Using Garden

In this article we discuss how to set up a new Garden project, the basic development workflow, how Garden's providers work, and the basics of testing and dependencies.

This one is all about Garden's configuration files—an overview of project and module configs, setting up services, and a primer on tests.

One of the most commonly used module types for Garden is the container module type. This guide walks through its usage and configuration.

Garden works great with local Kubernetes setups. Here you'll find installation and usage instructions for some common flavors of local Kubernetes setups, such as Minikube, Docker for Desktop and MicroK8s.

Garden can also work smoothly with remote Kubernetes clusters. If you'd like to use a remote cluster, you may have some additional considerations and requirements. Take a look at this guide for details.

One of Garden's most powerful features is the ability to build images in your Kubernetes development cluster, thus avoiding the need for local Kubernetes clusters. This guide covers the requirements for in-cluster building and how to set it up.

This article discusses how to use hot reloading, so that you can update running services on the fly as you make changes to their code, without losing state and without having to destroy and re-create containers.

The Helm package manager is one of the most commonly used tools for managing Kubernetes manifests. Garden supports using your own Helm charts, alongside your container modules. This guide shows you how to use 3rd-party (or otherwise external) Helm charts, as well as your own charts, in your Garden project. We also go through how to configure tests, tasks and hot-reloading for your charts.