Appendix H. Glossary

H.1. Product and project names

developers.redhat.com/launch
developers.redhat.com/launch is a standalone getting started experience offered by Red Hat for jumpstarting cloud-native application development on OpenShift. It provides a way of creating functional example applications as well as an easy way to build and deploy these example applications on OpenShift.
Fabric8 Launcher
The Fabric8 Launcher is the upstream project on which developers.redhat.com/launch is based.
Minishift or CDK
An OpenShift cluster running on your machine using Minishift.

H.2. Terms specific to Fabric8 Launcher

Example

An application specification, for example a web service with a REST API.

Examples generally do not specify which language or platform they should run on; the description only contains the intended functionality.

Example application

A language-specific implementation of a particular example on a particular runtime. Example applications are listed in an examples catalog.

For example, an example application is a web service with a REST API implemented using the Thorntail runtime.

Examples Catalog
A Git repository that contains information about example applications.
Runtime
A platform that executes an example application. For example, Thorntail or Eclipse Vert.x.