MyEclipse)
- Advanced Persistence tools
- ICEfaces Ajax support
- Visual SQL Query Builder
- 35+ app servers
- Facelets designer
- Instant-on Ajax debugging
Moving is Easy
You can migrate your old projects to Blue Edition in just a few clicks - without losing project metadata. Even have developers working on the same project in both Rad and Blue Edition, if desired. This tiered adoption model allows you to migrate at your own pace without making momentus changes before you're ready.
"If I had to use RAD again...
Well, I just wouldn't. I'd use Blue." - Blue customer
At just $159 per year per developer, moving away from RAD is an easy decision from a financial standpoint.
Unlike many products from IBM, we don't charge you extra for support. Our online, staffed support has been touted by customers as the best in the industry - even surpassing the big boy's services. And it's included in the low price.
Take Blue for a test drive. You get 30-days of full functionality for free. If you need even more time to do a full evaluation, please contact our sales team.