Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 40 minutes


Tekton is a powerful and flexible open-source framework for creating CI/CD systems, allowing developers to build, test, and deploy across cloud providers and on-premise systems.

In this scenario, you will build a basic CI/CD workflow with Tekton that fetches code from GitHub, runs all the tests, builds the code into an app, and deploys to a Kubernetes cluster.

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Getting started with Tekton

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Core concepts

To build a CI/CD system with Tekton, you need to specify a Tekton pipeline. A pipeline consists of one or more Tekton tasks, each of which may include several steps. Additionally, a task may take some pipeline resources as inputs and outputs.

For example, if you plan to build a CI/CD system that builds source code from your GitHub repository into a container image, the Tekton pipeline may look as follows: