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Helm vs K9s: What are the differences?

Developers describe Helm as "The Kubernetes Package Manager". Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes. On the other hand, K9s is detailed as "🐶 Kubernetes CLI To Manage Your Clusters In Style". K9s provides a curses based terminal UI to interact with your Kubernetes clusters. The aim of this project is to make it easier to navigate, observe and manage your applications in the wild. K9s continually watches Kubernetes for changes and offers subsequent commands to interact with observed resources.

Helm and K9s can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.

Helm and K9s are both open source tools. It seems that Helm with 12.6K GitHub stars and 4.06K forks on GitHub has more adoption than K9s with 2.57K GitHub stars and 131 GitHub forks.

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    Infrastructure as code
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    Open source
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    Easy setup
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    Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
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    Nice UI and fast way to manage my kubernetes clusters

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What is Helm?

Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.

What is K9s?

K9s provides a curses based terminal UI to interact with your Kubernetes clusters. The aim of this project is to make it easier to navigate, observe and manage your applications in the wild. K9s continually watches Kubernetes for changes and offers subsequent commands to interact with observed resources.

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With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
Rancher
Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
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Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
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