Skaffold vs DevSpace for Kubernetes: What are the differences?
Skaffold: Easy and Repeatable Kubernetes Development. Skaffold is a command line tool that facilitates continuous development for Kubernetes applications. You can iterate on your application source code locally then deploy to local or remote Kubernetes clusters. Skaffold handles the workflow for building, pushing and deploying your application. It can also be used in an automated context such as a CI/CD pipeline to leverage the same workflow and tooling when moving applications to production; DevSpace for Kubernetes: The Fastest Developer Tool for Kubernetes. It is an open-source developer tool for Kubernetes that lets you develop and deploy cloud-native software faster. It is a client-only CLI tool that runs on your machine and works with any Kubernetes cluster. You can use it to automate image building and deployments, to develop software directly inside Kubernetes and to streamline workflows across your team as well as across dev, staging and production.
Skaffold and DevSpace for Kubernetes can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.
Some of the features offered by Skaffold are:
- No server-side component. No overhead to your cluster.
- Detect changes in your source code and automatically build/push/deploy.
- Image tag management. Stop worrying about updating the image tags in Kubernetes manifests to push out changes during development.
On the other hand, DevSpace for Kubernetes provides the following key features:
- Automated Image Building with devspace build
- Automated Deployment with devspace deploy
- Efficient In-Cluster Development with devspace dev
Skaffold is an open source tool with 9.08K GitHub stars and 848 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Skaffold's open source repository on GitHub.