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.
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.
When getting started with Docker, many developers quickly turn to Docker Compose to run their applications. Compose offers many advantages, such as having your configuration stored as code, making it easy to maintain and expand upon.
If you’re developing apps that run in Kubernetes, running them locally with Docker Compose may seem like a simple solution. But it can cause problems, as your local environment will be very different from how your apps run production.