Viktor Farcic, developer advocate at Upbound, member of the Google Developer Experts and a published author, has been doing GitOps even before the term was coined by Alexis Richardson in 2017. Viktor believes that even though many developers have been doing GitOps for a while, defining what it really is and giving GitOps a name is what has helped with its rapid adoption.
GitOps has become more than a buzzword in the DevOps community. It consists of a set of best practices designed to better deploy, manage and monitor Kubernetes clusters and applications. By adopting GitOps everything becomes code, therefore empowering DevOps teams to control every aspect of the development process from beginning to end