When comparing Eclipse Che vs RedHat OpenShift.io, the Slant community recommends Eclipse Che for most people. In the question“What are the best IDEs for Node.js?” Eclipse Che is ranked 5th while RedHat OpenShift.io is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Eclipse Che is:
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Pro Docker runtimes
Pro SSH + terminal
Built-in terminal with root access so I can make changes to my running machines. Although I don't use it often being able to SSH into the workspace so I can use a desktop IDE is handy.
Pro GIT and SVN VCS support
Projects can be easily imported from any Git or Svn repository hosting service.
Pro Reproducible environment
Pro Custom commands
I like that I can package up custom commands with my workspace and then use them (or share them) with everyone else.
Pro Portable workspaces
The workspace in Che includes project sources, IDE and the runtime. So if you hand your Che workspace definition to another user and they execute it they will get everything they need to build, run and debug the project.
Also the runtime is in a Docker container so it will work even if the second user is on a different OS than the original user who shared their workspace with them.
Che does a nice job to automatically map the service:port running in my Docker container (e.g. tomcat on 8080) to the Docker port it actually uses (something in the ephemeral range). I never need to figure that out - it's just made available to me when I run my server.
Pro Merge tool for VCS
Pro Open Source
Pro Spaces for categorizing codebases
Openshift.io Introduces Spaces, a way to categorize codebases and similar tasks according to a specific project.
Pro Online Workspaces
Using a modified version of Eclipse Che, OpenShift.io can provide online, portable workspaces tailored for a specific codebase.
Pro GitHub Integration
OpenShift.io integrates deeply with GitHub for projects, and repositories.
Pro Agile Boards
OpenShift.io includes Agile boards for Tasks and Labeling.
Pro Pipelines for testing apps
By using Jenkins for continuous integration and Openshift Online-hosted environments for testing, the Pipelines provide a seamless way to test apps in varying configurations and specifications.
Con Slow runtime
Online IDE is much slower than desktop one.
Con Beta has some stability issues
Currently in Beta state, the platform is not recommended for general usage until stable.