9 Tools Every Platform Engineer Should Know

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  • Vault

    A tool for secrets management, encryption as a service, and privileged access management

    Vault by HashiCorp is a tool for managing software application secrets. It protects and manages your software by storing your software’s secrets and making them readily available as a service without the need for exposure. Vault also generates and encrypts secrets for extra protection, if needed.

  • cadvisor

    Analyzes resource usage and performance characteristics of running containers.

    cAdvisor, an observability tool, has made monitoring containers easy. It gives users insight into the resource consumption and performance aspects of their running containers. cAdvisor is an open-source running daemon that aggregates processes and exports information about containers that are running. It saves resource isolation settings, historical resource consumption, histograms of total historical resource usage, and network data for each container. This information is exported by container as well as machine-wide.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • terraform

    Terraform enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned.

    Terraform is a platform for managing public cloud resources, such as AWS, GCP, and Azure, by creating infrastructure as code. Other cloud infrastructures, such as Stripe and Auth0, are also commonly managed with Terraform. Terraform is primarily used for three purposes: public cloud provisioning, multicloud deployments, and infrastructure as code (IaC) implementation.

  • devspace-plugin-loft

    Loft Plugin for DevSpace - adds commands like `devspace create space` or `devspace create vcluster` to DevSpace

    Finally, Loft is Kubernetes self-service and multi-tenancy management tool. The creators built it in a way that makes it easy for almost anyone to use, be it a software developer, DevOps engineer, IT operator, or sales specialist. Loft enables you to construct and use virtual clusters. It uses virtual clusters because they are inexpensive and lightweight, therefore increasing their performance and speed.

  • falco

    Cloud Native Runtime Security

    Falco is a security-focused Kubernetes utility that identifies suspicious behavior in your containers. It inspects containers with a particular emphasis on kernel system calls. It also employs a solitary set of rules, which are needed to keep track of the container, application, host, and network.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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