The tech community has been abuzz lately with different ways to run Kubernetes in a lab environment for learning purposes. Everyone is excited to learn how to manage and use the platform for their new applications. Multiple tools exist to aid in this learning process. Alex Ellis has thrown his hat in the ring with the release of k3sup, which allows users to create Kubernetes clusters using Rancher’s lightweight k3s distribution.
If you haven’t been keeping up with OpenFaaS, it’s one of the more exciting projects in the emerging serverless space. It basically uses Docker to make Functions simple. Now the team has released OpenFaaS Cloud, designed to make it easier for developers (as opposed to DevOps engineers) to build functions in a familiar workflow.
I like my functions like I like my Chinese takeout: in containers. OpenFaaS provides an open-source framework to make this an easy process. Creator Alex Ellis recently showed how to run it on a Raspberry Pi cluster with Kubernetes, as well as showed off some interesting demos at DockerCon EU 17.