The Red Hat Developer Program was introduced to make it easier for any developer to create quality software.  The program began with great developer tools and content provided through our website, which allows developers to download and use our enterprise products for development purposes through a free membership.  This enables you to develop, prototype, test, and demo your software on the enterprise products that can be trusted to run the most demanding of enterprise production environments.

Here are the products we offer through the program today, free for development use:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio

Red Hat JBoss Fuse

Red Hat JBoss Web Server

Red Hat Container Development Kit

Red Hat JBoss A-MQ

Red Hat JBoss BRMS

Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

Red Hat Mobile Application Platform

OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

And now we’ve taken a step further, by enabling program members to better self-supporttheir developer issues. We recognize that developers may have preferences in the Community Platforms they want to use. Some are accustomed to forums which have been around for many years. Whereas others may prefer using a Q&A site. So we’ve integrated two Community Platforms with the site that you can now use  Red Hat Developer Forums and Stack Overflow. This also gives us the ability to aggregate all Red Hat developer content, and soon you’ll be able to search across all developer conversations and content to find the information you’re looking for.

Red Hat Developer Forums

We’ve integrated our popular JBoss Developer forums with the site and have extended them to cover additional Red Hat technology topics including:

  • Red Hat Software Collections
  • Red Hat Developer Toolset
  • .NET on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Developing on Containers (CDK, docker, Vagrant, microservices)

To post and reply, you need to be a program member. Use these forums when you’re looking for more of threaded discussion feel on these topics. We’ll have Red Hat employees moderating and assisting in these forums.

Stack Overflow integration

Some developers want a platform where every post is an attempt to answer their question, and this is what Q&A sites are designed to provide. Stack Overflow is by far the most popular Q&A site with software developers today, and has an incredible repository of content due to it’s heavy use. Plus it provides lots of cool features like gamification which allows developers to boost their reputation points. You can also assign bounties to get questions answered more quickly.

We’ve integrated the site with Stack Overflow, and are pulling in questions that are tagged with Red Hat products. Simply post your Red Hat developer question to Stack Overflow, tag it with a Red Hat tag, and now your question will get pulled into our site so the Red Hat developer community can search, view and respond to your questions.

Red Hat knowledgebase content

The site has always focused on providing developers the right developer resources and content that can get you up an running quickly. Red Hat has a very large repository of knowledgebase articles and solutions across all products, which are posted on the Customer Portal. As a program member, you can now also search for developer knowledgebase content on the site. With over 2,000 pieces of content, you can quickly find the answers and solutions you need to your development questions.

To sum it up

Here’s another way to see what you get as a Red Hat Developer Program member:

We want to provide a great developer experience when you’re looking for answers and solutions in the shortest time possible, using the platforms you prefer. If you have any feedback on how we can better assist you, please email us at:

Last updated: September 19, 2023