Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Introducing Universal Base Image
Derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI) provides a freely redistributable, enterprise-grade base container image on which developers can build and deliver their applications. This means you can containerize your app in UBI, and deploy it anywhere. Of course, it will be more secure and Red Hat supported when deployed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but now you have options. There are separate UBI 7 and UBI 8 versions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and 8, respectively. Read more about them in the Red Hat Universal Base Image introduction.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 developer resources
Over the past few months, we have produced a number of how-to documents specifically for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. Here’s a list in case you missed them:
- Intro to Application Streams—a primer about how Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 has been re-architected with developers in mind
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Cheat Sheet—your quick reference to new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 commands, and a list of the more common developer tools
- Introduction to Builder Repo—read what it is and why you’ll find it handy
- Installing Java 8 and 11—no more to say
- Set up your LAMP stack—with Apache, MySQL, and PHP
- Building containers without daemons—intro to using Podman, Buildah, and more.
- XDP part 1 & part 2
- Network debugging with eBPF
- Quick install on VirtualBox
- Quick install on bare metal
- Python in RHEL 8
- Quick install: Node.js
- What, no python in RHEL 8?
- Quick install: Python
- Image Builder: Building custom system images
- Introduction to Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI)
Red Hat Developer Subscriptions
Red Hat Developer members have been enjoying no-cost developer subscriptions for 3+ years now, and RHEL 8 is now automatically part of that. If your company wants developer support, there are several Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Subscriptions options with Red Hat support, too.