Talk:Rational Software

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The article states that: "Rational Software was founded by venkatesh kudumula and Mike Devlin in 1980/1981". 'venkatesh kudumula' in this sentence links to the 'Paul_Levy' article which gives information about a certain "Paul Pierre Lévy (September 15, 1886 - December 15, 1971)". Since this Paul Pierre Levy died in 1971 I find it hard to believe that he also initiated Rational Software in 1980/81... Nekobasu 16:42, 3 May 2005

Valid observation. Now it correctly points to Paul Levy. Jay 20:43, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Hmm that's not the good one either. Your Paul Levy is a british journalist

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Rose Redirect?[edit]

Why does Rational Rose redirect here? Shouldn't Rose get its own page? Rstandefer 15:56, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

R1000 Rational Environment[edit]

There was never a product named "R1000 Rational Environment". There was a programming environment referred to as "the Rational Environment" that ran on a series of machines, the first of which was called the R1000.


This article provides a chronological account of Rational Software. Inserting a list of current products in the middle of this chronology makes no sense. If you must, append it to the rest of the spam at the end of the article.


meh, the "Organization" section is so warm and fuzzy I think I actually peed my own pants. Any evidence or sources that show the organization was "noteworthy" and otherwise perfect and great as suggested? (talk) 21:49, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

"Rationale..." redirect?[edit]

Hello, I noticed an incorrect redirect while searching for software called Rationale (Search offers "Rationale Software" so I clicked it) but it leads here "Rational Software". I'll mark this page in my watchlist until I learn more about redirects and search field auto-populate. For now this Talk post will have to do. Although I'm eager to learn by doing, I also might not make it back here for a while... feel free to fix if you know how. Incidentally... makes the one I'm thinking of. THANKS Walkingstick3 (talk) 19:39, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

IBM Jazz Redirect[edit]

The page for "IBM Jazz" redirects here, yet this article makes no mention of Jazz, the platform IBM is using for newer versions of it's Rational Suite. Jazz is relatively substantial and at least deserves a reference or heading in this article (if not a link to a Main Page for it). The person who entered that redirect should either add a small section here (I would be I don't know enough about it) or they should eliminate to redirect and add "IBM Jazz" to the list of requested pages.Edwardmking (talk) 18:46, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Jazz was developed by IBM after IBM acquired Rational, and thus has no place in this article.

This is true but Rational didn't cease to exist after being acquired by IBM. This article is written in such a way that suggests that it did. If it isn't included in this article, then it still shouldn't redirect (and it should have it's own page). Otherwise, this article should include details of the life of Rational Software post acquisition. Either way, Jazz should have space on Wikipedia and shouldn't redirect to a page that doesn't even mention it.Edwardmking (talk) 13:53, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Rational Software absolutely ceased to exist after its acquisition by IBM. The organization was integrated into IBM, and its culture and strategy were replaced by IBM's culture and strategy. While IBM retained the Rational brand and product lines, Rational Software itself is long gone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:55, 7 May 2010 (UTC)