Carvel kbld With Helm Post Render

For the past couple of years I’ve been working on the Kubeapps project, which until recently has been a UI dashboard for the Helm project - providing a simple, web-based UI to deploy applications on Kubernetes.

I’m currently looking at generalising Kubeapps to support other Kubernetes packages formats, including Carvel from VMware of course. So I set out today to start learning more about Carvel, which in contrast to more monolithic tools like Helm, provides “a set of single-purpose, composable tools that aid in your application building, configuration and deployment to Kubernetes”.

As an example of that composability, I found I can deploy a helm chart using a set of immutable images by utilizing Helm’s new-ish support for post rendering of a chart. Here’s how…

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