Understanding CI/CD and GitOps
So far, we have addressed many of the key concepts that are inherent to Helm development—building, testing, and deploying. However, our exploration has been limited to manual configurations and invocations of the Helm CLI. While this is okay when getting started with Helm, as you look to move a chart into a production-like environment, there are several questions that you need to consider, including the following:
- How can I be sure that the best practices for chart development and deployment are enforced?
- What are the implications of collaborators participating in the development and deployment processes?
These points are applicable to any software project, not just to Helm chart development. While we have covered a lot of best practices so far, when taking on new collaborators, they may not have the same understanding of these topics or the discipline to perform these crucial steps. Through the use of automation and repeatable...