kind VS devspace

Compare kind vs devspace and see what are their differences.


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Posts with mentions or reviews of kind. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-17.
  • Hybrid working and accessing your linux workstation
    1 project | | 20 Jan 2022
    We do a good bit of development with , it helps enormously having your IDE running on the same machine as your test cluster. IMHO Its very hard to use an IDE over a vpn.
  • Running Kafka on Kubernetes for local development with Storage class
    3 projects | | 17 Jan 2022
    This setup is simpler and uses less code than the previous one with the trade off of having a bit less control over the path of data externalized to the host machine while requiring some internal knowledge of Kind to set it up. In general I favor this approach for local development over the one from my previous post.
  • Top 200 Kubernetes Tools for DevOps Engineer Like You
    84 projects | | 15 Jan 2022
    kops - Production Grade K8s Installation, Upgrades, and Management silver-surfer - Check ApiVersion compatibility and provide Migration path for Kubernetes objects when upgrading Kubernetes to latest versions Kube-ops-view - Kubernetes Operational View - read-only system dashboard for multiple K8s clusters kubeprompt - Kubernetes prompt info Metalk8s - An opinionated Kubernetes distribution with a focus on long-term on-prem deployments kind - Kubernetes IN Docker - local clusters for testing Kubernetes Clusterman - Cluster Autoscaler for Kubernetes and Mesos Cert-manager - Automatically provision and manage TLS certificates Goldilocks - Get your resource requests "Just Right" katafygio - Dump, or continuously backup Kubernetes objets as yaml files in git Rancher - Complete container management platform Sealed Secrets - A Kubernetes controller and tool for one-way encrypted Secrets OpenKruise/Kruise - Automate application workloads management on Kubernetes kubectl snapshot - Take Cluster Snapshots kapp - simple deployment tool focused on the concept of "Kubernetes application" — a set of resources with the same label keda - Event-driven autoscaler for Kubernetes Octant - To better understand the complexity of Kubernetes clusters Portainer - Portainer inside a Kubernetes environment Gardener - Deliver fully-managed clusters at scale everywhere with your own Kubernetes-as-a-Service Kubed - Kubernetes Cluster Operator Daemon Kubestack - Kubestack is the free and open-source GitOps framework to codify your custom platform stack using Terraform.
  • Requirements for running K8ssandra for development
    14 projects | | 13 Jan 2022
    Kind 0.7.0
  • Run Your Rails App On Kubernetes: A Step-by-Step Tutorial
    4 projects | | 12 Jan 2022
    Be aware of how Kind works and have it installed; in my case, the brew install kind command was used to get Kind 0.9.0.
  • Running Kafka on kubernetes for local development
    3 projects | | 11 Jan 2022
    In the past couple of days I came up with two local setups running Kafka, Schema-registry and Zookeeper on local development machine with Kubernetes using Kind, in this first post I will cover a setup using Persistent Volumes and Persistent Volume Claims and in the next one I will cover using Storage classes.
  • Introduction to Kubernetes with Amazon EKS
    7 projects | | 31 Dec 2021
    Minikube, kind for spinning up a single-node cluster, intended primarily for development and testing purposes
  • Run your first Kubeflow pipeline
    5 projects | | 20 Nov 2021
    However, installing and trying out Kubeflow Pipelines (KFP) is a lot simpler. In this post, we'll create a local cluster with kind, install KFP as described here and run our first pipeline.
  • Best resources/courses for learning about Kubernetes?
    1 project | | 19 Nov 2021
    Also: kind, it's a way to run local k8s clusters in docker and is really lightweight and fun. It's good to test out concepts or just play around in k8s
  • How to set up a Fabric node?
    3 projects | | 5 Nov 2021
    For setting up the local K8 cluster using Docker you can use Kind.


Posts with mentions or reviews of devspace. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-22.
  • The complexity of launching local environment
    2 projects | | 22 Jan 2022
    or if you deploy to kubernetes, you ca use locally docker desktop + kubernetes enabled and a nice tool called devspace (
  • apf: Bidirectional port-forwarding for docker and kubernetes
    2 projects | | 30 Dec 2021
  • I wrote a short article on how to optimize local Go - Kubernetes development with Skaffold and BuildKit
    2 projects | | 27 Dec 2021
    That's a nice topic! There aren't to many great articles on that sadly so I really appreciate it. My setup currently is using devspace since after trying skaffold I found it to be much more intuitiv to use and the file sync option can also be nice at times although it needs some further setup. The buildkit.flags are.great, for anyone interested here's the complete documentation on all possible flags which also includes support for ssh mount etc. The only thing I'm still struggling with is remote caching of image layers for ci CD. I'm currently using the buildkit remote worker but I feel like there could still be some optimizations.
  • Compiling a Apollo Federated Graph with esBuild 🚀
    5 projects | | 2 Nov 2021
    Follow-up; Doing a comparison with Webpack and investigating devspace and telepresence for hot reloading experience between our local K8.
  • Kubernetes-based development with Devspace
    10 projects | | 15 Oct 2021
    Modern applications base more and more on micro-services. Splitting large applications into smaller pieces makes the whole more maintainable and easier to develop. However, instead of developing a big monolith, we work on a bunch of tiny applications, making it more challenging to debug and deploy the whole system. Luckily, there are many tools out there to help us out. An interesting comparison of some of them can be found here. In what follows, we want to see how easy it is to do Kubernetes-based development with devspace.
  • How do developers handle developing large scaled dockerized applications locally?
    1 project | | 20 Sep 2021
    Try devspace . Imagine you don't run your application locally anymore. You edit the code locally, devspace sync with the container on Kubernetes, then you run some command to reload the application.
  • Docker Compose Alternatives for Kubernetes: DevSpace
    1 project | | 9 Sep 2021
    Previously in this series we’ve covered Tilt and Skaffold. Next up in the series is DevSpace, one of the other popular open source tools in the space. For transparency’s sake, I work for Loft Labs, which maintains DevSpace.
  • PHP Laravel Development with Kubernetes using DevSpace - Developer Edition
    1 project | | 20 Aug 2021
    Continuous Delivery is a challenge while developing on Kubernetes. Without using a special tool, you need to build and deploy every time code or assets change. DevSpace handles this seamlessly either by synchronizing files and hot reload of the container in question or automatically rebuilding and deploying the image(s) required. DevSpace allows you to develop in a Kubernetes cluster as if you are developing in your local machine.
  • What does your dev environment look like?
    1 project | | 25 Jun 2021
    Actually none of them, i use Devspace
  • Docker Compose Alternatives for Kubernetes: Tilt
    4 projects | | 9 Jun 2021
    Many engineers developing apps that run in Kubernetes use Docker Compose for their local environment, but a lot of great alternatives are out there that make developing against a Kubernetes cluster fast and easy.  Tilt is an open source tool for developer workflows with Kubernetes, created by the Tilt team. Other tools in the space include Skaffold, created by Google, and DevSpace, created by Loft Labs. I work at Loft Labs and developer productivity is a big interest of mine, so I thought I'd look at what Tilt has to offer.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kind and devspace you can also consider the following projects:

telepresence - Local development against a remote Kubernetes or OpenShift cluster

skaffold - Easy and Repeatable Kubernetes Development

nerdctl - contaiNERD CTL - Docker-compatible CLI for containerd, with support for Compose, Rootless, eStargz, OCIcrypt, IPFS, ...

okteto - Develop your applications directly in your Kubernetes Cluster

lima - Linux virtual machines, typically on macOS, for running containerd

k3s - Lightweight Kubernetes

vcluster - vcluster - Create fully functional virtual Kubernetes clusters - Each vcluster runs inside a namespace of the underlying k8s cluster. It's cheaper than creating separate full-blown clusters and it offers better multi-tenancy and isolation than regular namespaces.

eks-anywhere - Run Amazon EKS on your own infrastructure 🚀

tilt-extensions - Extensions for Tilt

kubetest2 - Kubetest2 is the framework for launching and running end-to-end tests on Kubernetes.

minikube - Run Kubernetes locally

terraform-provider-proxmox - Terraform provider plugin for proxmox