GitOps: The Big Picture

by Steve Buchanan

This course will teach you a fundamental understanding of GitOps, the need for GitOps, GitOps architecture, GitOps workflow, GitOps principles, practices, & tooling such as Flux, Argo CD, AND Jenkins X.

What you'll learn

In the world of cloud-native, developers work with Kubernetes, serverless, & a plethora of other cloud technologies, as well as DevOps tooling. Typically, in DevOps, the infrastructure code & application code are separated as well as deployed separately resulting in issues such as system state and config drift, instability, faulty config changes, and more. GitOps combines Git with operator technologies often housed in Kubernetes making Git the single source of truth for developers bringing more efficient, secure, centralized version control, a centralized operating model for Kubernetes, and cloud-native, as well as faster releases. In this course, GitOps: The Big Picture, you’ll learn what it takes to adopt GitOps. First, you’ll explore what GitOps is and its benefits. Next, you’ll discover GitOps Tooling NS Architecture. Finally, you'll learn how to use GitOps Workflows. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills & knowledge of the GitOps framework needed to take the next steps with GitOps.

About the author

Steve Buchanan is a Principal Program Manager with a leading global tech giant focused on improving the cloud. He is a Pluralsight author, the author of eight technical books, and a former 10-time Microsoft MVP. He has presented at tech events, including, DevOps Days, Open Source North, Midwest Management Summit (MMS), Microsoft Ignite, BITCon, Experts Live Europe, OSCON, Inside Azure management, and user groups. He has been featured in several publications including the Star Tribune (the 5th ... more

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