Kubernetes is a strong tool in the arsenal of any developer or infrastructure engineer. There are many different reasons for running Kubernetes, from orchestrating your containers in a sensible and structured fashion to organizing a complex infrastructure containing diverse services.
Kubernetes brings some challenges to developers. They need to learn some new concepts, how they connect to each other, and most importantly, how to develop applications using a Kubernetes cluster.
The possibilities that Kubernetes has brought to the container orchestration space are vast. Kubernetes simplifies the deployment and operation of such systems. However, from a developer’s point of view, it may not be as simple as their previous workflows; there are some nuances of the system to be learned.
In this series, we’re looking at alternatives to using Docker Compose for building apps that run in Kubernetes clusters. While Compose is a handy way to stand up apps locally, there are advantages to running your apps in a Kubernetes environment while you develop.
As more developers use Kubernetes, a variety of deployment tools are emerging to help them. Three interesting examples are Skaffold, Tilt, and DevSpace. While they all assist in building and deploying on Kubernetes clusters, their approaches are noticeably different.
Kubernetes is an excellent open-source container orchestration platform that brings automatic scaling, automatic recovery, observability, and many more features. Since it differs from traditional operations, it has changed the development and deployment workflows as well.
In recent years, many companies have turned to containerization for application delivery. However, containerization in an enterprise or production-grade environment presents different levels of complexity in terms of managing containerized applications at scale.
What makes developers happy and productive? If you talk to people who work in the tech industry, they will likely all have opinions on it, but there’s no clear, shared definition of developer productivity.
In recent years, more and more companies have realized that sentences such as “every company is a software company” and “software is eating the world” are more than theoretical statements.