Getting Started with GitOps and Argo CD

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  • argo-cd

    Declarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes.

    You can also download the latest Argo CD version from If you run into any issues, more detailed installation instructions can be found via the CLI installation documentation.

  • website

    🌐 Source code for OpenGitOps website (by open-gitops)

    If you are not familiar with GitOps, head over to which is the official page of the GitOps working group. In short, GitOps is a paradigm that incorporates best practices applied to the application development workflow all the way to the operating infrastructure of a system. The principles of GitOps are the following:

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  • argocd-example-apps

    Example Apps to Demonstrate Argo CD

    In order for us to create an application to demonstrate how Argo CD works, we are going to use an example repository containing a guestbook application. If you would like to check it out or follow along, it is available at

  • HomeBrew

    🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

    I also work across different operating systems, so Homebrew is usually my goto installation method as it is available for Linux, Mac, and WSL. To install Argo CD using Homebrew, you will use the following:

  • argocd-example-apps

    Example Apps to Demonstrate Argo CD (by howmybrainworks)

    Name: guestbook Project: default Server: https://kubernetes.default.svc Namespace: default URL: https://localhost:8080/applications/guestbook Repo: Target: Path: guestbook SyncWindow: Sync Allowed Sync Policy: Sync Status: OutOfSync from (13b08f1) Health Status: Healthy GROUP KIND NAMESPACE NAME STATUS HEALTH HOOK MESSAGE Service default guestbook-ui Synced Healthy service/guestbook-ui created apps Deployment default guestbook-ui OutOfSync Healthy deployment.apps/guestbook-ui created

  • argocd-autopilot

    Argo-CD Autopilot

    Once things are up and running, you can use Ctrl+C to exit the watch interface. This is only one of the possible ways to install Argo CD! You are also able to use a Helm chart or a smart installer like Argo Autopilot.

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