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What Are Cloud Native Buildpacks and How Do They Work?

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8:00 AM PDT on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022

What Are Cloud Native Buildpacks and How Do They Work?

What Are Cloud Native Buildpacks and How Do They Work?

Aug 11, 2022

In this episode

Cloud Native Buildpacks turn application source code into runnable container images, without using Dockerfiles. Why is this useful? Buildpacks enable application developers to focus on what they do best - writing code - without having to worry about container build strategy. They also give platform operators more control over build inputs, a ‘Software Bill of Materials’ for images, the ability to quickly patch dependencies, and more.

Watch this episode to learn about buildpacks and how to incorporate them into your software supply chain!

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Guests

Natalie Arellano

Natalie Arellano

Natalie Arellano is a maintainer for the Cloud Native Buildpacks project and a software engineer at VMware.

Hosts

Whitney Lee

Whitney Lee

Whitney traveled the scenic route but is chuffed to have found her way to Kubernetes and cloud technologies. Whitney began her professional career as a fine artist before owning her own photography business for over a decade. After a year-long tour playing keys in the band Mutual Benefit, Whitney went back to school in 2019 to learn full-stack web development. After graduation, Whitney was employed by IBM as a cloud developer, using none of the skills she had just learned. She developed an insatiable appetite for all things cloud, and a passion for teaching others as she acquired knowledge herself. Whitney has made many cloud-related lightboard videos that together have 400,000+ views. At VMware, you can find Whitney writing lighthearted yet informative guides, or behind the lightboard during her weekly streaming show ϟ Enlightning. Whitney’s contagious excitement drives her to collaborate and play!