IBM unveiled a trio of Kubernetes-based projects today, built on the Razee project that launched in May.
The company has used the 2019 OSCON (O'Reilly Open Source Convention) event to debut three projects, Kabanero, Appsody and Codewind, all in order to "develop and publish applications for Kubernetes easier and faster."
While Kabanero is the star project of this trio, the other two are worth talking a bit about.
Appsody is intended for help developers create microservices for the standards and requirements of their organizations, using stacks and templates for open source frameworks and runtimes, providing a basis for building Kubernetes applications. Stacks can be configured as required and of course used in Kabanero, the supported stacks right now are Java MicroProfile, Java Spring, Node.js, Node.js Express and Swift.
Codewind, meanwhile, is a project for provide extensions to IDEs, starting with VS Code, Eclipse, and Eclipse Che, to allow them to be used in containerized applications. IBM itself mentions that Codewind allows you to develop in containers, even if you don't know how to develop in containers. Kabanero and Appsody will use Codewind.
Finally, Kabanero, a project that tries to unite projects such as Knative, Istio and Tekton, together with Codewind, Appsody and Razee to «Allow users to create, publish, and maintain applications on Kubernetes."The project includes" Prebuilt published systems to Kubernetes and Knative so that developers spend more time focused on the application and less understanding the infrastructure. "
This trio debuts a few months after IBM launched Razee, an open source tool for managing Kubernetes streams across multiple clusters.
Also, it's important to note that this release comes just a week after IBM will finalize the purchase of Red Hat.