Recently I setup a small development environment for a platform deployed using helmfile, deployed to a GKE cluster in production that is moving towards also having a local setup using minikube.

There is an open Github issue requesting helmfile support, so my first fear was that this wouldn’t be possible. Though after a little hacking around this seemed fairly easy by using the skaffold pre deploy hooks.

Here is a quick introduction to this stack, and a solution for using skaffold with helmfile deployments on minikube before “native” support is added.

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