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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 7: Best Practices for Delivery, Deployment, and GitOps

All the previous chapters were focused more on the hypothetical concepts surrounding GitOps, delivery, deployment, and the software delivery life cycle. The goal of this chapter is to provide a simple overview of best practices, why best practices are important to consider, and how to implement GitOps to fit those best practices.

It is rather uncommon to have an unbiased approach to best practices, especially in the world of engineering. Every person who has worked with an engineering team knows of a person, or even a group of people, that will not be persuaded away from their original idea. This chapter will hopefully enable some best practices you should consider before you consider solutions.

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

  • The purpose of best practices
  • Continuous deployment considerations
  • Continuous delivery considerations
  • Where GitOps ties in
  • ...