Red Hat CDK Red Hat Container Development Kit

We are pleased to announce the availability of Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK) 3.6. CDK 3.6 is based on Minishift 1.24.0, a command-line tool to quickly provision an OpenShift and Kubernetes cluster on your local machine for developing cloud- and container-based applications. You can run CDK/Minishift on Windows, macOS, or Linux.

Today, we are also announcing the availability of Red Hat Developer Studio 12.9 and JBoss Tools 4.9 for Eclipse 2018-09. You can develop cloud/container-based applications with a familiar desktop IDE that has integrated tooling for CDK/Minishift.

Here's a summary of the new features in CDK 3.6:

New features with CDK 3.6

  • CDK now can run a local proxy server to handle proxy issues. The local proxy server assists with the use of CDK in a proxy environment. For more information, see Local Proxy Server. This feature is a Technical Preview.
  • Usability improvements:
    • CDK now saves to the persistent configuration non-default flags given to the minishift start command. You are not required to explicitly save these settings. To disable this feature, run the following command:
      $ minishift config set save-start-flags false
    • You can now start CDK with the latest Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform version by using the following command:
      $ minishift start --ocp-tag latest
    • The generic driver for CDK has been improved by performing all of the required steps to allow OpenShift to start on a remote Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 machine.
    • CDK add-ons are easier to manage with an improved way to express dependencies between add-ons.

What is CDK?

CDK is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and provides a pre-built container development environment to help you develop container-based applications quickly using preconfigured and local versions of OpenShift (the industry leading Kubernetes distribution). The containers you build can be easily deployed on any Red Hat container host or platform, including RHEL, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and OpenShift Container Platform.

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Last updated: November 2, 2023