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Podman can now ease the transition to Kubernetes and CRI-O

Podman can now ease the transition to Kubernetes and CRI-O

Configuring Kubernetes is an exercise in defining objects in YAML files.  While not required, it is nice to have an editor that can at least understand YAML, and it’s even better if it knows the Kubernetes language.  Kubernetes YAML is descriptive and powerful. We love the modeling of the desired state in a declarative language. That said, if you are used to something simple like podman run, the transition to YAML descriptions can be a bitter pill to swallow.

As the development of Podman has continued, we have had more discussions focused on developer use cases and developer workflows.  These conversations are fueled by user feedback on our various principles, and it seems clear that the proliferation of container runtimes and technologies has some users scratching their heads.  One of these recent conversations was centered around orchestration and specifically, local orchestration. Then Scott McCarty tossed out an idea: “What I would really like to do is help users get from Podman to orchestrating their containers with Kubernetes.” And just like that, the proverbial light bulb went on.

A recent pull request to libpod has started to deliver on that very idea. Read on to learn more.

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YAML Language Server and the Extension for VS Code

YAML Language Server and the Extension for VS Code

Over at the Openshift and Che land, we deal with YAML files for deploying our applications regularly. Unfortunately, the tooling to support editing of these files was not up to our expectations. As we are also tooling developers, we have decided to take matters at hand and implement a language server for kubernetes syntax. An effort which mostly Josh Pinkney and I have worked on for the last few months. As we have progressed with our implementation, we have realized that limiting the extension to kubernetes was wasted opportunity and we have reorganized the language server for general YAML support but kept the kubernetes syntax support built-in.

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