Getting started with Azure K8S
For a while now, I’m trying to get the hang of Kubernetes. The hardest part was for me to get a good use case. During my job, not a lot of customer that use Kubernetes.
So I started to explore Kubernetes by myself and I have found some helpful extensions to start developing Kubernetes.
Azure Kubernetes Service Extension
The first must have extension is the Azure Kubernetes Service. Some of the great features it offers:
- View your AKS clusters in the Kubernetes
- Add AKS clusters to kubeconfig
- Perform AKS Diagnostics checks on your AKS cluster
- Run AKS Periscope within VS Code
- Configure a Continous Integration / Continous Deployment ( CI/CD ) Pipeline targetting AKS cluster from within VSCode
- Browse to all Continous Integration / Continous Deployment ( CI/CD ) Pipelines targetting AKS cluster
The next must have extension is the Azure Tools extension. This beautiful extension is a pack containing multiple extensions. You can manage your app services, databases, functions and lots more. Also very handy for managing your Azure Container Registry.
Also a must have extension. The Kubernetes extension for running Kubernetes locally. It is a great extension to so your Kubernetes working locally.
Last but not least. The Kubernetes Templates extension, a small extension but very handy.
If you are following the latest trends in the development world, you’re probably know that YAML is becoming the default in a lot of environments.
This extension is very handy to get that nice YAML intellisense and also helping you typing the right syntax.