What’s the point: OpenShift on your laptop, Atlassian goes Premium, CloudBees and Spring Updates

What's the point

Red Hat has announced a developer preview of Red Hat CodeReady Containers. Red Hat describes Code Ready Containers as bringing “a minimal, preconfigured OpenShift 4.1 or newer cluster to your local laptop or desktop computer for development and testing purposes”, with support for Linux, MacOS and Windows 10 native hypervisors. As well as the native hypervisors, your system will need a minimum of four virtual CPUs, 8GB of memory, and 35 GB of storage.

Atlassian shakes up up pricing, steers customers to cloud

Atlassian has overhauled pricing for a range of its services after introducing “premium” plans for its Jira Software and Confluence products last month. Jira Service Desk will get a Premium option “soon” At the same time, it has announced “free” plans for Jira Software, Confluence, Jira Service Desk, and Jira Core. Academic customers and non-profits can now get discounted cloud pricing of 50 per cent and 75 per cent respectively. The vendor has also launched a cloud migration assistant tool to help Confluence users make the transition from its on-prem product to the cloud. It will be extended to Jira later this year.

CloudBees fixes Jenkins X bugs

CloudBees has pushed out the second release of its Jenkins X distribution. The firm said this was mainly a bug fix and quality-focused release, tacking dozens of issues in the first release last month. You can see the full list of fixes here.

Spring kicks out updates to Boot and Data Flow

Spring has released Spring Boot 2.1.8, which packs in 77 fixes, improvements and dependency upgrades. Spring has also released v2.3.0M1 and 2.2.1 GA of Spring Cloud Data Flow. Amongst other improvements, the milestone release of 2.3.0 adds improved Prometheus monitoring.