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Red Hat & Eclipse Che

Red Hat & Eclipse Che

During the DevNation General Session today we talked about how we need to rethink some of the basic concepts of software development. We think it’s essential to make developers more effective and get started quickly. Rethinking what and how developers write and debug their code (what we normally call the “IDE”) is central to that.

Today, during the DevNation keynote, Red Hat announced that it is making a strategic investment in Eclipse Che. In this blog post I’ll talk about why, and also where we are starting to contribute.

One of the things that has struck me, that I realized as I’ve worked with Che over the last nine months, is that I had forgotten what the acronym “IDE” stands for — Integrated Development Environment. As I spent more time with Che, I realized that most IDEs and coding tools I used to date have focused heavily on source code (editing, compiling, building, visualizing) and have ignored the environment part — you nearly always have to follow a README to get the application running.

Che has fundamentally rethought the whole development experience, and put source code and environments on an equal level. At Red Hat we feel that Eclipse Che is fundamentally changing the very approach many of us take towards developing software. We think that the notion of a universal workspace is incredibly liberating for developers.

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Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 10 – What’s new!

We are proud to announce the release the Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 10.  Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio is Eclipse based IDE which provides superior support for your entire development lifecycle for both traditional and container based development using OpenShift and Docker. It’s now based on Eclipse Neon which itself includes tons of improvements and cool features. But let’s go through a few updates in both Eclipse Neon and Developer Studio on which our developer studio team have been working for the last months.

You can download Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio as part of your zero-cost Red Hat Developer subscription, here.

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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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