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Tilt User Guide

Local Kubernetes development with no stress.

Tilt helps you develop your microservices locally. Run tilt up to start working on your services in a complete dev environment configured for your team.

Tilt watches your files for edits, automatically builds your container images, and applies any changes to bring your environment up-to-date in real-time. Think docker build && kubectl apply or docker-compose up.

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Install Tilt

Installing the tilt binary is a one-step command:

curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/windmilleng/tilt/master/scripts/install.sh | bash

For other installation options, see the Installation Guide.

Run Tilt

Use this guide to run Tilt on your project.

Tilt automatically handles all the expert tricks for working in a Kubernetes dev environment:

  • Stands up any constellation of services, no matter how complex

  • Watches your file system and update servers in seconds

  • Streams logs, events, and pod changes so that it can show you the problem when something breaks

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Tilt Cloud

Are you seeing an error from a server that you don’t even work on?

With Tilt Cloud, create web-based interactive reproductions of your local cluster’s state.

Save and share a snapshot with your team so that they can dig into the problem later. A snapshot lets you explore the status of running services, errors, logs, and more.

Community

Questions and feedback: Join the Kubernetes slack and find us in the #tilt channel. Or file an issue.

Contribute: Tilt is open source, developed on GitHub. Check out our contribution guidelines.

Follow along: @tilt_dev on Twitter. Updates and announcements on the Tilt blog.

Help us make Tilt even better: Run tilt analytics opt in to enable telemetry, so we can improve Tilt on every platform. Details in “What does Tilt send?”.

We expect everyone in our community (users, contributors, and employees alike) to abide by our Code of Conduct.