Cloud computing has changed the way in which businesses operated in the past. Many enterprises that have joined in the cloud migration race realize that they are short on time. This means that efforts need to be escalated and a lot more fireworks need to be added to be noticed. What seemed apt and practical a few years ago is not the same today and combined it with the cloud-native applications, the speed at which enterprises are opting for applications in containers and Kubernetes has drastically increased. Although you do not need to run any and every application in Kubernetes and containers, these best practices will help you with the ones that you know “SHOULD” be built in these.
Build for the Future
Everything that we see around us whether it is a house, furniture, or an automobile, these are built for the future. The tools and amenities available today are not the same as they were in the past. The same goes true with Software, and now we have a modern approach and toolkit to help you. Modern application development aims at one crucial goal…and that is, build an application keeping the future in mind. When planning to build an application from scratch, keep in mind the importance and benefits of the microservices approach. Especially when building in containers, you need to design the app with the microservices approach because even if the individual containers are being refreshed, the app will function smoothly.
Continuous Integration/Deployment and Automation
When it comes to container orchestration, it is critical to get automation implemented through the journey. In fact, it is so important that all aspects of building applications in container orchestration on Kubernetes should be in automation. If automation is not used effectively, then the operational cost could become overwhelming. A well thought out continuous integration and deployment pipeline helps in implementing automation in various development and deployment process. With automation, it is easier to identify the mistakes in the earlier stages and making adjustments does not always have to be heavy on the pocket. Although Kubernetes pack in a lot of tangible features that make it easy to use, it is crucial to maintain necessary precautions. For example, the set standards of security, testing, change management need to be followed in the continuous delivery and deployment pipeline.
Keep images as light as possible in the container
Security and performance are crucial in any application, and keeping light images will prove to be beneficial in this regard. Make sure to only use the image surface that is absolutely necessary. This means that some development teams will have to shift from their basic practices but it is a good practice when building applications in containers and Kubernetes.
Building applications for future
Time is of the essence and building cloud-native applications is no more an option in most cases. In order to stay ahead of the curve, it is important that you look at the future when devising any strategy or rehauling the current technology stack. However, if you are starting out in this journey it is best to take the help of the professionals who have been there and done that. Check out some other best practices that will help you in your application development