Local microservices development with Edward

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Francesco Renzi neat tutorial exploring simple and easy local development on kubernetes with edward - command line tool for managing microservices. Requires golang 1.6+.

Author was excited about Edward, which claims to be “A tool for managing local microservice instances”. Edward needs an edward.json configuration file, which is composed of three main sections: imports, groups and services.

It requires:

  • Go
  • Docker
  • ICBM
  • Procfiles
  • Other Edward config files

Services are manageable together through the app group, and we can, for instance, restart them at once… Edward will even automatically restart services when source files are changed. Very efficient, see for yourselves.

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Tags microservices docker kubernetes