Preview of Visual Studio Kubernetes Tools

App Center Team

Kubernetes is an open source system that is quickly emerging as the preferred container orchestration system for applications of all shapes and sizes, simplifying the deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers. It runs in a variety of environments, including on premises as well as in cloud providers, such as Microsoft’s own Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Here on the Visual Studio team, we are working on ways to better support developers who are building containerized applications that target Kubernetes. In talking to these developers, we’ve heard that it can be challenging to create Dockerfiles, Helm charts, and other configuration-as-code files required to create container images and deploy them to Kubernetes. And taking your code from Visual Studio to your Kubernetes cluster requires memorizing some pretty complicated CLI commands.

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