I found myself last week looking at a bit of code in K8s which I thought I could make better, so I set about trying to understand how to clone, change and test it.
Luckily K8s has some good docs, trust these over me as they’re a great guide. This blog is more of a brain dump of how I got on trying with Devcontainers and VSCode. This is my first try at this so I’ve likely got lots of things wrong.
Roughly I knew what I needed as I’d heard about:
As the K8s build and testing cycle can use up quite a bit of machine power I didn’t want be doing all this on my laptop and ideally I wanted to capture all the setup in a nice repeatable way.
Enter DevContainers for VSCode, I’ve got them setup on my laptop to actually run on a meaty server for me and I can use them to capture all the setup requirements for building K8s.Continue reading