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Hybrid and multicloud approaches offer developers more access to powerful computing resources than ever. However, this increasing complexity can make it challenging to manage all your development tasks, hindering productivity.

Red Hat's cloud-first approach simplifies modern cloud environments. Our versatile toolbox maintains flexibility and limits cloud vendor lock-in by letting you work with a wide range of cloud tools and vendors. Let's explore how Red Hat reduces friction by designing tools with developers in mind.

Red Hat reduces friction for developers

Red Hat's primary goal is to make it easier for you to create and deploy cloud-first applications. Our hybrid cloud approach builds on an open source foundation, enabling you to design software once and deploy it to any (or every) cloud platform.

Our commitment to open source software and cloud development means enabling container productivity, providing hosted offerings, and meeting you—the developer—where you are.

Enabling container productivity

A considerable portion of simplifying cloud-based development is facilitating container productivity. Central to this effort is Red Hat OpenShift, a Kubernetes-based platform that abstracts the intricacies of container management, allowing you to focus on coding instead of dealing with complex infrastructure.

With OpenShift, you can design containerized applications without learning Kubernetes or adjusting your code for specific infrastructure. Choose whether you want to self-manage your applications or have us do it for you. Then, deploy them with a flexible, hybrid-cloud approach, using a single UI to build code and deploy containers, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.

Meeting developers where they are

Red Hat's dedication to enhancing the developer experience extends to meeting developers where they're most comfortable. We understand that you have different preferences, so we've created solutions that seamlessly integrate into your existing work patterns.

Our integrated development environments (IDEs) offer code editing, debugging, and version control functions tailored to specific programming languages. The command-line interfaces (CLIs) provide a familiar and efficient way for you to interact with cloud resources and services, accessing the cloud's opportunities without a steep learning curve. Additionally, intuitive web UIs help you manage and monitor applications visually.

By choosing solutions that align with your preferences, you can work in a way that feels intuitive and natural. No need to constantly learn new tools.

Effortless hosted solutions

Red Hat provides various hosted offerings where you can experiment, innovate, and iterate seamlessly. Our cloud-hosted setups remove the hassles of provisioning, configuring, and maintaining infrastructure, so you can focus on creating applications.

Red Hat solutions encompass a range of services, from databases to application runtimes, each curated to align with your specific requirements. This approach helps you quickly deploy applications, gather feedback, and iterate rapidly, enabling a dynamic development cycle.

Designing tools developers want to use

Red Hat actively designs tools for developers to achieve more in hybrid cloud and multicloud settings.

For example, Red Hat Developer Hub is a customizable self-managed developer portal. Its self-service dashboard and data aggregation from multiple sources help seamlessly onboard developers and produce containerized applications. The portal includes Red Hat Plug-ins for Backstage, a bundle of supported plug-ins for additional functions, ensuring a smoother overall experience.

Another developer tool, Podman Desktop, is a lightweight and efficient GUI application helping developers work with containers and Kubernetes from their local environments. Its user-friendly interface is helpful if you're new to containers. You can manage and share containerized applications from your computer, overseeing multiple containers at once without needing to recall complex command-line steps.

If you want to take these tools for a test drive, the Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift is the fastest way to try Red Hat's products and technologies without setup or configuration. In the Developer Sandbox, you can freely experiment with Red Hat OpenShift, its vital developer tools, and cloud services. Guided tutorials and prebuilt sample applications help you learn by example from actual, production-ready services using Red Hat tooling. The Developer Sandbox also integrates with GitHub to import your source code.

A comprehensive approach to boosting developer productivity

Red Hat's commitment to the developer experience centers on providing a diverse toolkit so you can achieve your goals in the ever-evolving cloud landscape (Figure 1). Red Hat removes infrastructure complexities via our hosted offerings, simplifying the process of experimenting and iterating.

We seamlessly integrate our platform with IDEs, CLIs, and web UIs to cater to various developer preferences. Plus, Red Hat's emphasis on enabling container productivity, underscored by the OpenShift platform and its tooling, aligns with our dedication to streamlining developer workflows.

This comprehensive approach boosts efficiency while upholding Red Hat's commitment to open hybrid cloud development. Applications can flourish across diverse environments without constraints.

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Figure 1: Red Hat's comprehensive approach to developer experience.

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Last updated: October 31, 2023