Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes
cdk8s is an open-source software development framework for defining Kubernetes applications and reusable abstractions using familiar programming languages and rich object-oriented APIs. cdk8s apps synthesize into standard Kubernetes manifests which can be applied to any Kubernetes cluster.
- Getting Started
- Help & Feedback
This project consists of multiple packages, maintained and released via the following repositories:
- cdk8s - Core library. For historical reasons note that the
cdk8spackage is maintained in the
- cdk8s-cli - Command-Line interface.
- cdk8s-plus - High-Level constructs for Kubernetes core.
The current repository acts as an umbrella repository for cross module concerns, as well as the deployment of
cdk8s apps are programs written in one of the supported programming languages. They are structured as a tree of constructs.
The root of the tree is an
App construct. Within an app, users define any
number of charts (classes that extend the
Chart class). Each chart is
synthesized into a separate Kubernetes manifest file. Charts are, in turn,
composed of any number of constructs, and eventually from resources, which
represent any Kubernetes resource, such as
cdk8s apps only define Kubernetes applications, they don't actually apply
them to the cluster. When an app is executed, it synthesizes all the charts
defined within the app into the
dist directory, and then those charts can be
applied to any Kubernetes cluster using
kubectl apply -f dist/chart.k8s.yaml or a GitOps tool like Flux.
cdk8s is based on the design concepts and technologies behind the AWS Cloud Development Kit, and can interoperate with AWS CDK constructs to define cloud-native applications that include both Kubernetes resources and other CDK constructs as first class citizens.
Help & Feedback
Interacting with the community and the development team is a great way to contribute to the project. Please consider the following venues (in order):
- Search open issues
- Stack Overflow: cdk8s
- File a new issue
- Mailing list: cdk8s
- Slack: #cdk8s channel in cdk.dev
See cdk8s Documentation.
See our Examples Directory.
See our roadmap for details about our plans for the project.
See Awesome cdk8s.
The cdk8s project adheres to the CNCF Code of Conduct.
We welcome community contributions and pull requests. See our contribution guide for more information on how to report issues, set up a development environment and submit code.
Join us for the cdk8s community meeting which takes place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:00am Pacific Time.
This project is distributed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.