In this section, we show how you can get started with Crafting and explore its use cases.
The quickest way to try out Crafting is to install the Express version of it to your system. You will need a Kubernetes cluster, which can be your existing Kubernetes cluster or newly allocated from your cloud service provider. It's ideal for a quick trial with on your own system with a small number of users. Please see this page for details.
If you want to try the Crafting platform completely hosted by us, without requiring any setup on your system, you can request a trial account on our Crafting SaaS platform. You can try Crafting there with any open-source project or your own source code. It is scalable and can be converted into full accounts for long term use. Please see this page for details.
If you want to host Crafting platform on your cloud for scalable long term use, and don't want to spend time setting it up. You can contact us for managed self-hosting and we can set up Crafting platform on your cloud and manage it for you. Please see this page for details.
Crafting Sandbox is a comprehensive tool that supports many use cases. Following table lists the most common use cases, please take a look at the corresponding section for the specific scenario and guide.
|Code Change (PR) Preview||Have a sandbox for each code change or Pull Request, allow whole team to preview the change before hitting production|
|Kubernetes Development and Testing||Code and test with on-demand k8s namespaces in your k8s cluster, see your changes live instantly in k8s with traffic interception|
|Maintainable Dev Environments||Onboard new engineers quickly with replicable dev environments, keep everyone's dev env up-to-date without risk of breaking them|
|Overcome Local Machine Slowness||Leverage unlimited computing powers on cloud with maximum savings by sharing and auto-suspension for dev environments|
|Scale beyond Docker Compose||Scale your multi-service dev environments beyond docker compose and leverage unlimited containers on cloud|
|Team Collaboration, Local or Remote||Collaborate with your teammates from anywhere with dev environments that are shared and accessible online|
Updated 10 months ago