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Red Hat launches Kubernetes-native development environment

Red Hat launches Kubernetes-native development environment

With CodeReady Workspaces, Red Hat launches an integrated development environment for Kubernets and containers. The IDE is available to all OpenShift customers.

According to Red Hat, the glue between container development and Kubernetes is missing. Anyone who builds applications for containers today can only move them from the development environment to the container environment managed by Kubernetes at a late stage of development in order to test them. Given the omnipresence of containers and Kubernetes as a management layer, this is not very efficient.

That’s why Red Hat built CodeReady Workspaces. This is an integrated development environment (IDE) in which container-development and Kubernetes come under one roof. CodeReady is based on the Eclypse Che-opensource project.

Within CodeReady Workspaces, developers can build their containers in a Kubernetes environment right from the start. The IDE takes care of a large part of the Kubernetes magic, so you don’t have to be an expert in the container orchestration software to get started with the new development environment.


CodeReady brings with it a number of other new functions aimed at collaboration. The most striking one is called Factories. This is a comprehensive way of sharing templates for a Kubernetes environment that developers can immediately use. The new IDE is compatible with existing version control software, so you can easily integrate the environment into an existing workflow.

The rollout of the new tool fits is the popularity of the devops story, where development and operational IT merge organically. At least CodeReady’s breaking down another nasty bridge. CodeReady Workspaces is available to anyone with an OpenShift subscription who is a member of the Red Hat developer program.

Related: Kubernetes: what is it and why is it rapidly conquering the world?

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.