Quickstart #

The Riser demo allows you to easily experiment with Riser using a local Kubernetes cluster.

Prerequisites #

Ensure that you have a recent version of the following:

You must also have a GitHub account for the state repo. Riser will support other git providers in the future.

ℹ️ These dependencies are specifically for running a local demo of a full Riser stack. A typical app developer only needs the Riser client binary.
⚠️ Windows Users: A Windows release is available but has not yet been tested. It’s recommended that you use the Windows Subsystem for Linux for the Riser CLI.

Demo Installation #

  • Enable the minikube ingress addon: minikube addons enable ingress
  • Create a minikube cluster. For the best results use the recommended settings: minikube start --cpus=4 --memory=6144 --kubernetes-version=1.17.11.
  • Create a GitHub repo for Riser’s state (e.g. https://github.com/your-name/riser-state).
  • Download the latest Riser CLI for your platform and put it in your path.
  • Ensure that your minikube is started. In a new terminal window, run minikube tunnel. Ensure it establishes the tunnel and let it run in the background.
  • Run riser demo install and follow the instructions.

Things to try #

  • Use riser apps init to create a minimal app config.
  • Check out the annotated app config for a full list of configuration options.
  • Review the emojivoto microservices example
  • Use riser help or check out the table of contents to explore other help topics.