Open source enterprise software provider Mirantis has released a beta of the latest version of Lens, its integrated development environment (IDE) for Kubernetes, at this week’s KubeCon+CloudNativeCon Europe, this time with a focus on making the IDE more accessible to onboarding new users and viewing all the resources available on and beyond your Kubernetes clusters.
The beta of Lens 5 introduces three new features that specifically make it easier to access clusters, services, tools, pipelines, automation, and resources regardless of where or how they are running. They are designed to increase collaboration and to more easily perform commonly repeated tasks.
The first of these features, Catalogs, “will allow you to [make] not only your Kube clusters easily accessible, but basically, your entire cloud native technology stack, whether we are talking about the clusters themselves or any services, workloads, tools, automations, pipelines, etc. that might kind of be related to the project that you’re currently working on,” explained Miska Kaipiainen, principal of Lens IDE and senior director of engineering at Mirantis.