Review of the year Top 10 Highlights

2015 is coming to a close and it’s always fun to reflect on all that has changed, grown, and news that almost make you wonder if pigs can now fly.  Our team has greatly expanded, the community is growing, we are now accepting content contributors from around the much to pick from.

As you can tell it’s been a busy year and here are just some of top highlights.  Here we go and in no particular order:


1) A New Developer Program for you!  Red Hat Developers launches
This is one we are most proud of.  Red Hat has always had great resources and places for developers to get information but we now have an official group for all of Red Hat.  If you’re reading this blog, you’ve likely found our community - so welcome!  If you’ve not joined yet you can join here.

2) IoT in the real world
It does exist. Our own Burr Sutter, gave a great live demo of IoT using attendees of Red Hat Summit.  He compiled the data onsite and live in front of the audience and had people talking for weeks about how he did it.  The good news is that we have him on film.  Check out the video or join Burr live during the Virtual JBUG: Enterprise Developers Journey to Iot on Dec. 17, 2015.  Sign up now


3) Red Hat joins Node.js Foundation
Red Hat joined Node.js Foundation as a platinum member.  Node.js supports Red Hat technologies for building fast, scalable network applications.  Learn more about Red Hat’s involvement here.  


4) Red Hat and Microsoft
Red Hat and Microsoft announced that they will be working together to bring a supported version of the .NET runtime to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift 3.  See the blog here.


5) Container Development Kit (CDK) launched
Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK) is a collection of tools and resources that enable developers to easily build and maintain containerized applications (based on Docker, kubernetes, and other technologies) for the Red Hat ecosystem.  


6) Hello World for Red Hat Mobile Application Platform
Red Hat announced Red Hat Mobile Application Platform at Red Hat Summit in June bringing Red Hat officially into the mobile world.  You can even get to a Mobile Hello World app in minutes.


7) DevNation 2015
This past June DevNation was held in Boston with over 50 sessions covering DevOps, IoT, Mobile, Big data, enterprise application development, integration technologies and much more!  If you were not lucky enough to attend the event you can check out the session and keynote recordings at


8) New book: Modern Java EE Design Patterns
Markus Eisele’s recently released book from O’Reilly walk you through how you can bridge the gap between state-of-the-art solutions and technologies that enterprises typically support with microservices-based architectures on Java EE.  Download the book.


9) OpenShift Enterprise 3 takes off
There are some forces that lead the charge and OpenShift Enterprise 3 did just that.  An on-premise, private PaaS that uses containers and Kubernetes can also support Twelve Factor applications.  Learn how you can optimize Twelve Factor app for OpenShift.


10) Most Valuable Contributors (MVC) and Developers on the Street (DOTS) kicks off
We are excited to share our newest highlight and that is the brand new Red Hat Developers Content Contributors program.  Write a blog, send it in, get swag.  Pretty easy. You can become an MVC or a DOTS today by signing up now.

We hope you enjoyed this stroll down memory lane and we are looking forward to all that is to come in 2016.  Enjoy the ride with us.

Last updated: March 15, 2023