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New developer quick starts and more in the Red Hat OpenShift 4.7 web console

New developer quick starts and more in the Red Hat OpenShift 4.7 web console

We are continuing to evolve the developer experience in Red Hat OpenShift 4.7. This article highlights what’s new for developers in the OpenShift 4.7 web console. Keep reading to learn about exciting changes to the topology view, an improved developer catalog experience, new developer quick starts, user interface support for Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines and Red Hat OpenShift Serverless, and more.

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More for developers in the new Red Hat OpenShift 4.6 web console

More for developers in the new Red Hat OpenShift 4.6 web console

Red Hat OpenShift 4.6 streamlines developer onboarding in the OpenShift web console, but that’s not all. This article details improvements and new features in the topology view and introduces OpenShift’s new, form-based approach to creating horizontal pod autoscalers and Helm charts. I also touch on application monitoring improvements and the latest updates for Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines, Red Hat OpenShift Serverless, and the Kiali Operator in OpenShift 4.6.

Note: This article presents an overview of what’s new in OpenShift 4.6. See the video at the end of the article for a guide to accessing and using the new features in the OpenShift web console.

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New developer onboarding features in Red Hat OpenShift 4.6

New developer onboarding features in Red Hat OpenShift 4.6

We’ve added new features in the Red Hat OpenShift 4.6 release to help developers get started faster with the OpenShift web console:

  • The default developer perspective is set based on your permissions.
  • The developer perspective includes a guided tour.
  • Quick starts guide you through common user flows.
  • Samples make it easy to deploy new applications on OpenShift.

Keep reading to learn about these new features to improve developer onboarding with the OpenShift web console in OpenShift 4.6.

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Let’s collaborate! Take the 2020 Red Hat OpenShift Developer Survey now

Let’s collaborate! Take the 2020 Red Hat OpenShift Developer Survey now

We are always looking for ways to understand better how developers create, build, manage, test, and deploy applications on and for Red Hat OpenShift. An important part of that effort is the annual OpenShift Developer Survey, which we’ve just released for 2020.

Keep reading to learn more about the survey, including highlights of the 2019 survey results and what to expect from the survey this year. We also invite you to participate in our OpenShift developer experience office hours and one-to-one feedback sessions for our developer community and customers.

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Kubernetes integration and more in odo 2.0

Kubernetes integration and more in odo 2.0

Odo is a developer-focused command-line interface (CLI) for OpenShift and Kubernetes. This article introduces highlights of the odo 2.0 release, which now integrates with Kubernetes. Additional highlights include the new default deployment method in odo 2.0, which uses devfiles for rapid, iterative development. We’ve also moved Operator deployment out of experimental mode, so you can easily deploy Operator-backed services from the odo command line.

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Best practices: Using health checks in the OpenShift 4.5 web console

Best practices: Using health checks in the OpenShift 4.5 web console

For an enterprise application to succeed, you need many moving parts to work correctly. If one piece breaks, the system must be able to detect the issue and operate without that component until it is repaired. Ideally, all of this should happen automatically. In this article, you will learn how to use health checks to improve application reliability and uptime in Red Hat OpenShift 4.5. If you want to learn more about what’s new and updated in OpenShift 4.5, read What’s new in the OpenShift 4.5 console developer experience.

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Application deployment improvements in OpenShift 4.4

Application deployment improvements in OpenShift 4.4

The most recent release of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform provides enhancements and features that make application development even easier. These enhancements include:

  • An enhanced Developer Catalog.
  • Operator-backed services in the Developer Catalog.
  • The GA release of Helm 3.
  • An add context option in the Topology view.

Keep reading to learn more about each of these enhancements in more detail.

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OpenShift 4.4: Getting insights into your application

OpenShift 4.4: Getting insights into your application

The developer experience in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.4’s web console now includes a metrics-based dashboard. With this dashboard, you can access insights into your application metrics instead of relying on external tools. This Tech Preview feature is available in the Developer perspective’s Monitoring section, providing access to the dashboard, metrics, and events. Monitoring information is also available on the resource side panel, accessible within the Topology and Workloads views.

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