OpenShift for Developers

Keen to build web applications for the cloud? Get a quick hands-on introduction to OpenShift®, the open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering from Red Hat®. With this practical guide, you’ll learn the steps necessary to build, deploy, and host a complete real-world application on OpenShift without having to slog through long, detailed explanations of the technologies involved.

OpenShift enables you to use Docker application containers and the Kubernetes cluster manager to automate the way you create, ship, and run applications. Through the course of the book, you’ll learn how to use OpenShift and the Wildfly application server to build and then immediately deploy a Java application online.

  • Learn about OpenShift’s core technology, including Docker-based containers and Kubernetes
  • Use a virtual machine with OpenShift installed and configured on your local environment
  • Create and deploy your first application on the OpenShift platform
  • Add language runtime dependencies and connect to a database
  • Trigger an automatic rebuild and redeployment when you push changes to the repository
  • Get a working environment up in minutes with application templates
  • Use commands to check and debug your application
  • Create and build Docker-based images for your application
E-book cover of OpenShift for Developers

About the Authors

Grant Shipley

Grant Shipley is a Senior Manager at Red Hat focussed on cloud technologies. He has over 15 years of software development experience with Java and PHP. Grant also contributes to open source projects and builds mobile applications.

Graham Dumpleton

Graham Dumpleton is a Developer Advocate for OpenShift at Red Hat. He’s an active member of the Python software developer community and the author of mod_wsgi, a popular module for hosting Python web applications in conjunction with the Apache HTTPD web server.