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Devfiles and Kubernetes cluster support in OpenShift Connector 0.2.0 extension for VS Code

Devfiles and Kubernetes cluster support in OpenShift Connector 0.2.0 extension for VS Code

We are pleased to announce that the new release of the OpenShift Connector extension for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is now available. The 0.2.0 release offers new features for rapidly developing and deploying code on Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift clusters. OpenShift Connector now supports component deployment using devfiles, leveraging odo 2.0 command-line interface under the hood.

With this release, the extension now supports connecting to vanilla Kubernetes clusters and includes a new option for creating OpenShift 4 clusters locally via Red Hat CodeReady Containers (CRC). In this article, we introduce these new features and present the workflow for using CodeReady Containers with OpenShift Connector 0.2.0.

Install OpenShift Connector 0.2.0

  1. Install the OpenShift Connector plug-in directly from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.
  2. Alternatively, select the Extensions view in VS Code by clicking on its square icon in the left-side taskbar. Search for the OpenShift Connector plug-in and click Install.
  3. Once you have installed the extension, the OpenShift icon will be added to the left-side activity bar and ready for use.

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