Bridge to Kubernetes
This extension requires Visual Studio 2019 16.7 or later.
With Bridge to Kubernetes, the only thing you need to run and debug on your development machine is the microservice you're working on and your preferred dev tools.
Bridge to Kubernetes extends the Kubernetes perimeter to your development computer allowing you to write, test, and debug microservice code while connected to your Kubernetes cluster with the rest of your application or services. With this workflow, there is no need for extra assets, such as a Dockerfile or Kubernetes manifests. You can simply run your code natively on your development workstation while connected to the Kubernetes cluster, allowing you to test your code changes in the context of the larger application.
Simplifying Microservice Development
Eliminate the need to manually source, configure and compile external dependencies on your development computer.
Run your usual debug profile with the added cluster configuration. You can debug your code as you normally would while taking advantage of the speed and flexibility of local debugging.
Developing and Testing End-to-End
Test end-to-end during development time. Select an existing service in the cluster to route to your development machine where an instance of that service is running locally. Request initiated through the frontend of the application running in Kubernetes will route between services running in the cluster until the service you specified to redirect is called.
Getting Started Resources
Data and telemetry
Bridge to Kubernetes collects usage data and sends it to Microsoft to help improve our products and services. Read our privacy statement to learn more.