Red Hat Expands Red Hat Developer Program

Press Release ( - DUBAI, UAE - Apr 03, 2016 - Red Hat, Inc. , the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of a no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription, available as part of the Red Hat Developer Program. Offered as a self-supported, non-production developer subscription, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite provides developers with a more stable development platform for building enterprise-grade applications and enables a clear pathway to supported, mission-critical deployments across cloud, physical, virtual and container-centric infrastructures.

Launched at DevNation 2015, the Red Hat Developer Program continues to evolve to help meet the demands of enterprise developers, offering simplified access to content, tools, and resources that enable enterprise developers be more successful with Red Hat products. This catalog of resources now includes access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite as well as the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio, both available via no-cost developer subscriptions. These subscriptions enable developers to more easily access Red Hat’s enterprise-grade technologies for local application development only; production use requires a paid subscription level.

With the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite, developers have access to a broad and up-to-date set of development tools, in addition to the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, enabling the creation of modern applications for deployment across the hybrid cloud. In addition, enterprise IT teams who are embarking on modern application development, through DevOps, CI/CD or other practices, can now have a more simple and efficient environment with platform compatibility across development and deployment.

For those building cloud-native applications and/or microservices, this new no-cost development subscription also offers access to the Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK), Red Hat’s curated collection of container development tools and resources. CDK users will have access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and a local desktop instance of OpenShift Enterprise for development use – providing a powerful configuration for container-based application development.

Through the Red Hat Developer Program, the no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite provides application developers with a substantial set of products and components, including:

·         Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server – An application development entitlement to the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.

·         Development tools with long-term support – Each major Red Hat Enterprise Linux release includes a broad set of base tools that, like the operating system, are supported for 10 years; including Python, PHP, Ruby, OpenJDK 7 (1.7), OpenJDK 8 (1.8) and many more.

·         Development tools with frequent updates – Multiple open source programming languages, databases, web servers, and development tools are updated yearly with the most recent, stable versions, and are packaged via Red Hat Software Collections (…) and Red Hat Developer Toolset (…).

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Supporting Quotes

Harry Mower, senior director, Developer Tools and Marketing, Red Hat

“The Red Hat Developer Program exists to give developers greater access to our technology and to help developers be successful with Red Hat products. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware available through the program at no cost, developers can more easily use our technology to start projects and explore solutions while having confidence that their chosen development platforms and tools can be supported in production, without porting or incompatibility issues.”

Al Hilwa, program director, Application Development Software, IDC

“One of the foundational goals of the DevOps movement is to eliminate differences between development and production environments. Developers will appreciate having access to free capabilities that will enable them to work on a consistent stack.”

Source : Red Hat

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