Kubenav vs Skaffold: What are the differences?
Developers describe Kubenav as "An open source mobile app to manage Kubernetes cluster". It is the navigator for your Kubernetes clusters right in your pocket. It is a mobile and desktop app to help you manage Kubernetes clusters and stay up to date on whats going on in your clusters. 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.
Kubenav and Skaffold belong to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Kubenav are:
- Available for mobile and desktop
- Manage workloads like Deployments, Pods and StatefulSets in your Kubernetes cluster
- Get an overview of other resources like Services, ConfigMaps, Persistent Volumes, Secrets and Role Bindings
On the other hand, Skaffold provides the following key features:
- 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.
Kubenav and Skaffold are both open source tools. It seems that Skaffold with 9.15K GitHub stars and 854 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Kubenav with 428 GitHub stars and 17 GitHub forks.