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The state of Kubernetes development tooling

Ellen Korbes (Garden)
13:2514:05 Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: Hall A1
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers




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 optimizing your development workflow. To answer that, Ellen Korbes takes a deep dive into the tooling available in the current landscape—such as Helm, Draft, Skaffold, Forge, Telepresence, Garden, and Tilt—and map their capabilities to the needs of developers.

With that knowledge in hand, you’ll then 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 you’ll see the gaps that these tools still can’t cover. This is a must-see for developers working on Kubernetes-native applications and looking for better ways to bring code to production.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with 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 you can use to have an effective workflow for developing Kubernetes applications
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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.

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