Red Hat has announced the availability of a no-cost Enterprise Linux subscription, available as part of the company’s Developer Programme.
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.
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.
Harry Mower, senior director, Developer Tools and Marketing, Red Hat, said, “The Red Hat Developer Programme 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 programme 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, Programme Director, Application Development Software, IDC, said, “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.”