I’ve recently published my first article on dev.to about how to deploy a React application to Kubernetes in 5 easy steps.
There are many reasons for choosing Kubernetes for deploying your React application:
- unified and standardized deployment model across the cloud providers
- robustness against downtime as several containers are deployed (horizontal scaling)
- handling peak traffic with auto-scaling
- zero-downtime deployments, canary deployments, etc.
- simple A/B testing
The tutorial will guide you through the 5 required steps for deploying the application to Kubernetes:
- Create the React application
- Dockerize the React application
- Connect to your Kubernetes cluster
- Upload the Docker image to your container registry
- Deploy the React application
The tutorial guides you through every step and explains the minimal requirements to deploy your React application to Kubernetes. To follow the example, you just need a Docker engine (> 18.06.0) with the local Kubernetes cluster feature enabled. For bootstrapping the React application, the CLI tool create-react-app is used. Besides that, you’ll also get instructions on how to deploy the React application to a Kubernetes cluster running in the cloud.
Next, if you are looking for further tutorials on how to deploy applications to Kubernetes, take a look at this overview. Within this overview, you’ll find tutorials for deploying both Jakarta EE and Spring Boot applications to a Kubernetes cluster. The Spring Boot example uses GKE (Google Kubernetes Engine) as a deployment target and you’ll learn how to use a Kubernetes cluster in the cloud.
Have fun deploying your react application to Kubernetes,