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build-tools is a set of highly opinionated tools for creating and building components/services into docker images and deploying them to Kubernetes clusters.

By following the conventions set by the tools, building and deploying applications is made simpler. It streamlines the process of building and deploying using the same commands on your local development machine and in a CI/CD pipeline.

The basic usage is build, push and deploy (or promote if you are using GitOps). This will build a docker image of your code using your provided Dockerfile making it possible to customize the actual build process. The built image is then pushed to a Docker Registry of your choosing. This is of course optional, but a necessary step to be able to deploy the built image on a (non-local) Kubernetes cluster. Finally, the code is deployed to the Kubernetes cluster using the provided descriptor files.