Three-Project Series

Continuous Deployment with GitOps and Kubernetes you own this product

Understanding of YAML • Kubernetes basics
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Practical GitOps operations • advanced Kubernetes manifests
Muneeb Shaikh
3 weeks · 5-7 hours per week average · INTERMEDIATE

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In this series of liveProjects, you’ll step into the role of a platform engineer and set out to modernize your company’s infrastructure as you transition to a container ecosystem. You’ll join up with Dymonica, a web service for discovering new bands and artists. Taking the lead in developing a proof of concept, you’ll explore the power of GitOps in managing infrastructure as code. Gain hands-on experience by setting up a GitOps-ready development cluster, effectively managing a multi-tenant environment, and implementing progressive deployment delivery that will make Dymonica’s development run more smoothly. Plus, you’ll get the chance to use cutting-edge tools like Flux, Kustomize, and Flagger to shape the future of DevOps with your GitOps expertise.

These projects are designed for learning purposes and are not complete, production-ready applications or solutions.

Great topic, useful tools, interesting examples and tasks to solve.

Sebastian Czech, DevOps Engineer, CodiLime

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Project 1 A Single Microservice

Simplify application deployment at Dynomica, a web service for discovering new bands and artists, by developing a GitOps proof-of-concept microservice. You’ll help modernize traditional pipelines to a GitOps approach by deploying a cluster, installing Flux, and configuring a GitOps workflow to enable automated deployments. Then see GitOps in action as Flux detects and implements changes committed to Git, effortlessly reconciling your cluster to match the desired state defined in the repository. As you practice deploying with GitOps, you’ll discover how the reconciliation process enables automated, consistent deployments.

Project 2 Multi-Cluster

In this liveProject, you’ll implement a complex, multi-environment GitOps pipeline for the Dynomica music web service. You’ll need to improve Dynomica’s delivery by structuring your code to deploy across development, staging, and production environments. You’ll write reusable manifests that can be applied to multiple clusters and see how proper GitOps structure streamlines management as your infrastructure scales. Soon, you’ll be able to deliver multi-cluster GitOps to deploy consistent environments from a single source of truth effortlessly.

Project 3 Progressive Delivery

With production traffic increasing and services rapidly scaling, the Dynomica music service must balance frequent releases with production stability. In this liveProject, you’ll help Dynomica implement progressive delivery on Kubernetes to push code while safeguarding production. Enable controlled, gradual rollouts to catch issues before they impact users, unlock frequent deployments to production without crashes, and you’ll soon have a progressive delivery pipeline that can deliver reliable, rapid releases that keep Dynomica competitive.

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When you start each of the projects in this series, you'll get full access to the following book for 90 days.

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Muneeb Shaikh
Muneeb Shaikh is a Co-Founder at ReLambda, specializing in Cloud Native Solutions for large-scale systems. With over a decade of experience in DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering, he engineers innovative solutions for startups and enterprises. Muneeb built the founding infrastructure at Ola and BrowserStack, both unicorn startups. He has expertise working with all major cloud providers and on-premises infrastructure, handling containerized workloads, building observability systems, and creating self-service, automated, secure CI/CD pipelines. He is experienced in modernizing legacy workloads, migrating from on-prem to the cloud, and building internal, self-serviced developer platforms focusing on simplicity and reliability. He is an Emacs aficionado and also contributes to Spacemacs.


To tackle this liveProject, you’ll need to know the basics of GitOps and Kubernetes.

  • Basics of Git
  • Basics of Docker
  • Basics of Kubernetes
  • Kubernetes manifests creation
  • Kubernetes cluster operations


You choose the schedule and decide how much time to invest as you build your project.
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book resources
Get full access to select books for 90 days. Permanent access to excerpts from Manning products are also included, as well as references to other resources.