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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 2: Exploring Common Industry Delivery and Deployment Practices

The analogy in the last chapter followed a company through the beginning of its digital transformation from error-prone quarterly release parties to DevOps and continuous SDLC practices, with the newly hired CDO driving the initiative.

This chapter will continue the analogy of following the company through the transformation process as they research tools, processes, and practices that are common in the industry and how they will implement them.

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

  • Common industry practices for deployment
  • Common industry practices for delivery
  • Common tools used for deployment and delivery
  • Needs versus wants
  • The automation test