At the time OpenShift started, we realized that having a local development environment was important to make iterative development work more agile. Back then, the requirements that we had for a local development environment were pretty clear: It needs to work on linux, mac and windows It needs to be easy to run It needs to be easily disposable Resources used need to be adjustable
OpenShift v3 launched a year and a half ago and during this time we’ve been looking at different ways to run a local OpenShift development environment on the developer’s laptop. In this series of articles I will be introducing the options we have been providing and most importantly, I will describe the evolution in our approach.. But before digging into any particular solution, we need to set the ground rules of what a local development environment is and why it is important.