If you are using Minikube or Docker for Mac/Windows to run your Kubernetes deployments locally, I have developed a tool to restart containers automatically when their images are rebuilt: Check out freshpod on GitHub!
Normally, when you do a
docker build to build a new image, you have to
manually restart Pods running on your Kubernetes node to use the new image.
freshpod detects you rebuilt an image and restarts the Kubernetes Pods that are
running that image:
Here’s a demo of live refactoring an application and have it restart automatically on Minikube:
freshpod on Minikube
freshpod is already in Minikube as an add-on thanks to a user who found about it before I even told anyone:
$ minikube addons enable freshpod
freshpod on “Docker for Mac/Windows”
kubectl apply -f https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/raw/master/deploy/addons/freshpod/freshpod-rc.yaml
DIY: Rebuild containers when files change
You can use entr(1) to run a command when files on your computer change.
This command will build a new image when any of the
*.py files in the
current directory changes:
$ find . -name '*.py' | entr docker build -t myapp .
On top of this, if you have freshpod installed, you can automatically have local Kubernetes Pods restart automatically when the source code changes!
freshpod is a small project that does one simple task. If you have any big ideas for it, let’s discuss!