Welcome to the Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift

Learn and experiment with Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift. Now. In your browser. For free.

Access Red Hat’s products and technologies without setup or configuration, and start developing quicker than ever before with our new, no-cost sandbox environments for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat OpenShift Dev Spaces (formerly Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces).

Try your hand at the technologies with our library of activities as well.

DevNation Summer Camps

CodeReady Workspaces is currently running in the Developer Sandbox. OpenShift Dev Spaces will be available in the Developer Sandbox in a future update.

Start your OpenShift experience in four simple steps

If you’re exploring how to run your code in containers, our Developer Sandbox makes it simple. Not only can you easily deploy your application from a Git repo, you can also set up a cloud IDE for your entire team. Follow these four steps to quickly get started:


Provision your free Red Hat OpenShift development cluster


Deploy a sample application or bring your own repo


Edit code from the integrated Eclipse Che-based cloud IDE


Fully explore the Red Hat OpenShift developer experience

What can I do in the Sandbox?

The sandbox is perfect for immediate access into OpenShift, but how can you start practicing your skills in this context if you don’t have a starting point yet? Well, we’ve taken care of that for you with a curated series of use case-based activities that you can complete in the sandbox.

Calling all developers

Learn how to move your existing Java app to Kubernetes—without changing a single line of code

Watch demos on how you can take your existing source code or create a new application, easily deploy and manage them as containers, edit the code from our integrated developer experience, and much more.