DOP 229: The Evolution of Installing Applications Into Kubernetes

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2023

Show Notes

#229: When Kubernetes was first released in September 2014, the only way we could get applications installed to the cluster was by using kubectl apply and big, ugly YAML files. Since that time, many tools have been introduced to help manage application installation into Kubernetes clusters.

However, no matter what tool you are using in 2023, under the hood, we’re still just submitting those big, ugly YAML files to the Kubernetes. Once you realize this, things become much clearer.

In this episode, we take a stroll down memory lane of how it all started and what you should consider doing today when creating (or maybe not creating) the YAML files for your application.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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