Signadot is a Kubernetes-native platform that accelerates the development of microservices-based applications. It gives developers a fast feedback loop for testing code changes in a high-fidelity Kubernetes environment during development.
Using Signadot, developers get lightweight, ephemeral "sandboxes" that they can use for testing their changes against dependencies running in the Kubernetes cluster. The sandboxes themselves contain only the microservices that have changed. These "sandboxed" microservices can be running on a local workstation or within a multi-tenant Kubernetes cluster. They take seconds to spin up and make use of minimal resources on the Kubernetes cluster if at all, which makes them very scalable even with them being used to develop 100s of microservices across thousands of developers.
Sandboxes rely on a shared and continuously updated baseline environment and request-level isolation to share dependencies and provide up-to-date developer environments without duplicating infrastructure. They implement isolation using a combination of request routing and context propagation, by leveraging standard components like Kubernetes networking, Service Meshes, and OpenTelemetry.
Some of the benefits realized by development teams using a system like Signadot are as follows:
- Test every code change against Kubernetes dependencies right from the workstation or from pull requests in isolation.
- Sandboxes spin up within seconds, providing quick feedback loops during iterative development.
- Collaborate using scalable preview environments across development teams, and easily test changes spanning multiple microservices.
- No need to deploy or maintain multiple costly namespaces or clusters containing all dependencies.