Eclipse Che introduces a new kind of developer workspaces that are running directly on Kubernetes and accessible through a web based IDE. The new version of Eclipse Che 7 supports a codified definition of developer tooling needed to work on a project, called “Devfile”.
Devfile provides a declarative abstraction of a replicable developer workspaces, which is inclusive of the runtime environment, the source code of the projects mapped to repositories and the tools, plugins and commands needed to code, build, test, run and debug a project.
Devfile lives with the projects’ source code and follow its lifecycle. It’s easy to create, modify, fork and extend.