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Tooling in software development is the set of tools used to develop, deploy, and manage applications. This includes tools for source code management (e.g. Git), development (e.g. Gefyra), build automation (e.g. GitHub Actions), continuous integration/delivery (e.g. ArgoCD), container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes), monitoring (e.g Prometheus and Grafana), and more. Tooling is important because it helps streamline and standardize the development process and ensure that applications are deployed and managed efficiently, reducing errors during development and improving security.
Additionally, having the right tools in place can help provide visibility into the health and performance of applications as well as automate tasks such as deployment, configuration management, and service mesh management.
Kubernetes configuration files are files that contain the settings and parameters used to define how applications are deployed and managed in a Kubernetes cluster. These files can be written in YAML or JSON and typically contain information such as resource requests, limits, labels, annotations, and more. Configuration files can be used to store configurations for multiple applications or services in a single file. Besides writing plain YAML files, Blueshoe supports you with writing Kubernetes configurations using Helm and Kustomize. From scratch, or driving existing projects on Kubernetes, Blueshoe provides deep expertise in bringing workloads to Kubernetes efficiently and securely.
Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes that helps simplify the deployment and management of applications. It provides an easy-to-use interface for creating, updating, and managing Kubernetes configurations. Additionally, Helm can be used to automate the deployment process and quickly roll back changes if necessary. Finally, Helm can be used to share configurations with other developers or teams, making it easier to collaborate on projects. Blueshoe’s experts have a long standing experience in writing Helm charts for many different use-cases. If you need help with your workload managament using Helm, get in touch.
It is important to monitor the Kubernetes infrastructure because it provides visibility into the health and performance of applications. This helps ensure that applications are running as expected and can alert administrators if there are any issues. Additionally, monitoring can help identify potential security risks and provide insights into how applications are being used.
There are a variety of software tools for Kubernetes monitoring, including Prometheus, Grafana, Kube-state-metrics, and Heapster. These tools can be used to monitor the health and performance of applications in real-time. Additionally, there are other tools such as Istio and Linkerd that can be used to manage service meshes. Depending on your use-cases, Blueshoe will advise you with the right monitoring solution and implement it according to your needs.
Using a good set of tools when developing for a Kubernetes infrastructure is important because it helps ensure that applications are deployed and managed efficiently. The right tools can help automate the deployment process and simplify configuration management. Luckily, Blueshoe drives an essential set of open source technologies to implement a real Kubernetes-native development workflow. Get in touch to find out how these tools will improve your development process.
Figuring out exactly what you need, what fits into your processes and philosophies and really helps your developers is a complex task. The cloud native landscape is flooded with great little helper tools and big platform solutions but not everything is for you and your needs are very individual. Let us lend you a hand in figuring out your perfect setup.
Setting up our customer projects according to the cloud-native approach helps us to develop complex systems quickly and efficiently and to implement short, efficient release cycles. The following projects are a small excerpt from our past cloudnative projects.
In the second edition of our podcast "Tools for the Craft - Navigating the Kubernetes ecosystem" Michael and Robert talk about the various options developers have for remote K8s development and will show some real life examples.
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