On developers.redhat.com you can find short, focused guides to help you start developing with a number of Red Hat technologies. With the recent release of Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) 2.2, a number of Get Started guides have been updated to use the newest software collections, such as Node.js 4.4, Python 3.5, and Ruby 2.3.  These guides give you the steps you need to install the software and get to a simple "Hello, World" in a few minutes. The guides include a few additional package management examples to help you go farther.

Need a subscription that includes RHSCL?  Developers can get a no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite subscription for development purposes by registering and downloading through developers.redhat.com. We recommend you follow our Get Started Guide which covers downloading and installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a physical system or virtual machine (VM) using your choice of VirtualBox, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Linux KVM/Libvirt. For more information, see Frequently asked questions: no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite.

How to get Red Hat Software Collections

To try these using a traditional yum install on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, use these guides:

If you want to want to try building "Hello, World" in a container, a number of RHSCL packages are available as docker-formatted container images. Follow these guides on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7:

If you are running Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Fedora, or CentOS, you can use the Red Hat Container Development Kit, a pre-built Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machine with docker, the OpenShift Enterprise v3 platform as a service, or a number of other container tools.

Learn more at DevNation 2016

Next week at DevNation 2016, Red Hat's Langdon White is giving two presentations:

  • Software Collections: Easy access to the cutting edge
  • CDK 2: Docker, OpenShift Enterprise, and Kubernetes on your desktop


Last updated: November 1, 2023