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Open-source tools to help you with Kubernetes-native development & testing
Whether you are a Developer, a Tester, or a DevOps, learn how to streamline your Kubernetes-based projects with Kubeshop tools.

Recent Posts

June 24, 2022
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6 min.
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Integrating Tracetest with GitHub Actions in a CI pipeline

See the challenges faced & approach taken in designing a CI pipeline using Github actions to run integration tests against an actual Tracetest deployment using Cypress and Tracetest.

Sebastian Choren
Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
June 20, 2022
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7 min.
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Rapidly prototype your APIs on Kubernetes with Kusk Gateway

We will explore how to use Kusk Gateway and OpenAPI to generate automatic mocks of your APIs that will allow for rapid prototyping between your teams

Abdallah Abedraba
Technical Developer Advocate
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
June 8, 2022
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6 min.
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Tracetest — Assertions, Versioning & CI/CD

Tracetest released v0.5 with new capabilities to enable you to create trace-based tests for your microservice based system. The release includes better assertions, versioning, & CI/CD capability.

Ken Hamric
Tracetest Founder
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
June 6, 2022
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3 min.
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Monokle 1.8.0 Release Notes

Team Monokle is proud to announce version 1.8.0 - featuring Compare Anything (fka Cluster Compare), instant visibility, updated Helm support, and more.

Christian Lete
Product Manager, Monokle
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
June 3, 2022
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2 min.
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Testkube 1.2 Release—Now with a better UI

The latest release from the Testkube team features an updated UI to create and run tests easily, Slack integration, new SoapUI & Artillery executors, and more.

Nicolae Fortuna
Back-End Software Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
May 30, 2022
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4 min.
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Load Testing in Kubernetes with k6 and Testkube

Learn how to harness the power of k6 load testing in Kubernetes with Testkube's CLI and API.

Bruno Lopes
Product Manager, Testkube
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
May 26, 2022
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4 min.
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Tracing the History of Distributed Tracing & OpenTelemetry

A history of the birth of OpenTelemetry Tracing. From Dapper in 2010 to Zipkin, Jaeger, OpenTracing & OpenCensus, we discuss how the industry coalesced around OpenTelemetry over the last 14 years.

Ken Hamric
Tracetest Founder
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
May 24, 2022
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5 min.
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Run Kubernetes Tests with SoapUI and Testkube

Learn how to run functional tests in Kubernetes with SoapUI and Testkube.

Lilla Vass
Backend Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
May 19, 2022
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5 min.
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The APIOps Lifecycle: Managing API workflows through the OpenAPI Definition

What is APIOps and how can we use the OpenAPI standard as a way to implement an API-First & Design-first approach to development of modern REST APIs deployed to Kubernetes.

Christopher Jones
Product Manager, Kusk
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
May 11, 2022
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Newstack
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The Kubernetes Manifest Life Cycle Too Often Overlooked

The growing cloud native ecosystem means tools with bigger manifests to manage, alongside an explosion of code with differing syntaxes, which has become challenging for engineers. Let’s have a look...

Christian Lete
Product Manager, Monokle
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
May 10, 2022
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Newstack
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The Cloud-Native Community Needs to Talk about Testing

It struck us that there is only ONE talk about Testing among 100+ presentations at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, one of the largest engineer-focused events in the entire cloud-native ecosystem.

Bruno Lopes
Product Manager, Testkube
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
May 6, 2022
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1 min.
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Tracetest is released. What’s next?

We released Tracetest to the public last week. Learn more about how we'll go from MVPrototype to MVProduct as we inch closer to our next release.

Ken Hamric
Tracetest Founder
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
May 5, 2022
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2 min.
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Kusk-gateway 1.0: OpenAPI-driven Kubernetes Ingress Controller

The Kusk team is proud to announce the 1.0 release of Kusk-gateway, which adds API mocking capabilities, a CLI tool, auto-deployments, an interactive dashboard, and HTTP/SSL-related improvements.

Christopher Jones
Product Manager, Kusk
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
May 2, 2022
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5 min.
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Monokle 1.7.0 Release

It’s not enough to have your Kubernetes manifest syntax error free. Security and following best practices, are a vital part of a healthy and reliable application deployment.

Christian Lete
Product Manager, Monokle
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
April 29, 2022
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6 min.
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End-to-end tests of your Kubernetes applications with Cypress

Manage and run your Cypress tests in Kubernetes and access Cypress recorded videos easily with Testkube!

Abdallah Abedraba
Technical Developer Advocate
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
April 29, 2022
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7 min.
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Kubernetes Home Server Using Monokle

Learn how to create your own Kubernetes home server and expose it to the internet with the help of Monokle, a Kubernetes manifest IDE.

Erdi Köse
Developer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
April 26, 2022
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2 min.
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Introducing Tracetest - Trace-based Testing with OpenTelemetry

Introducing Tracetest, a tool which allows easy creation of end-to-end tests via a simple user interface. Leverages your current investment in OpenTelemetry based tracing to make deep testing simple.

Ken Hamric
Tracetest Founder
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
April 21, 2022
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8 min.
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From Design-First to Automated Deployment with OpenAPI

Use OpenAPI to drive the functional and operational aspects of your APIs with a Design-First approach and automated deployment.

Abdallah Abedraba
Technical Developer Advocate
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
April 13, 2022
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Newstack
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Testkube: A Cloud-Native Testing Framework for Kubernetes

Testkube is a framework that natively integrates test orchestration and execution into Kubernetes and your CI/CD/GitOps pipeline.

Bruno Lopes
Product Manager, Testkube
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
April 12, 2022
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7 min.
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Common Errors Found in Kubernetes Manifests

Learn about the common errors in Kubernetes manifests and how Monokle can help you identify and fix errors instantly.

Christian Lete
Product Manager, Monokle
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
March 28, 2022
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3 min.
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Kusk-gateway  OpenAPI-driven Kubernetes Ingress Controller Beta

The Kusk team is proud to announce the beta release of Kusk Gateway, which adds API mocking capabilities, a CLI tool, and HTTP/SSL-related improvements.

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
March 21, 2022
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5 min.
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Monokle 1.6 Released

The Monokle Team at Kubeshop is proud to announce version 1.6.0 of Monokle, our open-source desktop tool to help you with all-things-related to Kubernetes manifests. 

Christian Lete
Product Manager, Monokle
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
March 15, 2022
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8 min.
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GitOps-Powered Kubernetes Testing Machine: ArgoCD + Testkube

Adopt the GitOps development process when creating tests for your cloud native application using Testkube and ArgoCD!

Abdallah Abedraba
Technical Developer Advocate
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
March 11, 2022
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Newstack
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Top 5 Challenges in Modern Kubernetes Testing

We like to think of Testkube turning your cluster into a modern car. Modern cars run diagnostic tests on themselves to show the driver what’s wrong.

Bruno Lopes
Product Manager, Testkube
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
March 9, 2022
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7 min.
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Dogfooding Testkube - Part1 - How to Test a Testing Framework

Learn how we utilized our own testing framework during the development of Testkube.

Jacek Wysocki
Principal Software Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
February 25, 2022
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6 min.
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Monokle 101 - Managing Your Kubernetes Manifests

Managing Kubernetes manifests can be a difficult, time consuming task if you don’t have an easy way to manage them at scale. That is, if you don’t have Monokle.

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
February 17, 2022
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5 min.
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How to Create a YAML Manifest Template in Monokle

Monokle is a great tool to inspect your manifests with an easy and intuitive interface showing you how your manifests are connected to each other and how they translate to your existing cluster.

Abdallah Abedraba
Technical Developer Advocate
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
February 11, 2022
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7 min.
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Testing Electron Apps with Playwright

Monokle is built using Electron, which is used to build desktop applications across multiple platforms using a web framework like react.

Andrei Vinaga
Full Stack Software Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
February 4, 2022
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5 min.
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Testkube v0.8 - Better for Testers

Learn about the latests features like adding grouping of different test scripts, tests/scripts tagging, filtering tests, a local dashboard for test managers, and much more!

Nicolae Fortuna
Back-End Software Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
February 4, 2022
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6 min.
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Monokle 1.5.0 Release

The Monokle Team at Kubeshop is proud to announce version 1.5.0 of Monokle, our open-source desktop tool to help you with all-thing-related to Kubernetes manifests.

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
January 31, 2022
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Newstack
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Can You GitOps Your APIs?

Kusk automates generation of resources for various ingress controllers by treating your OpenAPI Specification as the source of truth for configuration.

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
January 28, 2022
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5 min.
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Kusk-gateway OpenAPI-Driven Kubernetes Gateway Alpha 2

Kusk-gateway v0.0.0.alpha.2 was released today with lots of enhancements, new features and bug fixes.

Taras Yatsurak
Software Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
January 22, 2022
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Newstack
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Testkube: A New Approach to Cloud-Native Testing

Testkube, an open-source, lightweight testing framework for Kubernetes, takes a somewhat opinionated approach to bring testing into the cloud-native era.

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
December 21, 2021
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Newstack
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From YAML Engineer to YAML Herder

If you are looking to improve your cloud native OpX, give Monokle a try. It will make you a happier YAML engineer.

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
December 13, 2021
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7 min.
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Monokle 1.4.0

Another month - another release for Monokle - our open source desktop tool for making the lives of all dedicated kubernetes manifest/yaml herders out there a little/lot easier!

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
December 10, 2021
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8 min.
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Testkube 0.7.0 - Spit and polish and then some

Hear ye, hear ye, Testkube has a new release out - with something to show off.

Jasmin Gacić
Principal Software Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
December 7, 2021
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3 min.
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Cloud Native Hackathon - Guide to Kubeshop Tools

Kubeshop is excited to sponsor the first Cloud Native Hackathon by Community Classroom. Check out our guide to Monokle, TestKube, and Monokle to get started with the tools before the Hackathon.

Kelly Revenaugh
Developer Evangelist
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
November 29, 2021
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1 min.
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An OpenAPI-first Ingress Controller for Kubernetes -  Kusk Gateway

An Argument for using OpenAPI (Swagger) to configure Ingress in Kubernetes.

Kyle Hodgetts
Cloud Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
November 15, 2021
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3 min.
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Monokle 1.3.0 — Cluster Compare

Monokle version 1.3.0 — our open source tool for managing Kubernetes manifests — with some truly exciting new functionality and requested features to make developers lives easier like...

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
October 27, 2021
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1 min.
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Testkube 0.6.0

We're happy to announce the version 0.6.0 of Testkube - an open-source test execution framework for Kubernetes.

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
October 4, 2021
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3 min.
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Monokle 1.2.0 is out

Another Monokle release fresh out of the Kubeshop bakery, packed with a bunch of improvements:

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
September 16, 2021
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2 min.
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Kusk 0.2.0 released with Traefik support and more

Today the Kubeshop team released Kusk version 0.2.0 featuring Traefik V2 support, further improvements on x-kusk OpenAPI extension and…

Taras Yatsurak
Software Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
September 15, 2021
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4 min.
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Design-first APIs meet DevOps: Automated Configuration for the masses

APIs are everywhere. APIs are a standardized way for applications to expose their functionality. API functionality often supersedes that…

Kyle Hodgetts
Cloud Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
September 14, 2021
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3 min.
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Kusk: Configuring your Ingress Controller for CORS with OpenAPI

Kusk: Configuring your Ingress Controller for CORS with OpenAPI

Egor Dobrovolsky
Sr. Back-End Engineer
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
September 6, 2021
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2 min.
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Monokle 1.1.0

Your best k8s friend Monokle is friendlier than ever! After our initial release we’ve focused on fixing bugs and improving core…

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
August 23, 2021
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1 min.
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Hello Testkube: Power to Testers on Kubernetes

Hello Testkube: Power to Testers on Kubernetes

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
August 16, 2021
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1 min.
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Hello Kusk: OpenAPI for Kubernetes

Hello Kusk: OpenAPI for Kubernetes

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
August 10, 2021
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1 min.
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Hello Monokle - The all new Kubernetes IDE application

Ever since I started working with k8s I’ve been struggling with deployment artefacts; manifests, kustomize, helm-charts, yaml-syntax, you…

Ole Lensmar
CTO
Kubeshop
Open API
Kusk
Design-first
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