With tools optimized for Red Hat OpenShift, developers can tap into the benefits of Kubernetes—including speed, consistency, portability and scale—without extending development time or complexity.
Red Hat OpenShift 4.5 addresses the needs of both developers who are unfamiliar with Kubernetes and just want to code, as well as expert Kubernetes developers seeking maximum flexibility.
In addition, Red Hat said that it continues to move toward a supported Kubernetes-native continuous delivery and GitOps solution based on ArgoCD.
As part of the enhancements, CodeReady Workspaces 2.2 now enables remote development teams to provision and share environments with the click of a button, enabling faster starts and best-of-breed, low-latency interactions.
Container builds continue to evolve in OpenShift with developer preview support for Buildpacks and Kaniko alongside Source-to-Image and Dockerfile builds through Buildah.
Helm 3.2 is now a core part of OpenShift with a web console that simplifies working with charts and releases.
odo 2 is also included with OpenShift and provides a new way for developers to iterate on code with its command line interface supporting Kubernetes as well as OpenShift, open model for tools through a standard definition, and rapid iterative Java development using Quarkus.
OpenShift Serverless support of Knative serving and eventing enables developers to build serverless and event-driven applications that include Strimzi (Apache Kafka on Kubernetes) and service mesh.
Finally, as continuous integration (CI) tools have become integral to development teams, Red Hat has expanded the functionality of Tekton in OpenShift Pipelines, and added OpenShift plugins for GitHub Actions, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jenkins, and GitLab runner support.