re: I am DevOps Engineer Working With K8s A Lot, Ask Me Anything! VIEW POST

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how did you develop containers in local machine? i think kubernetes is too big platform for writing application code with developing containers.

 
 

Are you looking for to develop a container or container that would work with K8s? Say you integrate it with helm.

If it’s just working with containers then a simple docker is sufficient to work on your local machine . But as Gareth below mentions, minikube is good way to start locally if you want to have that feeling of how would it work on your K8s infrastructure. Also there are lightweight K8s. When I get off the phone I’ll send you a link.

How did I develop?
Well early on when I started I was using minikube because I did not want to mess around with extras around lab K8s but now that it’s all pretty much templated and have multi cluster environments I just use K8s.

Update: Lightweight K8s k3s.io/

 
 

Not OP, but there's several tools for running local K8s clusters on your workstation. I'm inclined to agree though, K8s is too heavy and has too much going on for local use. It uses the same container format and runtime as Docker so I've found Docker and docker-compose are usually preferable unless you're integrating with K8s directly.

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