When I read the document:

Airship is a collection of loosely coupled but interoperable open source tools that declaratively automate cloud provisioning.

What's the meaning of declaratively? How to understand it in there?

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It is Kubernetes terminology. Understanding Kubernetes will help you understand declaratively because airship is leveraging on Kubernetes technology.

Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community.

K8s provides many resources by default and one can extend k8s functionality by adding CustomResourceDefinitions.

Airship is leveraging on K8s CustomResourceDefinitions to make its architecture declarative.

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