[PodCTL – Containers | Kubernetes | OpenShift] – PodCTL #22 – Highway to Helm

Overview: Brian talks with Taylor Thomas (@_oftaylor, Software Engineer at Nike, @HelmPack Maintainer) about the architecture of Helm, how developers interact with it to deploy applications, how Helm manages ALM, Helm Summit, and the future plans for Helm v3.

Show Notes:

Topic 1 – Welcome to the show. Let’s talk about your background prior to getting involved in the Helm community, as well as where you’re focused on with Helm these days.

Topic 2 – For someone that might only be familiar with docker containers (e.g. a DockerFile), give us the basics of what Helm does and the various pieces involved with using Helm (e.g. Helm, Helm Charts, Tiller, Kubernetes).

Topic 3 – Helm is like a blueprint of how you want your containers / application to run. Can you walk us through what else is built into Helm to give it the ability to do Application Lifecycle Management? (versioning, updates, rollback, deletion, etc.)

Topic 4 – Kubernetes can have a lot of different deployment models (stateful, stateless, jobs, batch, custom-resources, etc.). Does Helm have awareness of all of these models?

Topic 5 – What are some of the common tools and patterns you’re seeing around using Helm (CI/CD pipelines, multicloud deployments, etc.)?



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