GitOps & Kubernetes Resources for Absolute Beginners

By Heba Eid
October 17, 2023

Venturing into GitOps? Dive deep with handpicked learning resources crafted by the pioneers of GitOps and Flux CD. Here, you'll find everything you need to kick-start your GitOps journey with confidence.

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In the evolving landscape of software delivery and infrastructure management, GitOps has emerged as a leading methodology, tightly intertwining version control with operational processes. At its core, GitOps leverages Git as the single source of truth for declarative infrastructure and applications, seamlessly integrating with platforms like Kubernetes. This approach not only fosters collaboration and consistency but also enhances automation and auditability.

Over the years, Weaveworks, the creators of GitOps and Flux CD, created many resources to help readers navigate their cloud-native journey - whitepapers, blogs, videos, and ebooks. We’ve consolidated most of the informative content that Weaveworks created here in this blog, with the goal of helping readers navigate the world of GitOps and Kubernetes. Whether you're a beginner or an enthusiast looking to delve deeper, this collection promises valuable insights and best practices.

Starting Out: Easily Build a GitOps Pipeline

Getting started with GitOps may seem daunting to those unfamiliar with its principles and practices. However, establishing a GitOps pipeline is easy and straightforward enough to do. Dive into these resources, curated for beginners, where we cover foundational concepts, tools, and techniques.

Ebook: GitOps for Absolute Beginners

This ebook outlines the fundamental principles of GitOps, its key benefits, and how to get started with GitOps.

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Kubernetes CICD Tools

Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) are best practices for most modern DevOps teams. To aid your CI/CD pipeline, we’ve compiled the most popular Kubernetes CI/CD tools in one page.

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What is Kubernetes?

Delve into the world of Kubernetes, and understand its core architecture, benefits, CI/CD pipelines, and beyond.

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What is Flux CD?

Flux CD is a powerful GitOps continuous delivery tool that automates and simplifies Kubernetes management. Learn all about it in this comprehensive guide.

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Build a Seamless GitOps Pipeline with Flux CD

In this post, we list the most vital tools that make up a GitOps pipeline. We also discuss the practices that accompany these tools, which are sometimes more important than the tool itself.

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Components of GitOps Software Delivery Pipeline

Explore the basic components of a GitOps Pipeline in this infographic. It contains all the essentials for those starting out and those scaling up.

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Getting Started with GitOps & Flux CD

Flux CD is a popular CNCF project and GitOps tool. In this video, Priyanka Ravi, a DX engineer at Weaveworks, explains GitOps and gives a demo of how to get started with Flux CD.

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6 GitOps Use Cases

Learn about the six use cases shaping GitOps. These are ideas that organizations can use and benefit from the foundational basis of GitOps.

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I wish GitOps practices were available a decade ago. GitOps increases the quality of everything we do. Right now, I can't imagine working differently anytime in the future." Florian Heubeck, Principal Engineer, MediaMarktSaturn Technology” - Florlan Heubeck, Principal Engineer

Revolutionize Your Platform Engineering Practice with Weave GitOps

An internal developer platform (IDP) enables self-service developer experience to deliver software faster and with better quality and hybrid cloud management, built-in compliance, and zero-trust security.

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Scaling GitOps: Enhanced Delivery, Security, and Compliance

As your projects grow and demands increase, it becomes essential to automate delivery pipelines, ensuring they remain efficient and error-free. Equally crucial is the need to fortify your Kubernetes applications' security and compliance measures. In this section, we’ve compiled some resources that can help you scale and automate your Kubernetes operations with Weave GitOps Assured and Weave GitOps Enterprise. These two solutions equip teams with advanced tools and technologies to help them tackle these challenges. Dive in to learn all about it.

Automate Security with Weave Policy Engine

Discover the power of Weave Policy Engine for automated security in GitOps pipelines. Strengthen your Kubernetes applications' security and compliance with policy-as-code enforcement.

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Streamlines Kubernetes Workflows with Weave GitOps Assured

Unleash the flexibility of open source software, but with bitstream assurance and enterprise support from cloud-native experts with Weave GitOps Assured.

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Build an Internal Developer Platform with Weave GitOps

Self-service developer platforms, enabled by Weave GitOps, empower developers with much-needed autonomy.

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Create Safe Perimeters with Workspaces

Weave GitOps Workspaces’ feature enables multi-tenancy so platform engineers can scale their GitOps workflows across numerous development teams.

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GitOps Beyond Kubernetes with Upbound’s Universal Crossplane

GitOps is going beyond Kubernetes to offer end-to-end management of cloud infrastructure. Learn how Weave GitOps & Upbound with Crossplane enables this.

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“GitOps feels like the right way to manage Kubernetes clusters. Other pre-containerization CI/CD tools are flakey, fragile and take up valuable time - engineers should focus on solving code problems, and not on the deployment process.” - Curve

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