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Red Hat has come out with a new Integrated development environment (IDE), called CodeReady Workspaces. The new IDE, announced yesterday, is a Kubernetes-native, browser-based environment for developers to enable easier collaboration among the development team.

CodeReady Workspaces is based on the open source Eclipse Che integrated development environment (IDE) project and has been optimized for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It offers the enterprise development teams a shareable developer environment, which comprises the tools and dependencies required to code, build, test, run and debug the container-based applications.

Other than that, it is the first Kubernetes-native IDE in the market that runs inside a Kubernetes cluster and is capable of managing the developer’s code, and dependencies present inside OpenShift pods and containers. Also, there is no need for the developers to be Kubernetes or OpenShift experts in order to use the IDE.

Additionally, Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces comes with a sharing feature called Factories, which is a template containing the source code location, runtime, tooling configuration and commands that are needed for a project. It enables development teams to run the new Kubernetes-native developer environment in a few minutes. Team members can access their own or shared workspaces on any device with a browser and on any IDE and operating system (OS).

According to the Red Hat team, CodeReady Workspaces is an ideal platform for DevOps based organizations and allows the IT or development teams to manage workspaces at scale and effectively control system performance, security features and functionality.

CodeReady Workspaces allows the developers to:

  • Integrate their preferred version control (public and private repositories).
  • Control workspace permissions and resourcing
  • Make use of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or Active Directory (AD) authentication for single sign-on.

“Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces offers enterprise development teams a collaborative and scalable platform that can enable developers to more efficiently and effectively deliver new applications for Kubernetes and collaborate on container-native applications”, said Brad Micklea, senior director, Developer Experience and Programs, Red Hat.

Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces is free with an OpenShift subscription. You can download it by joining the Red Hat Developer Program.

For more information, check out the official Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces blog.

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