Why I like it

  • Standard behavior and operations regardless of cloud provider (Azure, GCP, Baremetal)
  • Smart by default
  • Right tool (borg) by the right people (google) at the right time (right after docker).

Favorite Command

kubectl exec -it shell-demo -- /bin/bash

kubectl apply is up there but this guy lets you run a bash terminal on a running pod. This is great for investigating local files or anything else you didn't think of preparing for originally within the container.


Shout out to https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2018/updating-kubernetes-deployment-and-waiting-it-roll-out-shell-script for an excellent replacement for kubectl wait.