Announcing Easy Interactive OpenShift Tutorials for Developers

Announcing Easy Interactive OpenShift Tutorials for Developers

The OpenShift Developer Evangelist team is happy to release the first iteration of our work with Katacoda – interactive OpenShift tutorials! The idea with these tutorials is that you get your own individual OpenShift environment with instructions right next to it. You can work through the instructions at your own pace but you are using a fully-functioning OpenShift environment with working URLs and all.

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Goodbye OpenShift All-In-One VM, Hello Minishift

Goodbye OpenShift All-In-One VM, Hello Minishift

After almost 100,000 downloads, the time has come to retire the OpenShift All-In-One VM. The intent of the VM was to give developers a simple and easy way to bring up OpenShift on their local machine for development purposes. In the meantime, there was movement within the Kubernetes community to create MiniKube – a means to run a Kubernetes “cluster” on your local machine. Jimmi Dyson saw this work and started MiniShift which built off MiniKube except for OpenShift. It fulfills all the original use cases we had for the All-In-One with the added bonus of actually having an engineering team maintaining it!

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ER-Mapping with OpenShift, Getting Started with pgModeler

ER-Mapping with OpenShift, Getting Started with pgModeler

Greetings Shifters! I am an unabashed PostgreSQL fanboi. I am also someone who likes to design databases visually (ER Diagrams), I can’t visualize anything beyond two tables and their relationships without pictures. I also really want tools that can do roundtripping with the database – meaning they can generate the tables (or SQL) for the database or given a database (or SQL) they can generate a diagram. Finally, it has to run on Fedora Linux since that is my Operating System of choice. Bonus points are awarded if the tool is FOSS.

I looked around for a new tool and I hit a gold mine – pgModeler! It not only meets all my criteria it a joy to use. Today’s post will just cover some of the cool parts and how to get pgModeler to work with OpenShift.

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Three Things Developers Need to Know

Three Things Developers Need to Know

I spend a lot of time at shows and meeting with a lot of different types of developers. Today’s post looks at some of the key foundational technologies I think web developers need to be familiar with. I would add PaaS to this list but seeing as how you are already on our site I don’t have to convince you of that (though you can see just a small sample of developers who love it.)

Today we are going to cover three other large forces I see driving the future of web development. Tell me In the comments if you agree or disagree with my choices or if you have three other things you’d propose instead.

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Async Web Apps for the Masses: Running Vert.x on OpenShift

Hey Shifters! No fancy titles this time, just straight up, old-fashioned, introduction to bringing up my new favorite App Server on the planet. If you haven’t heard of Vert.x then you are missing out and that makes me sad. So today I will give you a short introduction to Vert.x and how to run an application on OpenShift. In a future post I will show you a more advance application I built which uses the excellent FlightStats APIs to track all the United flights and move them around on a map using WebSockets.

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