Learn CNCF projects with Whitney and her lightboard ⚡️
Mar 10, 2023
Kustomize is a Kubernetes-native configuration management tool that allows you to customize application manifests without the need for templates. It is integrated with kubectl and projects like Argo CD and Flux.
This session will provide an introduction to Kustomize and demonstrate how it simplifies the customization of Kubernetes manifests, without requiring knowledge of new concepts or languages. We will showcase how Kustomize works with pure YAML and how overlays can be used to provide different configurations for multiple environments, such as development, staging, and production. Additionally, we will explore the various features provided by Kustomize, including the ability to apply common labels and annotations to all Kubernetes manifests, generate ConfigMaps and Secrets, and perform rolling updates after configuration changes. Finally, we will cover how to integrate Kustomize into a GitOps flow as part of your continuous deployment strategy.
Thomas is a software engineer and architect specialized in building highly-scalable, resilient, and secure enterprise applications. He develops software solutions at Systematic, Denmark, where he’s been working on modernizing platforms and applications for the cloud native world, focusing on developer experience and security.
He likes contributing to open source projects in the Java and cloud native space, and sharing knowledge with the community. He’s the author of Cloud Native Spring in Action - With Spring Boot and Kubernetes, published by Manning, where some of his main interests converged, such as Java, Kubernetes, Buildpacks, Knative, and other cloud native technologies.
Thomas has an MSc in Computer Engineering specializing in software from the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy). He is a CNCF Certified Kubernetes Application Developer, Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Application Development, and Pivotal Certified Spring Professional.
Whitney is a full stack developer who enjoys understanding and using tools in the cloud native landscape. Creative and driven, Whitney recently pivoted from an art-related career to one in tech. She is active in the open source community, especially around CNCF projects focused on developer productivity. You can catch her lightboard streaming show ϟ Enlightning on Tanzu.TV. And not only does she rock at tech - she literally has toured playing in the band Mutual Benefit on keyboards and vocals.