In a previous post, I showed how to use a GitOps approach to manage the deployment lifecycle of a service orchestration. This approach makes it easy to deploy changes to a workflow in a staging environment, run tests against it, and gradually roll out these changes to the production environment.
While GitOps helps to manage the deployment lifecycle, it’s not enough. Sometimes, you need to make changes to the workflow before deploying to different environments. You need to design workflows with multiple environments in mind.
For example, instead of hardcoding the URLs called from the workflow, you should replace the URLs with staging and production URLs depending on where the workflow is being deployed.
Let’s explore three different ways of replacing URLs in a workflow.