Build Images with Confidence and Ease with Cloud Native Buildpacks

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Build Images with Confidence and Ease with Cloud Native Buildpacks

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As Kubernetes becomes the runtime platform of choice and images become the standard packaging for applications, turning apps into images with confidence and ease becomes a critical element to our productivity and success. Dockerfile and Jib are popular approaches for building images, but each has limitations, and these limitations become more pronounced as we scale the number and variety of applications we need to build and maintain. Enter Cloud Native Buildpacks, tooling that makes it quick and easy for developers to go from source to image for a variety of frameworks, and provides enterprises security, auditability, transparency and control for building and patching images. In this talk we’ll cover the basics of Cloud Native Buildpacks and show a few different ways in which they can be used, including the pack CLI, the Spring Boot Maven/Gradle plugins, and kpack hosted service. By the end of this talk, building images will be a cinch to do locally or as part of a mature pipeline.