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David Wickes

RabbitMQ

Does a lot of things. Far too many things for my liking. It's open to being horribly abused as such - ended up working on a project where it was used for synchronous RPC (ridiculous).

As such I'd favour a more lightweight technology for queuing.

Kubernates

I worked as a "DevOps Engineer" for half a year. My impression of Kubernates as a developer is that developers don't need it. Docker Compose sits at the appropriate level of abstraction for developing applications. K8s is at the wrong level of abstraction.

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Ben Lovy Author

Awesome thanks. Do you have an example of what queuing tools you prefer? There's a wide array out there.

For Kubernetes, that makes sense to me from a dev perspective - what k8s does is manage groups of identical containers, so when defining what's actually in each one you shouldn't worry about deployment concerns like that. Once the product is deployed, though, is it not a strict improvement over the built-in behavior of docker compose?