August 1, 2016

Scheduling Your Kubernetes Pods With Elixir

Kelsey Hightower gave a really interesting talk at ContainerSched about how to create your own scheduler using the Kubernetes HTTP API. The talk was awesome. It's incredible to see what kind of things you can do with a base system as good as Kubernetes.

However, I missed one thing. The example provided by Kelsey was a Go application. Which is the main language used with Kubernetes. So, if check that code without any context, you might think it's using some kind of Kubernetes internal packages. But it's not! It's a standalone piece of code that happens to make some HTTP calls.

To illustrate this point, I decided to write my own scheduler, in a different language. In my case,Elixir, because that's the language I happen to be learning at the moment.

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