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Azure DevOps Podcast

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May 20, 2024

Dan Garfield is the Co-founder of Codefresh, a CI/CD platform powered by GitOps and Argo now acquired by Octopus Deploy. As the VP Open Source and Argo Maintainer, he works primarily on Argo CD and Argo Rollouts. He helped create the GitOps Working Group and Open GitOps Principles. He helped create the most popular GitOps certification with Argo CD and writes consistently about best practices for GitOps involving Security, Development processes, and scaling.


Topics of Discussion:

[2:37] Dan Garfield’s career journey and his interest in technology from a young age.

[4:17] The inspiration behind creating Codefresh.

[7:57] Going all in on Kubernetes.

[9:55] Meeting Paul, the CEO of Octopus.

[10:37] We’re still in the early days of Kubernetes.

[12:27] What’s the default choice for deploying to Kubernetes?

[15:08] The importance of unified software delivery.

[16:50] Linux native crowd adopted containers first, while .NET developers were slow to adopt due to compatibility issues.

[22:53] What does Argo CD do?

[25:04] GitOps Principles.

[29:28] Managing microservices in a dynamic infrastructure.

[32:29] Environment management, promotion workflows, and traceability.

[34:30] Where exactly the balance between Argo and CodeFresh fits in.

[35:09] GitOps Certification.


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What is GitOps?

Learning Codefresh

GitOps Certification


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