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Kitematic vs minikube: What are the differences?

Developers describe Kitematic as "The easiest way to start using Docker on your Mac". Simple Docker App management for Mac OS X. On the other hand, minikube is detailed as "Local Kubernetes engine". It implements a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows. Its goal is to be the tool for local Kubernetes application development and to support all Kubernetes features that fit.

Kitematic and minikube belong to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Kitematic are:

  • Mac App with GUI for Docker
  • Create images from any folder with a Dockerfile in it
  • Configure environment variables

On the other hand, minikube provides the following key features:

  • Local Kubernetes
  • LoadBalancer
  • Multi-cluster

Kitematic and minikube are both open source tools. minikube with 15.2K GitHub stars and 2.39K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Kitematic with 10.6K GitHub stars and 1.28K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Kitematic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 7 company stacks & 46 developers stacks; compared to minikube, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Kitematic
Pros of minikube
  • 8
    I like it because it sucks
  • 2
    No command line, Docker in one app, gui, easy to set up
  • 2
    Good for first timer
  • 1
    Easy to get started
  • 1
    Can use same yaml config I'll use for prod deployment
  • 1
    Easy setup
  • 0
    Let's me test k8s config locally

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What is Kitematic?

Simple Docker App management for Mac OS X

What is minikube?

It implements a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows. Its goal is to be the tool for local Kubernetes application development and to support all Kubernetes features that fit.

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What are some alternatives to Kitematic and minikube?
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.
Portainer
It is a universal container management tool. It works with Kubernetes, Docker, Docker Swarm and Azure ACI. It allows you to manage containers without needing to know platform-specific code.
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.
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
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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