Loft Labs is a provider of developer tooling and multi-tenancy solutions for Kubernetes.
The company has now come forward with DevSpace version 6.
This is open source software for Kubernetes that enables software engineers to develop, troubleshoot and deploy cloud-native software faster.
DevSpace is a lightweight, easy-to-use client-only command-line interface (CLI) tool that employs users’ current kube-context, like kubectl or Helm.
It does not require installing anything inside a cluster and is versatile with the ability to work with every Kubernetes cluster without modification.
“While there are similar solutions, none provide the full-featured developer experience for cloud-native developers in the market,” said Lukas Gentele, co-founder and CEO of Loft Labs.
DevSpace works out of the box – no installation is needed.
Development workflow dynamics
DevSpace 6 introduces automation pipelines – which are similar to GitHub actions – to build images, deploy, as well as start and stop development as part of software development workflows.
It also introduces improved remote testing via a SSH (Secure Socket Shell) connection from the local host to the container; and reusability with imports so a central repository of functions is able to be accessed and shared via Git, local paths, or URLs.
Loft Labs builds its enterprise-grade Kubernetes platform Loft on top of the open source vcluster project — Loft is used by large organizations to create a self-service platform for their engineering teams.
When an enterprise runs Loft, their engineers can provision virtual clusters on-demand whenever they need them, either using the Loft UI (user interface), the Loft CLI (command-line interface) or even using the Kubernetes command-line tool kubectl via the custom resources provided as part of Loft.