Red Hat has announced the availability of a no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux developer subscription yesterday, which is part of the Red Hat Developer Program.

It is offered as a self-supported, development-only subscription. It provides developers with a stable development platform for building enterprise applications across cloud, physical, virtual and container infrastructures.

With this subscription, Red Hat is giving developers the chance to write their code in the same environment as test and production systems, code at home with the same Red Hat Enterprise Linux that is used at work, and containerize their apps.

The no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite includes:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server: An application development entitlement to the enterprise Linux platform.
  • Development tools with long-term support: Each Red Hat Enterprise Linux release is supported for 10 years, so a set of included “base” development tools are also supported for that length of time; examples include GCC, Python, PHP, Ruby and Java.
  • Development tools with frequent updates: Red Hat provides annual updates of development components such as programming languages, open-source databases, Web servers, and other development tools, which are packaged via Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset.

Google’s Machine Learning series
Google has introduced a show to help developers get started with machine learning. “Machine Learning: Recipes for New Developers” will introduce developers to machine learning, what it is and why it is important, and how to build machine learning applications. As the series progresses, it will move from beginner to more advanced solutions.

Episodes will be posted bi-weekly and will be about five to 10 minutes long.

Intel aims to make the move to the cloud faster and easier
Intel is announcing new technologies, investments and collaborations aimed at making it easier to deploy agile and scalable clouds. The company announced Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 to deliver the foundation for modern, software-defined clouds, as well as new improvements optimized for the cloud and enterprise workloads. Intel also announced collaborations with CoreOS, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and VMware.

“Enterprises want to benefit from the efficiency and agility of cloud architecture and on their own terms, using the public cloud offerings, deploying their own private cloud, or both. The result is pent-up demand for software-defined infrastructure,” said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group. “Intel is investing to mature SDI solutions and provide a faster path for businesses of all sizes to reap the benefits of the cloud.”