Learn Helm

By Andrew Block , Austin Dewey
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  1. Section 1: Introduction and Setup

About 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.

Publication date:
June 2020


Section 1: Introduction and Setup

This section will present the problem statement that Helm addresses, as well as the solution that it provides, by walking you through real-world examples.

This section comprises the following chapters:

Chapter 1, Understanding Kubernetes and Helm

Chapter 2, Preparing a Kubernetes and Helm Environment

Chapter 3, Installing Your First Helm Chart

About the Authors

  • Andrew Block

    Andrew Block is a Senior Principal Consultant at Red Hat who guides organizations on adopting container solutions and microservices architectures across an array of deployment targets. As the author of the "Application Release Strategies With OpenShift", he emphasizes the importance of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery methodologies with an emphasis on security to develop and deploy software faster. Andrew also serves as a manager of the Container and PaaS Community of Practice within Red Hat which aims to foster awareness around the container ecosystem.

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  • Austin Dewey

    Austin Dewey is a consultant at Red Hat focused on enabling customers in cloud and container technologies. He has helped drive success at many different Fortune 500 companies through his expertise in CI/CD and deployment patterns on Red Hat's Kubernetes-based PaaS, OpenShift Container Platform. Delivering projects centered around DevOps and automation, Austin has pushed many different customers to production by building pipelines that ensure fast, stable, and secure deliveries. When Austin is not working with his customers or engaging in the Kubernetes community, he can be found playing guitar and spending time outdoors.

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