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Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes

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Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes

cdk8s is a software development framework for defining Kubernetes applications using rich object-oriented APIs. It allows developers to leverage the full power of software in order to define abstract components called "constructs" which compose Kubernetes resources or other constructs into higher-level abstractions.

This library is the foundation of cdk8s. It includes base types that are used to define cdk8s applications.


The Chart is a container that synthesizes a single Kubernetes manifest.

# Example automatically generated without compilation. See
class MyChart(Chart):
    def __init__(self, scope, ns):
        super().__init__(scope, ns)

During synthesis, charts collect all the ApiObject nodes (recursively) and emit a single YAML manifest that includes all these objects.


An ApiObject is a construct that represents an entry in a Kubernetes manifest. In most cases, you won't use ApiObject directly but rather use classes that are generated by the cdk8s CLI and extend this base class.


cdk8s bundles a set of test utilities under the Testing class:

  • returns an App object bound to a temporary output directory.
  • Testing.synth(chart) returns the Kubernetes manifest synthesized from a chart.


This project is distributed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

This module is part of the cdk8s project.

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