Go 1.9 Beta 1 finally released

Go1.9beta1 information
15 June 2017   889

Great news for all Go enthusiasts, go1.9beta1, a beta version of Go 1.9 have been just released. It is piece from the master branch of the revision go1.9beta1.


Open source programming language developed by the members of Google team and contributors of open source community

At the moment, there are no known problems or issues.
Developers ask every Go coder to try running production load tests and unit tests with this new version. Report any problems using the issue tracker.

If you already have Go installed, the easiest way to try go1.9beta1 is by using this tool. Feel free to download all distributions from the usual place, here.

Gradual code repair while moving a type between packages is now supported in Go thanks to type aliases. List of all other changes in Go 1.9, can be found in the draft release notes.

Go 1.9 docs available here.

Brigade launched

Event-driven scripting tool for Kubernetes released by Microsoft
31 October 2017   442

Microsoft has unveiled its new Open Source development for the needs of DevOps, a Brigade utility designed to run scripts that are executed on a Kubernetes cluster on an event.

The Brigade utility was created by former employees of Deis, a company that Microsoft bought earlier this year. Deis was working on Kubernetes, Helm and Draft. The purpose of Brigade is to "script simple and complex workflows using JavaScript." The solution allows to associate containers by running them sequentially or in parallel and invoking scripts based on time, events in GitHub (also supported by "DockerHub and other popular web services"), push operations in Docker or other triggers. Readme of the project describes it as "a tool for creating pipelines for Kubernetes".

Brigade architecture
Brigade architecture 

Brigade is written in Go and TypeScript / JavaScript, it functions as a service inside Kubernetes. The job (task) in Brigade is a JavaScript script that is interpreted by the product service, which leads to the creation of the necessary resources in Kubernetes. Next, Brigade expects events and performs the corresponding task trigger. It is assumed that the new solution is well suited for the tasks of continuous integration and delivery of applications (CI / CD), tk. simplifies automated testing, assembly of artifacts and releases, management of software deployment.

Check GitHub for more information.