Working with Google Cloud and Kubernetes YAML files

Cloud Code is designed to help with editing Google Cloud and Kubernetes-related configuration files, including schema based validation, diagnostics, and quick documentation.

Supported YAML configuration files

Additionally, Cloud Code also supports popular Kubernetes CRDs, like Kubeflow, out-of-the-box.

Using custom schema

Additionally, with Cloud Code, you can provide your own CRD schema with IntelliJ settings (File > Settings > Cloud Code > Kubernetes or for Mac OS X, IntelliJ IDEA > Preferences > Cloud Code > Kubernetes and navigate to the CRD Schema Locations section).

You can point to either a local file or a URL. URLs pointing to are automatically converted to

Pulling schema from a cluster

When you switch to a cluster running Kubernetes v1.16 and above in the Kubernetes explorer, Cloud Code automatically pulls the schema of all installed CRDs.

Additional Skaffold support

Skaffold is the underlying engine that powers Cloud Code, helping you build, push, and deploy your application as well as providing support for creating CI/CD pipelines.

Cloud Code comes with additional support for managing Skaffold configuration files. On opening a project, Cloud Code detects Skaffold schemas that aren't up-to-date and prompts you (via the Event Log) when a Skaffold schema version upgrade is available for your existing Skaffold YAML configuration files.

Notification in the Event log prompting user to upgrade their Skaffold schema version because their existing Skaffold YAML files are not of the latest version

Alternatively, you can navigate to Tools > Cloud Code > Kubernetes and select Check for Skaffold Schemas Upgrades to check for available schema upgrades.

Configuring with snippets

Out-of-the-box snippets for common YAML schema (using Ctrl+Space to view options) make it easy to start a new YAML file or add to an existing one without errors, while still following best practices. Additionally, it's easier to work with repetitive fields; fill in one and Cloud Code fills out the remaining instances.

Using snippets with repetitive fields

Currently, the following snippets are offered:

  • Cloud Build - Cloud Run deployment
  • Cloud Build - Docker container build
  • Cloud Build - GKE deployment
  • Cloud Build - GKE Skaffold deployment
  • Cloud Build - Go build
  • Cloud Build - Terraform plan + apply
  • Config Connector - BigQueryDataset
  • Config Connector - BigQueryTable
  • Config Connector - BigtableCluster
  • Config Connector - BigtableInstance
  • Config Connector - PubSubSubscription
  • Config Connector - PubSubTopic
  • Config Connector - RedisInstance
  • Config Connector - SpannerInstance
  • Kubernetes - ConfigMap
  • Kubernetes - Deployment
  • Kubernetes - Ingress
  • Kubernetes - Pod
  • Kubernetes - Service
  • Migrate for Anthos - Export
  • Migrate for Anthos - PersistentVolumeClaim
  • Migrate for Anthos - StatefulSet
  • Skaffold - Bazel
  • Skaffold - Getting-started
  • Skaffold - Helm deployment
  • Skaffold - Kaniko

Completing with context

Based on the current schema, Cloud Code will provide contextual completions to help you choose the right option.

Context completions for Kubernetes schema

Validating YAML schema

Cloud Code offers schema validation support by flagging invalid tags and values in your YAML files and suggesting fixes when possible.

Value of name field red-underlined to highlight an invalid value of '1234'; hover text states: "Incorrect type. Expected string."

Validating Skaffold YAML files

Cloud Code provides additional Skaffold configuration file editing support and smart templates allowing you to easily validate your skaffold.yaml files. Refer to this guide on using an existing app with Cloud Code.

Skaffold yaml templates

Completing Skaffold configuration files with context

Based on the current schema, Cloud Code will provide contextual completions and relevant docs to help you choose the right option.

Skaffold completions

Discovering definitions via quick documentation

Cloud Code surfaces relevant documentation for a resource when you highlight a line in your configuration file and access View > Quick Documentation.

Quick documentation

Linting YAML for structural and validity issues

Cloud Code provides linting support around common schema issues and provides descriptive errors.

Linting YAML files

Getting Support

To send feedback, report issues on GitHub, or ask a question on Stack Overflow.