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CNCF Webinar Series – Writing Less YAML – Using jsonnet and kubecfg to Manage Kubernetes Resources

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

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Using YAML and kubectl is an easy way to describe simple Kubernetes workloads, but the devil is in the detail when you want to change “just” a few bits here and there to accommodate for multiple different environments, CI/CD pipelines and so on. Kubernetes users have quickly encountered the “face full of YAML” problem and need better solutions to manage their application manifests.

In this webinar, we’ll look at how jsonnet can help create declarative manifests, using its features like modularity, lazy evaluation, etc. to allow using common templates and derived manifest trees. Additionally we’ll explore the features provided by kubecfg CLI tool to ease interacting with Kubernetes directly from these jsonnet files and/or stock YAML manifests.

JuanJo Ciarlante

Twitter: @xjjo

JuanJo Ciarlante (aka ‘jjo’) is an experienced SRE with over 20+ years involvement with F/OSS design, deployment and operation.
Currently working as SRE at Bitnami, he’s one of the first Certified Kubernetes Administrators. His industry experience includes working at Google as SRE Tech Lead, and at Canonical Ltd as CRE for OpenStack deployments dev/ops.
He’s passionate about Cloud-y F/OSS, which comes from his work on powerful clustering infra after leaving Google, and is very excited that there is Kubernetes, Prometheus, Kubecfg, Jsonnet, Istio … available in the real world :).
He loves to learn+teach and frequently gives Kubernetes training workshops such as the one he lead at KubeCon NA17.


March 20
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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