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Version: 2.0.x

Scala k8s

Scala k8s is a Kubernetes client, data models and typesafe manifest generation for scala, scalajs, and scala native.


This library provides a full blown extensible client that you can use to interact directly with kubernetes API server, to create operators or accomplish other automation tasks, also you can use it to create or manipulate manifests in scala.

Design principles

  • As extensible as possible
  • As dependency free as possible
  • As Un-opinionated as possible
  • Provide seamless integrations
  • All specs are generated from the spec directly and will be in sync with kubernetes all the time


This library is currently available for Scala binary versions 2.12, 2.13 and 3.2 on JVM/JS/Native.
This library is architecured in a microkernel fashion and all the main kubernetes stuff are implemented/generated in pure scala, and integration modules are provided separately.
main modules are:

  • objects raw kubernetes objects, which has no dependency
  • client raw kubernetes client and requests, requests can also be extended in user land easily!

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libraryDependencies ++= Seq(
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-objects" % "[VERSION]", // JVM, JS, Native ; raw k8s objects
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-client" % "[VERSION]", // JVM, JS, Native ; k8s client kernel and requests

The following integrations are currently available:

libraryDependencies ++= Seq(
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-http4s" % "[VERSION]", // JVM, JS, Native ; http4s and fs2 integration
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-zio" % "[VERSION]", // JVM ; ZIO native integration using zio-http and zio-json
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-sttp" % "[VERSION]", // JVM, JS, Native ; sttp integration using jawn parser
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-circe" % "[VERSION]", // JVM, JS ; circe integration
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-json4s" % "[VERSION]", // JVM, JS, Native; json4s integration
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-spray-json" % "[VERSION]", // JVM ; spray-json integration
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-play-json" % "[VERSION]", // JVM ; play-json integration
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-zio-json" % "[VERSION]", // JVM, JS ; zio-json integration
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-jawn" % "[VERSION]", // JVM, JS, Native ; jawn integration
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-manifests" % "[VERSION]", // JVM ; yaml manifest generation
"dev.hnaderi" %% "scala-k8s-scalacheck" % "[VERSION]" // JVM, JS, Native; scalacheck instances

This project also has a sbt integration you can use to generate manifests.


We can define any kubernetes object:

import dev.hnaderi.k8s._  // base packages
import dev.hnaderi.k8s.implicits._ // implicit coversions and helpers
import dev.hnaderi.k8s.manifest._ // manifest syntax

val config = ConfigMap(
metadata = ObjectMeta(
name = "example",
namespace = "staging",
labels = Map("example"),
data = DataMap(
"some config" -> "some value",
"config file" -> Data.file("config.json")
binaryData = DataMap.binary(
"blob" -> Data.file("blob.dat"),
"blob2" -> Paths.get("blob2.bin"),
"other inline data" -> "some other data"

or use kubectl style helpers:

val config2 = ConfigMap(
data = DataMap.fromDir(new File("path/to/data-directory"))

And we can connect to our cluster and send requests:

import dev.hnaderi.k8s.client.APIs
import dev.hnaderi.k8s.client.ZIOKubernetesClient

// This example uses `kubectl proxy` to simplify authentication
val client = ZIOKubernetesClient.make("http://localhost:8001")
val nodes = ZIOKubernetesClient.send(APIs.nodes.list())

Runnable example:

import dev.hnaderi.k8s.client.APIs
import dev.hnaderi.k8s.client.ZIOKubernetesClient
import zhttp.service.ChannelFactory
import zhttp.service.EventLoopGroup
import zio._

//NOTE run `kubectl proxy` before running this example
object ZIOExample extends ZIOAppDefault {
private val env =
( ++ >>> ZIOKubernetesClient.make(

private val app =
for {
n <- ZIOKubernetesClient.send(APIs.nodes.list())
_ <- ZIO
} yield ()

override def run: ZIO[Environment with ZIOAppArgs with Scope, Any, Any] =