Packaging Kubernetes Applications

Using YAML files to install or upgrade applications in a Kubernetes cluster works well only for static definitions. The moment we need to change an aspect of an application we are bound to discover the need for templating and packaging mechanisms.

We faced quite a few challenges thus far. The good news is that we managed to solve most of them. The bad news is that, in some cases, our solutions felt sub-optimum (politically correct way to say horrible).

We spent a bit of time trying to define Jenkins resources while we were in the Chapter 1, Deploying Stateful Applications at Scale. That was a good exercise that can be characterized as a learning experience, but there's still some work in front of us to make ...

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