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Learn Helm

By : Andrew Block, Austin Dewey
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Learn Helm

By: Andrew Block, Austin Dewey

Overview of this book

Containerization is currently known to be one of the best ways to implement DevOps. While Docker introduced containers and changed the DevOps era, Google developed an extensive container orchestration system, Kubernetes, which is now considered the frontrunner in container orchestration. With the help of this book, you’ll explore the efficiency of managing applications running on Kubernetes using Helm. Starting with a short introduction to Helm and how it can benefit the entire container environment, you’ll then delve into the architectural aspects, in addition to learning about Helm charts and its use cases. You’ll understand how to write Helm charts in order to automate application deployment on Kubernetes. Focused on providing enterprise-ready patterns relating to Helm and automation, the book covers best practices for application development, delivery, and lifecycle management with Helm. By the end of this Kubernetes book, you will have learned how to leverage Helm to develop an enterprise pattern for application delivery.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction and Setup
Section 2: Helm Chart Development
Section 3: Adanced Deployment Patterns
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  1. What is the difference between CI and CD?
  2. What is the difference between CI/CD and GitOps?
  3. What high-level steps are included in a CI/CD pipeline for creating and releasing Helm charts?
  4. What advantages does CI bring to chart developers?
  5. What high-level steps are included in a CD pipeline for deploying Helm charts?
  6. What advantages does a CD pipeline bring to a chart's end users?
  7. How can you maintain an application's configuration as code for multiple environments? What can you do to reduce boilerplate across the values files?