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I was talking to an ex-Rational manager a week or so ago, who obviously believed that IBM’s enthusiasm for Rational was waning in the face of its success with Eclipse and who also thought that the morale of ex-Rational employees inside IBM was waning. Well, that POV seemed to come as a surprise to Roger Oberg (Vice President …

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Not the Innovator it used to be...

I've been using Rational products since 98. At this time, it was a great innovative company, the fact that UML inventors were working for them was probably a determining strength... Anyway, i start to feel a switch in 2002/2003, when products such as MagicDraw started to get real attention.

The iniatial Eclipse-based release of Rose was 'Rationnal XDE' and was absolutely a regression in terms of ergonomy & behavior. More recent releases have proven to be far more stable, (but i'm still looking for a SODA-like plugin) and those times i'm definitely in favor of MagicDraw

Rational ain't what it used to be, the Websphere suite of products is just bloated with marketing

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