Keep the Space Shuttle Flying: Writing Robust Operators – Illya Chekrygin, Upbound

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Keep the Space Shuttle Flying: Writing Robust Operators – Illya Chekrygin, Upbound

As the operator pattern becomes the de-facto pattern for extending Kubernetes, the community is increasingly adding new declarative APIs for external resources that are managed by traditional imperative API.

In this talk, we will explore a set of lessons learned from building Operators that bridge Kubernetes’ declarative API with external imperative API. We’ll cover some of the challenges around resource identity, long-running changes, retries, progress, handling failures, validation, dry-runs, deletions, and finalizers. These lessons are based on the real-world experience of building multiple complex operators within the Rook (rook.io), Crossplane (crossplane.io).

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