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Developers are increasingly turning to automated development and deployment processes to meet the challenge of building cloud-native applications. In the era of cloud computing, your apps must react to event-driven systems in scalable and flexible ways. Learn more about how Red Hat Developer readers used Ansible and Helm to make this possible in 2022.

Don't miss the other articles in our Best of 2022 series:

API management

Quarkus has made great progress in the past year, and its tooling and overall usability have improved significantly. It is still fast and lightweight, and if you are looking for a modern Java framework for your next project, then Quarkus should be at the top of your list. If you're building an API, follow this guide by Vamsi Ravula and Hugo Guerrero. It's important to think about how people will find the API before you build it so that you don't have to come up with something on the fly.

To make sure your API is secure, use these ten solutions and tools to help manage security throughout each step of the API life cycle.

To develop a successful API program, it is important to provide your developers with a developer portal that they can use to access your APIs. Vamsi Ravula shows you how Red Hat 3scale API Management can be deployed on Red Hat OpenShift to provide a customizable developer portal. The procedure in this article shows the power of Red Hat OpenShift as an application development platform, and how developers can get access to all of these components from the OpenShift console.


Jose Carvajal Hilario and Charles Moulliard demonstrated three ways that Dekorate simplifies Helm chart generation: it lets you easily generate Helm charts, it helps you map properties to be set when installing or updating your charts, and it allows you to use profiles.

Rohan Kumar shows you how to set up Helm charts using Maven and Gradle plugins, with configuration options from Eclipse JKube. The article covers XML, Java properties, and resource fragments, finishing up by demonstrating how to configure a Helm registry to store your configuration.


If you're interested in Ansible for middleware series, you'll want to read Romain Pelisse's article on using Ansible to simplify the installation of Keycloak, an open source identity provider that enables single sign-on functionality for Web applications.

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform also enables developers to automate the deployment and configuration of security tools, including firewalls, IDS/IPSes, SIEMs, PAMs, and EPPs. Jamie Beck and Himanshu Yadav explore five common use cases for automating these technologies.

In Harsha Cherukuri's article, he uses Ansible to create Azure resources, deploys JBoss EAP using WildFly, and then deploys WildFly on an Azure VM.

Finally, revisit 2022's big Ansible announcement: Ansible Automation Platform 2.3 makes it easier than ever to automate system configuration, application deployment, and network settings across your entire enterprise via code.


In this tutorial article, Bob Reselman starts with a brief review of what Jenkins is and what it can do. Then, he explains how to use a Jenkinsfile to create deployments that combine CI/CD and GitOps.

Dotnet build-image is a tool that helps you containerize your .NET applications. You can use it to generate Dockerfiles and containerized images, and you'll discover with Tom Deseyn how to work with this tool in a GitHub workflow to create an image from a .NET application and push it to a repository

Red Hat Developer has put together a collection of our highest-performing articles on CI/CD. This article will introduce you to all things related to this topic.

In Christian Hernandez's article How to set up your GitOps directory structure, he discusses how to create repositories and directories in GitOps. Although there is no one answer, these basic best practices can help you see where to start.


Automation helps scale infrastructure, strengthen security, and improve customer experience. In the short e-book An IT executive's guide to automation, you will discover the benefits of a long-term transformative automation strategy. You'll also find out how to automate your infrastructure with Red Hat. Another resource to review is our basic Git commands cheat sheet The commands you'll learn more about help you work with files along with repositories and their branches, resolve merge conflicts, and more. You'll also learn how to move content between the remote repository and your local workspace, rebase or merge files between branches, and resolve merge conflicts when they occur.

Learning paths

You can simplify your IT tasks by creating a centralized and automated process with Ansible. Review Red Hat Developer's Ansible learning path today!

Last updated: August 14, 2023