What is a Platform?
platform uses a lifecycle, buildpacks (packaged in a builder), and application source code to produce an OCI image.
Examples of a platform might include:
- A local CLI tool that uses buildpacks to create OCI images. One such tool is the Pack CLI
- A plugin for a continuous integration service that uses buildpacks to create OCI images. One such plugin is the buildpacks plugin in Tekton
- A cloud application platform that uses buildpacks to build source code before deployment. One such platform is kpack
The platform specification details what a platform does, and how it interacts with lifecycles and builders.
For the latest version of the Platform API, see releases on the spec repo.