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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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Technical requirements

This chapter will use the following technologies:

  • minikube
  • kubectl
  • helm
  • git
  • yamllint
  • yamale
  • chart-testing (ct)

In addition to these tools, you can follow along with the samples in the Packt GitHub repository located at, which will be referenced throughout this chapter. In many of the example commands used throughout this chapter, we will reference the Packt repository, so you may find it helpful to clone this repository by running the git clone command:

$ git clone Learn-Helm

Now, let's proceed with setting up your local minikube environment.