Developing and testing software on Kubernetes usually means building and moving container images from the developer workstation to a container registry, and ultimately, Kubernetes. When considering all the moving parts, the complexity and context switches break the development flow. Gone are the days where developers just hit a command and a few seconds later the newly built software is ready for testing.

What if there was some magical tool that you could simply feed instructions like: “Build this Dockerfile here and replace any existing image on that Kubernetes cluster with the results!” ASAP. Spoiler Alert! That is exactly what BuildKit CLI for kubectl is there to do.

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