What’s Included in the IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI Version 2.1.4

By: Steve Clay

IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI Version 2.1.4 Features

The ability to add a Toolchain with the edit command

With this release of IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI, the edit command now gives you the ability to add your previously created app to an IBM Cloud Toolchain. At this time, only apps that have been created either through the ibmcloud CLI or the IBM Cloud console can be connected to a Toolchain in this way.

Increased visibility of Docker and Helm commands

The buildrun, and deploy commands all provide more insight into the actions being executed with these commands without the need to use the --trace parameter.

Various usability improvements

The deploy command now prompts to allow you to choose the Kubernetes cluster and namespace when deploying to Kubernetes on IBM Cloud.

The codeconsole, and delete commands will all provide a list of all of your apps to choose from when they are run from outside of an app folder and without specifying an app name. For example, simply run bx dev code from a non-app folder.

When you build, the command will now pull down a more recent version of the Docker image used in your Dockerfile, if one exists.

Getting started with this release

Install the release

For a new install of IBM Cloud Developer CLI, follow the instructions at this link.

If you have previously installed, you can update your release with this command:

ibmcloud plugin update dev

Develop an app

Create or enable your first app by following this tutorial.

For assistance, please submit questions to the author of this article. You can reach the development team in the #developer-tools channel of this Slack. You can request access to this Slack channel here.

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