Joshua Wilson

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Integrate OpenShift and Eclipse Che for faster development

Recent: Red Hat was invited to be part of Eclipse Che keynote at EclipseCon 2016 and Pete Muir gave a quick look at working with OpenShift and Eclipse Che.


When we create software today, we often hit a brick wall and waste many hours because creating copies of another system is far too hard. We create copies for many reasons – a few common examples are: replicating production issues; asking another developer for help; running test suites; copying the runtime (e.g. app server, web server, LAMP stack…); copying the development workspace; and sometimes both.

Linux containers provide the necessary encapsulation for both our application and its environment, giving us the ability to easily copy the runtime – something we have never had before. The concept of universal workspaces, championed by Eclipse Che, gives us the ability to easily replicate and distribute the entire development workspace. Red Hat and Codenvy have integrated Eclipse Che with OpenShift, providing an easy way to copy both our runtime, and our development workspace.

OpenShift 3 provides developers with a self-service platform for provisioning, building, and deploying containerized applications, while Eclipse Che provides universal workspaces which are on-demand, collaborative, and standardized; this includes both a workspace server and an integrated browser based IDE.

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