What is Skaffold?

Skaffold provides easy and repeatable Kubernetes development
10 July 2018   3335

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.


  • 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.
  • Supports existing tooling and workflows. Build and deploy APIs make each implementation composable to support many different workflows.
  • Support for multiple application components. Build and deploy only the pieces of your stack that have changed.
  • Deploy regularly when saving files or run one off deployments using the same configuration.


Skaffold has a pluggable architecture that allows you to choose the tools in the developer workflow that work best for you.

Get more info at GitHub.

Mirantis to Acquire Docker Enterprise Platform

After the sale of the enterprise part, Docker Inc will continue to exist in the form of an independent company and will be focused around the Docker Hub
14 November 2019   333

Mirantis, an OpenStack and Kubernetes-based cloud solution, has bought part of the Docker Enterprise platform business from Docker Inc (a commercial version of the enterprise toolkit and Docker engine, which also includes the Docker Enterprise Container Engine, Docker Trusted Registry, and Docker Universal Control Plane). After the sepation of the business, Docker Inc will continue to exist in the form of an independent company and will focus its activities around the Docker Hub catalog and the integrated development environment for microservices and Docker Desktop applications launched in containers.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The team of developers, managers and support specialists who developed the Docker Enterprise platform will move to Mirantis. Mirantis will also receive contracts with 750 customers. The development of the open-source Docker project will continue with the participation of both companies, who together will continue to work on the Docker core and will ensure compatibility and portability in their products.