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The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit

By : Viktor Farcic
Book Image

The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit

By: Viktor Farcic

Overview of this book

Building on The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit: Kubernetes, Viktor Farcic brings his latest exploration of the Docker technology as he records his journey to continuously deploying applications with Jenkins into a Kubernetes cluster. The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit: Continuously Deploying Applications with Jenkins to a Kubernetes Cluster is the latest book in Viktor Farcic’s series that helps you build a full DevOps Toolkit. This book guides readers through the process of building, testing, and deploying applications through fully automated pipelines. Within this book, Viktor will cover a wide-range of emerging topics, including an exploration of continuous delivery and deployment in Kubernetes using Jenkins. It also shows readers how to perform continuous integration inside these clusters, and discusses the distribution of Kubernetes applications, as well as installing and setting up Jenkins. Work with Viktor and dive into the creation of self-adaptive and self-healing systems within Docker.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Now It Is Your Turn

Switching from Scripted to Declarative Pipeline

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a group of Jenkins contributors decided to reinvent the way Jenkins jobs are defined and how they operate." (A couple of years in software terms is a lot, and Jenkins contributors are indeed spread throughout the galaxy).

The new type of jobs became known as Jenkins pipeline. It was received well by the community, and the adoption started almost instantly. Everything was excellent, and the benefits of using Pipeline compared to FreeStyle jobs were evident from the start. However, it wasn't easy for everyone to adopt Pipeline. Those who were used to scripting, and especially those familiar with Groovy, had no difficulties to switch. But, many used Jenkins without being coders. They did not find Pipeline to be as easy as we thought it would be.

While I do believe that there...