Microsoft Launches Brigade: An Event-Driven Scripting Tool for Kubernetes

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To this end, Microsoft has been populating the container space with open source tools that make containerized workloads faster to adopt, easier to use — and, increasingly, reliably automated. So far, 2017 has seen Microsoft acquire Deis, which developed Helm. Helm is a package manager to install and manage the lifecycle of Kubernetes applications, as well as an efficient tool for finding, using and sharing K8s tools and software. The company also introduced Draft, a tool for streamlining application development and deployment by monitoring the live-code, pre-commit “inner loop” of the developer’s workflow to detect the application language and write a simple Dockerfile and Helm chart into the source tree.

Now the same team has introduced Brigade, a framework for scripting together workflow tasks to be executed inside of containers. The Kubernetes-native tool allows devs to build an ordered workflow of K8s containers in any magnitude, from one to multitudes, that then idles while listening for arbitrary trigger events. When triggered, Brigade comes charging in.  …

Containers to the left of them, Containers to the right of them, boldly they ride and well…

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