2020 Roadmap

This now lives on Github.

2019 Roadmap

  • Plugin model for builders
    • DONE - see custom artifacts
  • IDE integration VSCode and IntelliJ Skaffold dev/build/run/deploy support, Skaffold Config code completion
  • Debugging JVM applications
    • DONE, we have Java, go, python and node for debugging
  • Skaffold keeps track of what it built, for faster restarts
    • DONE, artifact caching is enabled by default, can be controlled with the --cache-artifacts flag
  • Pipeline CRD integration
    • DONE - we have Tekton pipeline generation in alpha, docs to come

In 2019 we also focused a major part of our efforts in fixing bugs, improve our triage, pull request and design processes, created better documentation, and continuously increased test coverage.

We reprioritized these items for next year:

  • Provide help with integration testing
  • Automated Kubernetes manifest generation
  • Infrastructure scaffolding for CI/CD on GCP/GKE
  • Document end-to-end solutions
  • Status dashboard for build (test) and deployment besides logging


See Contributing Guide, Developing Guide, and our Code of Conduct on GitHub.

Release Notes

See Release Notes on Github.


You can join the Skaffold community and discuss the project at:

The Skaffold Project also holds a bi-weekly meeting at 9:30am PST on Google Hangouts. Everyone is welcome to add suggestions to the Meeting Agenda and attend the meeting. If you join the Skaffold Mailing List, a calendar invite will be sent to your Google Calendar.

Last modified April 14, 2021: release: v1.22.0 (4e67ac7)