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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


GitOps has become a very popular term in the CI/CD and DevOps industry recently. From its inception a few years ago, GitOps has grown and mutated to the point where it has become difficult to understand and even difficult to implement. This book is intended to clear the air surrounding GitOps, especially considering the many different tools and vendors that claim to be GitOps tools without a clear definition of what they mean. Understanding the different GitOps types on the market today, what the benefits and drawbacks are of each of those types, and what anti-patterns to look out for, are all important when considering GitOps for your organization. By the end of this book, you will have the understanding required to adopt the appropriate GitOps style and direct your team to a more repeatable, reliable, and scalable deployment and delivery practice.