Wrote this some time ago debug-kubernetes-operator-sdk-locally-using-vscode but due to changes in the Operator-sdk it’s not valid for version v1.0.0 and greater.

Here are the Steps to get debug running with v1.0.0

  • Go to Run\Add Configuration
  • Select Go from environments
  • Select Go Launch package

You should get the following launch.json

{
“version”: “0.2.0”,
“configurations”: [
{
“name”: “Launch Package”,
“type”: “go”,
“request”: “launch”,
“mode”: “debug”,
“program”: “${workspaceFolder}”
}
]
}

Add an env for WATCH_NAMESPACE in the configuration so it looks like

{
“version”: “0.2.0”,
“configurations”: [
{
“name”: “Launch Package”,
“type”: “go”,
“request”: “launch”,
“mode”: “debug”,
“program”: “${workspaceFolder}”
"env": {
"WATCH_NAMESPACE": "your-operator-namespace",
}
}
]
}

Debug should now work as expected