What is minikube?
It implements a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows. Its goal is to be the tool for local Kubernetes application development and to support all Kubernetes features that fit.
minikube is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.
minikube is an open source tool with 24.2K GitHub stars and 4.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to minikube's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses minikube?
19 companies reportedly use minikube in their tech stacks, including deleokorea, useinsider, and Braincube.
68 developers on StackShare have stated that they use minikube.
Linux, Windows, macOS, Pixie, and Hypertrace are some of the popular tools that integrate with minikube. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with minikube.
Pros of minikube
Can use same yaml config I'll use for prod deployment
Let's me test k8s config locally
- Local Kubernetes
minikube Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to minikube?
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