Harry Mower

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Why Red Hat is acquiring Codenvy – Expanding our cloud-native app dev portfolio

At last year’s Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, we talked about how Eclipse Che was becoming an important part of our developer tools strategy. A few weeks ago, you saw that come to life with the introduction of OpenShift.io, which includes Eclipse Che. Today, I’m excited to announce that we’ve taken the next step in that journey and have entered into an agreement to purchase Codenvy, the company behind Eclipse Che.

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DevNation 2016 Keynote Recap

DevNation 2016 Logo

This morning at DevNation we talked about the past and the future. A past that helped create some of the fundamental building blocks of application development and a future where we can reimagine them all.

As part of the open source community, Red Hat has worked with countless individuals and organizations over the past 20+ years to solve some of the biggest problems and provide technology that many businesses rely on today. It was great to have so many of those people in the audience and online today during DevNation and we thanked them for the years of collaboration and support.

One of the biggest contributions that Red Hat and the community have made to enterprise software is the evolution of the Java ecosystem. Today, we were pleased to announce that we will be working with IBM, Tomitribe and others to continue to evolve enterprise Java so that it can meet the demands of modern app development and become the runtime environment for microservices. You can find more details and information about the announcement here on the Red Hat Developer blog.

Today, we also reaffirmed our commitment to the Eclipse platform with the release of Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 10. This release coincides with the release of Eclipse Neon, the latest version of the Eclipse IDE. With the latest version you’ll be able to take advantage of Neon’s new features as well as support for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7 (JBoss EAP) and Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK) CDK 2.1. The latest version is available here as part of the Red Hat Developer program.

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Red Hat and Microsoft making .NET on Linux work for Enterprises

Today is a pretty exciting day if you’re an enterprise developer. . . Red Hat and Microsoft have announced that the two companies will be working together to bring a supported version of the .NET runtime to Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux and OpenShift 3. This offers developers more freedom and choice in how they develop their applications. Having spent a big part of my career at Microsoft and working with .NET since its inception, I’ve grown to love the strengths of the platform. But one of its main weaknesses has always been its portability beyond Windows. Now, that’s changing.

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Red Hat Developers – Learn More. Share More. Code More.


It’s hard to overestimate the importance of software in the modern economy. As the world gets more connected and the price-to-performance of hardware continues to improve, investments are being shifted from reducing cost to generating new value. That value is predominantly software-driven and as this new model takes hold, more and more companies will be, fundamentally, software companies.

Because of this transformation, the demand is rising for highly skilled software developers as well as platforms, tools, and programs that can help increase the quality and rate at which software is created. The result is more demand on you, the professional developer and at

Red Hat we see a tremendous opportunity to further evolve our products and help you meet those demands.

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.Net gets open sourced

Compass-Rose-BWThere was a time, not so long ago, when enterprise software development was pretty straight forward. For most, there were few choices – Java or .Net, Linux or Windows, a handful of databases and IT ran everything. Today, it’s anything but straight forward. There are dozens of languages, dozens of ways to host and deliver your applications, different client technologies, some proprietary and some not… there are a lot of decisions to make.

When there were limited choices, developers usually chose one camp or the other and called it a day.  But now, many of us are giving up those allegiances and embracing the new world of software development which is multi-platform, multi-lingual and multi-form factor. Microsoft, which has always been a “all in” decision, is now suddenly not, and  is offering a new option for developers.

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