Habitat is a new Open Source project for building and maintaining cloud native applications. It provides a build environment and a self-contained runtime for your apps. This talk will provide an introduction to the Habitat tools and workflow.
Container Orchestration Systems make for a great operational experience for deploying and management of containers. But that’s only part of the story when running containers in production. How do you build containers that contain only what you need (like no build systems/tools)? How do you orchestrate configuration of your application after the containers have been launched? How do you make it easy to modify an application config while keeping the containers immutable? How can you give your developers a means to declare dependencies for their applications?
Habitat, our open-source project for application automation, simplifies container management by packaging applications in a compact, atomic, and easily auditable format that makes it easier to deploy your application on various container runtimes, natively on the systems, or with Habitat’s own built-in runtime supervisor. This talk will provide an introduction to the open source Habitat project, it’s tools, and the methods it uses to produce artifacts for your immutable applications.