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Repeatability, Reliability, and Scalability through GitOps

By : Bryan Feuling
Book Image

Repeatability, Reliability, and Scalability through GitOps

By: Bryan Feuling

Overview of this book

The world of software delivery and deployment has come a long way in the last few decades. From waterfall methods to Agile practices, every company that develops its own software has to overcome various challenges in delivery and deployment to meet customer and market demands. This book will guide you through common industry practices for software delivery and deployment. Throughout the book, you'll follow the journey of a DevOps team that matures their software release process from quarterly deployments to continuous delivery using GitOps. With the help of hands-on tutorials, projects, and self-assessment questions, you'll build your knowledge of GitOps basics, different types of GitOps practices, and how to decide which GitOps practice is the best for your company. As you progress, you'll cover everything from building declarative language files to the pitfalls in performing continuous deployment with GitOps. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the fundamentals of delivery and deployment, the different schools of GitOps, and how to best leverage GitOps in your teams.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Fundamentals of GitOps
Section 2: GitOps Types, Benefits, and Drawbacks
Section 3: Hands-On Practical GitOps

Chapter 9: Originalist Gitops in Practice – Continuous Deployment

Previous chapters have focused on the hypothetical practices of GitOps and some of the questions and concerns that must be considered when wanting to adopt GitOps into a delivery or deployment process. The last chapter showed the practical portion of building out and templating declarative language files. Another major benefit of the previous chapter was showing a small portion of what is required when building out a process that heavily relies on declarative files.

This chapter will explore the originalist GitOps practice with some local development. The desired outcome of this chapter is to give you a better understanding of the fundamentals related to setting up originalist GitOps tools and processes.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:  

  • Setting up minikube
  • Setting up VSCode
  • Setting up Kubernetes and Helm
  • Local continuous deployment with...