Container application development is hotter than ever, and the Red Hat Development Tools team is continually adding new features to simplify configuration and setup, as well as help developers with coding. Today, Red Hat has released new versions of the following:
- Red Hat Development Suite 1.4
- Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 10.4
- Red Hat Container Development Kit 3 (CDK)
New features in Development Suite 1.4 are:
- The size of the download in MB displays during the installation process.
- The estimated time for completing the download of components displays during the installation process.
- The 'Detection is in progress' indicator is shown in the middle of the screen.
- Installer continues with installation after the user removes an unsupported version of a component.
- Cygwin installs with a hidden window.
- The login window is shown as soon as content is ready to display.
New features in Developer Studio 10.4 are:
- OpenShift Server Adapter Enhanced Flexibility - OpenShift server adapter is a great tool that allows developers to synchronize local changes in the Eclipse workspace with running pods in the OpenShift cluster. It also allows you to remotely debug those pods when the server adapter is launched in the Debug mode. The supported stacks are Java and NodeJS.
- CDK 3 Server Adapter - The CDK 3 server adapter that had been released as Technology Preview because CDK 3 was not officially released, is now officially available. While the server adapter has limited functionality, it is able to start and stop the CDK virtual machine via its MiniShift binary.
- OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 Support - OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 3.5 is announced by Red Hat. For details, see Red Hat Brings Kubernetes to New Application Workloads with Latest Version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. JBoss Developer Studio is validated against OCP 3.5.
- Pipeline based builds are now supported by the OpenShift tooling.
- Update of docker Client - The level of the underlying com.spotify.docker.client plug-in used to access the docker daemon has been upgraded to 3.6.8.
- Hibernate Runtime Provider Updates - Final updates include 5.0.5, 5.1.3 and 5.2.2.
- Forge Tools - updated to 3.6.1. Final.
New features in Container Development Kit 3 (CDK 3) are:
CDK 3 contains the MiniShift tool, a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 ISO, and the oc binary for interacting with OpenShift Container Platform.
MiniShift - CDK 3 introduces MiniShift, a new command-line tool to provision OpenShift locally for application developers to develop application for OpenShift. It supports all native hypervisors: libvirt/KVM on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, xhyve on macOS, Hyper-V on Microsoft Windows, or VirtualBox on all platforms.
Compared to Container Development Kit 2.x, CDK 3.0...
- Provides a new single command-line tool, MiniShift, for interacting with the Container Development Environment is easier and quicker to install
- Has no dependency on Vagrant
- Is only 400MB in size, which is 60% less than Container Development Kit 2.x
- Has fewer components to install — just a single binary
Red Hat Container Development Kit 3.0 Highlights
- Ability to use add-ons (experimental). See MiniShift Add-ons.
- The oc-env command for displaying how to configure your host shell for working with the OpenShift Container Platform instance provided by the Container Development Environment.
- The docker-env command for displaying how to configure your host shell for working with the docker instance provided by the Container Development Environment.
- The config command for modifying MiniShift configuration properties. With this command, users can change OpenShift master configuration.
- A registry for docker-formatted container images integrated in OpenShift for speeding up local development workflow.
- Possibility to choose a specific OpenShift version to run using MiniShift start --openshift-version <version>.
- A persistent OpenShift across MiniShift stop and start.
Last updated: March 22, 2023