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kaniko vs Skaffold: What are the differences?

Developers describe kaniko as "Build container images in Kubernetes". A tool to build container images from a Dockerfile, inside a container or Kubernetes cluster kaniko doesn't depend on a Docker daemon and executes each command within a Dockerfile completely in userspace. This enables building container images in environments that can't easily or securely run a Docker daemon, such as a standard Kubernetes cluster.. On the other hand, Skaffold is detailed as "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.

kaniko and Skaffold can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.

kaniko and Skaffold are both open source tools. Skaffold with 7.16K GitHub stars and 589 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than kaniko with 3.96K GitHub stars and 311 GitHub forks.

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    No need for docker demon
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      Slow compared to docker
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      What is kaniko?

      A tool to build container images from a Dockerfile, inside a container or Kubernetes cluster. kaniko doesn't depend on a Docker daemon and executes each command within a Dockerfile completely in userspace. This enables building container images in environments that can't easily or securely run a Docker daemon, such as a standard Kubernetes cluster.

      What is Skaffold?

      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.

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      What are some alternatives to kaniko and Skaffold?
      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
      Jib
      Jib builds Docker and OCI images for your Java applications and is available as plugins for Maven and Gradle.
      Makisu
      Uber's core infrastructure team developed a pipeline that quickly and reliably generates Dockerfiles and builds application code into Docker images for Apache Mesos and Kubernetes-based container ecosystems. Giving back to the growing stack of microservice technologies, we open sourced its core component, Makisu, to enable other organizations to leverage the same benefits for their own architectures (more here: https://eng.uber.com/makisu/).
      Kubernetes
      Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
      Docker Compose
      With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
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