This chapter was pretty intense: we set up a CD pipeline as well as visited the most common release strategies, which, using Kubernetes, were within the reach of our hand. Everything was automated except a couple of checkpoints that were left on purpose so that we could control what was going in our system (just for peace of mind). This was the climax of the book: even though the examples were basic, they provided you with enough tools to set up something similar in your company in order to get the benefit of working with microservices but padding the operational overhead that they involve as well as facilitating the release of new versions.
In the next chapter, we will learn an important aspect of continuous delivery: monitoring. With the right monitoring in place we can remove a lot of stress from the releases so that our engineers are more confident on being able to catch errors early leading into smoother rollouts and a lower production bug count.