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Tuesday, May 21 • 14:50 - 15:25
Streamlining Kubernetes Application CI/CD with Bazel - Gregg Donovan, Etsy.com, Inc. & Chris Love, CNM Consulting

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Creating a repeatable Kubernetes application deployment pipeline with the Bazel build system offers a number of advantages over traditional Kubernetes application CI/CD approaches. We will describe how Etsy uses Bazel, along with its container and Kubernetes support, to deploy many different services to multiple different clusters and environments.

Using a repeatable build process maximizes container layer caching and takes advantage of Kubernetes built in pod template hashing. With this caching in place, it becomes feasible to deploy all services in a large repo reliably without under-deploying -- not deploying changed components, leaving them unvalidated on master -- or over-deploying, waiting for a potentially expensive rollout despite not having made changes.

Bazel's rules_docker also allow you to build deterministic container images without the Docker daemon, simplifying CI/CD.

Speakers
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Gregg Donovan

Staff Software Engineer, Etsy.com, Inc.
Gregg Donovan is a Staff Software Engineer for Search at Etsy, where he has worked since 2010. He has spoken three times at LuceneSolr Revolution on search, designing distributed systems to be resilient to garbage collection, and sharding in large fanout systems. He spoke in 2018... Read More →
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Chris Love

Founder, CNM Consulting
Chris Love has been coding for over 20 years, as well as contributing to OSS. Currently, he contributes to Google Helmsman (github.com/topics/gke-helmsman), kops, and other things K8s. | | Chris has architected projects with companies such as Google, Motorola, Inuit, and CenturyLink... Read More →



Tuesday May 21, 2019 14:50 - 15:25
Hall 8.0 F3