Two self-paced OpenShift Workshops for Developers

My colleagues Harald Uebele and Thomas Südbröcker and I’ve written two workshops for developers how to get started with Red Hat OpenShift on the IBM Cloud.

The workshops are self-paced and available on GitHub. Each one takes between 60 and 90 minutes. The first one is for beginners and very easy, the second one covers more advanced topics, for example different mechanisms to deploy applications and microservices to OpenShift.

Each workshop has between six and seven labs. We have recorded videos that describe the labs and walk you through them.

Workshop: Deploying Java Microservices to OpenShift on IBM Cloud

This workshop demonstrates how to build a microservice with Java EE and Eclipse MicroProfile and how to deploy it to OpenShift on the IBM Cloud. The microservice is kept as simple as possible, so that it can be used as a starting point for other microservices.

Duration: 60 – 90 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

  1. Overview video (1:41 mins)
  2. Installing prerequisites: lab and video (2:58 mins)
  3. Running the Java microservice locally: lab and video (3:51 mins)
  4. Understanding the Java implementation: lab and video (9:09 mins)
  5. Deploying to OpenShift via ‘oc’ CLI: lab and video (14:32 mins)
  6. Deploying existing images to OpenShift: lab and video (7:09 mins)
  7. Deployments of code in GitHub repos: lab and video (3:52 mins)
  8. Source to Image deployments: lab and video (7:06 mins)

Workshop: Understanding OpenShift

In this workshop we will show you how to create your own OpenShift cluster on the IBM Cloud, how to use the oc CLI (command line interface) and how to use the OpenShift Web Console to deploy applications.

Duration: 60 – 90 minutes
Audience: Beginner

  1. Overview video (3:42 mins)
  2. Introduction: video (2:04 mins) and video (5:45 mins)
  3. Create an OpenShift cluster on the IBM Cloud: lab and video (3:17 mins)
  4. Getting started with OpenShift for developers: lab and video (12:38 mins)
  5. Deploying applications from images: lab and video (9:00 mins)
  6. Deploying applications from source: lab and video (10:28 mins)
  7. Deploy an application on OpenShift on the IBM Cloud: lab and video (14:20 mins)

Next Steps

To learn more about OpenShift, the IBM Cloud and microservices, check out the following resources.