Skaffold allows us to build, push, and deploy applications into any Kubernetes environment by combining a myriad of tools like Docker, Kaniko, Bazel, jib, Buildpacks, Helm kpt, Kustomize, kubectl, etc.
What do we get if we combine events, workflows, GitOps, progressive delivery, and secrets management? The short answer is that we get automation of everything in Kubernetes in a way that we should be operating in 2021.
We’ll combine Argo Events, Workflows & Pipelines, CD, and Rollouts and sprinkle all that with SealedSecrets, Kaniko, and a few other tools.
Kustomize and Helm serve the same primary function. Both allow us to define applications in a more flexible way than using only Kubernetes manifests. However, the way Helm solves the problem is quite different from the approach adopted with Kustomize. Which one is better? Which one should you choose?
Kustomize is a template-free declarative approach to Kubernetes configuration management and customization.