I recently reviewed the official Eclipse openshift plug-in from RedHat.

To get this plug-in I searched “openshift” in the “Eclipse Marketplace”, then selected “JBoss Tools 4.2.3” and clicked in install. Once installed, I saw an option to create new apps.

To create a new app, you will need to enter the Openshift server URL, the username and the password as seen in the slideshow below (picture #2 below).

Next in the step #3, the “New  Openshift Application” wizard will allow you to select a template to build your application on top of it. A template is a docker image with a set of variables and a middleware. In my example I used the tomcat template.

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In the next step you need to enter the git repo (incl. the build triggers) and select the ports (image #4 above).

One of the things that I didn’t like about the plug-in is that it requires the Openshift command line utility and that it clones the code locally (in your dev machine).

After completing the new application wizard, your application is built and deployed to Openshift. You can browse your project and update the build and deployment configuration via updating the YAML as seen in the image #8 from the slideshow above.


Javier Andrés Cáceres Alvis

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP

Intel Black Belt Software Developer