# Does anybody use kubectl apply –kustomize? [LWN.net]

Thanks for the useful article and the comments.

k8s neophyte here, courtesy of “GitOps and Kubernetes: Continuous Deployment [..]” (Yuen, Matyushentsev, et al) a few years ago.

At one point the book pitched –kustomize as an alternative to at least some of the functionality provided by Helm. I was pressed for time so skipped the Helm content and stuck with the –kustomize content since hey, it’s right there in kubectl.

Does –kustomize obviate the need for Helm? Is it widely used?