13 Best Practices for Using Helm

13 Best Practices for Using Helm

This article features 13 best practices for creating Helm charts to manage your applications running in Kubernetes.

Helm is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project created in 2015 and graduated in April 2020. With the latest version of Helm 3, it has become even more integrated into the Kubernetes ecosystem.

This article features 13 best practices for creating Helm charts to manage your applications running in Kubernetes.

1. Take Advantage of the Helm Ecosystem

2. Use Subcharts To Manage Your Dependencies

3. Use Labels To Find Resources Easily

4. Document Your Charts

5. Test Your Charts

6. Ensure Secrets Are Secure

7. Make Your Chart Reusable by Using Template Functions

8. Update Your Deployments When ConfigMaps or Secrets Change

9. Opt Out of Resource Deletion With Resource Policies

10. Use These Useful Commands for Debugging Helm Charts

11. Use the lookup Function To Avoid Secret Regeneration

12. Migrate to Helm 3 for Simpler and More Secure Kubernetes Applications

13. Keep Your Continuous Delivery Pipelines Idempotent

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