Microsoft announces Draft, a new tool that makes it easy to build apps that run on Kubernetes

The usage of containers among developers has skyrocketed over the past 12 months. Most of them use Kubernetes for orchestrating the containers. Microsoft today announced a new tool for developers called Draft which streamlines application development and deployment into any Kubernetes cluster. Developers can start working on container-based applications without requiring Docker or even installing Kubernetes themselves. You can use Draft like the below,

  • draft create to containerize your application based on Draft packs
  • draft up to deploy your application to a Kubernetes dev sandbox, accessible via a public URL
  • Use a local editor to modify the application, with changes deployed to Kubernetes in second

Draft ships with support for languages including Node.js, Go, Java, Python, PHP, and Ruby. According to your needs, you can also customize Draft to streamline the development of any application or service that can run on Kubernetes. Draft also allows developers to edit code locally, but have their dev environment running in the cloud where they can access all their app’s dependencies. I’m sure cloud developers are going to love Draft.

Draft is open source and available on GitHub here. Draft is released by Deis team, a company which Microsoft acquired two months back. Deis has been building open source tools that make it easy for teams to create and manage applications on Kubernetes.

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