How To Deploy Node.js To Production Kubernetes In Seconds

How To Deploy Node.js To Production Kubernetes In Seconds

VMware Tanzu Application Platform is your one-stop shop for platform engineering on Kubernetes. Built to deploy secure code fast, its highly customizable supply chains and built-in developer portal help you move faster and deploy better. Read more at

In this video, I'll be showing you how I deployed a simple Node.js application to production using a fully automated and secure supply chain. The application is written using the Express framework and forms the starting point of a more complex project. I can ensure everything is working by deploying it quickly and safely to production before continuing to develop the project.

One of the critical elements in this deployment process is Kubernetes, which is quickly becoming the default runtime for enterprise workloads. But deploying code to production-grade Kubernetes can be complex and challenging, especially with the constantly evolving Kubernetes landscape. That's why I utilized tools like GitHub, Flux, Tekton, Grype, Buildpacks, Snyk, Docker Hub, Carvel, and Knative to streamline the process and make it as simple as possible for me as a developer.

In the video, you will see how all these tools are integrated to form an end-to-end supply chain and how it makes deploying code to production so simple. I'll also show you how the VMware Tanzu Application Platform allows me to customize my supply chain to fit my specific needs.

I'll walk you through the entire process, from committing the source code to GitHub to testing the running application on Kubernetes, and I'll explain how each tool plays a role in the supply chain. I'll also demonstrate how this supply chain is flexible and can be customized to fit your specific needs.

Additionally, I'll touch on the importance of security throughout the deployment process and how the tools I used helped to ensure that the application was secure.

Whether you're a developer, an ops professional, or just someone interested in learning more about deploying code to production, this video is for you. I hope it will give you a better understanding of the process and the tools available to make it as seamless as possible. Thanks for watching!

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00:00 Deploying The Node.js Application To Production

00:42 What Is Production?

01:12 How Does Code Get To Production?

03:22 How Do You Build A Kubernetes Supply Chain?

05:17 Testing Our.Net Core Application

05:53 Inspecting The Supply Chain Results