Red Hat OpenShift 3 provides an API, Web Console and CLI for interfacing with the environment. However, learning these tools and remembering additional commands can become one more hurdle for a developer, which can slow adoption.

Ideally,  a developer can work  from their favorite IDE without having to use a different tool. This is what drove us at Click2Cloud to create the OpenShift 3, Docker Container and Kubernetes based Dev-Ops Extension for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. This solution from Click2Cloud allows developers to connect to multiple OpenShift environments and deploy applications with ease from an environment they know and love.

How to Install the Click2Cloud Extension and Deploy a .NET Application in 5 Steps

Step 1 – Download and install the extension from the Microsoft Visual Studio Gallery.


Step 2 – Launch the extension and Sign-in to OpenShift 3 environment


Step 3 – Create Project, .NET application from custom templates or open existing project

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Step 4 - View Webhook URL for the newly created application or for a running one and trigger a new build by sending a request to OpenShift API endpoint.



Step 5 – View Pod, Build Logs from OpenShift 3 and Start Build



Please Note: Users can use Click2Cloud’s ASP.NET 5.0 Docker builder image to create a .NET based application in OpenShift.


In addition to the Visual Studio plugin, we also provide a Docker Explorer plugin that can be used in tandem for a complete view of your development artifacts -- see it it action here. We are just scratching the surface of what are providing to enhance the developer experience with OpenShift for Windows users. If you want to learn more, then  check us out at today!



This OpenShift Ecosystem post was created by Prashanth Mishra, VP, Business Dev. at Click2Cloud Inc.

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