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July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR

Kubernetes day 3: The state of Kubernetes development tooling

Ellen Korbes (Garden)
11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Secondary topics:  Cloud Native
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Software developers, team leads, and DevOps professionals




With Kubernetes emerging as the de facto standard in the service orchestration space, discussions around it shift from how Kubernetes works to more specific concerns such as how to optimize your development workflow.

Ellen Korbes takes a deep dive into the tooling available in the current landscape—such as Helm, Daft, Skaffold, Forge, Telepresence, Garden, and Tilt—and maps their capabilities to the needs of developers. With that knowledge in hand, discover which combinations of tools work synergistically together and put them to use as end-to-end workflows that perform effectively in the real world, and Ellen discusses the gaps that aren’t covered by these tools. If you’re a developer working on Kubernetes-native applications and looking for better ways to bring code to production, this is a must-see.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with the broad concepts of how Kubernetes works
  • A basic understanding of the different stages at which development takes place: building, deploying, testing, debugging, CI, and so on

What you'll learn

  • Learn combinations of tools to create an effective workflow for developing applications that run on Kubernetes
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Ellen Korbes


Ellen Körbes works with developer relations at Garden. They code, write, speak, teach Go, make videos, and dabble with Kubernetes. A native of Brazil, they’re deeply involved with diversity and inclusiveness in tech. They’re also an avid gopher—responsible for the most comprehensive Go course in Portuguese. They first got acquainted with Kubernetes while writing code for kubectl, in a SIG-CLI internship. They’ve spoken at world-famous events, and at countless local meet-ups. Ellen is a proud recipient of a “Best Hair” award.