Container Native Development with Ralph Squillace
Containers have improved deployments and resource utilization. Kubernetes created a platform to manage those containers and orchestrate them into distributed applications. In today’s episode, we explore tools that improve the workflow of the application developer who is working with Kubernetes, including Helm, Draft, and Brigade.
Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes, which allows users to find, share, and use software that is built for Kubernetes. The unit of installation for Helm users is a Helm Chart. Installing a Helm Chart can simplify the deployment of a database, load balancer, or continuous integration tool. Draft is a tool for simplifying the containerization process. When a developer runs Draft, a Dockerfile is created to containerize the application, and a Helm Chart is created to enable the application to be easily deployed.
Brigade is a tool for creating and running Kubernetes workflows. Brigade allows for event-driven scripting on top of Kubernetes. Chatops, continuous integration systems, and complex big data pipelines can all be defined with Brigade. Brigade is exciting, because it is a higher level tool on top of Kubernetes–in some ways similar to the “serverless on Kubernetes” systems we have covered in the past.
Ralph Squillace is a principal program manager with Microsoft, where he works on containers, Linux, and cloud products. Ralph joins the show to talk about how developing with containers has changed in the last few years, and how it will continue to evolve in the near future.
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