A few years ago, we set up Jenkins as a continuous integration build server, thereby speeding up the build+test cycle.
“The world is envisioned as a repo and not as a kubernetes installation" - Kelsey Hightower
Now, we can go even faster by triggering the actual deployment.
“Ideally if I make a code change, all I want is a URL to tell me where it’s running….You get bonus points if you can give me metrics to tell me how well it’s running…. If you give people visibility, they will stop asking for tools like kubectl to do their job, because now they can actually observe what’s happening in the cluster” - Kelsey Hightower
Inspiration: https://www.weave.works/blog/gitops-high-velocity-cicd-for-kubernetes as tweeted by Weaveworks at https://twitter.com/weaveworks/status/954502754562691074