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Project Flogo is an open source framework to simplify building efficient & modern serverless functions and edge microservices and _this_ is the cli that makes it all happen.



To get started with the Project Flogo cli you'll need to have a few things

  • The Go programming language version 1.8 or later should be installed.
  • The GOPATH environment variable on your system must be set properly
  • In order to simplify dependency management, we're using go dep. You can install that by following the instructions here.

Install the cli

To install the cli, simply open a terminal and enter the below command

$ go get -u

Note that the -u parameter automatically updates the cli if it exists

Build the cli from source

You can build the cli from source code as well, which is convenient if you're developing new features for it! To do that, follow these easy steps

# Get the flogo-cli from GitHub
$ go get

# Go to the right directory
$ cd $GOPATH/src/

# Optionally check out the branch you want to use 
$ git checkout my_branch

# Run the install command
$ go install ./... 

Getting started

Getting started should be easy and fun, and so is getting started with the Flogo cli.

First, create a file called flogo.json and with the below content (which is a simple app with an HTTP trigger)

  "name": "SampleApp",
  "type": "flogo:app",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "appModel": "1.0.0",
  "triggers": [
      "id": "receive_http_message",
      "ref": "",
      "name": "Receive HTTP Message",
      "description": "Simple REST Trigger",
      "settings": {
        "port": 9233
      "handlers": [
          "action": {
            "ref": "",
            "data": {
              "flowURI": "res://flow:sample_flow"
          "settings": {
            "method": "GET",
            "path": "/test"
  "resources": [
      "id": "flow:sample_flow",
      "data": {
        "name": "SampleFlow",
        "tasks": [
            "id": "log_2",
            "name": "Log Message",
            "description": "Simple Log Activity",
            "activity": {
              "ref": "",
              "input": {
                "message": "Simple Log",
                "flowInfo": "false",
                "addToFlow": "false"

Based on this file we'll create a new flogo app

$ flogo create -f flogo.json myApp

From the app folder we can build the executable

$ cd myApp
$ flogo build -e

Now that there is an executable we can run it!

$ cd bin
$ ./myApp

The above commands will start the REST server and wait for messages to be sent to http://localhost:9233/test. To send a message you can use your browser, or a new terminal window and run

$ curl http://localhost:9233/test

For more tutorials check out the Labs section in our documentation


Project Flogo consists of the following sub-projects available as separate repos:


Want to contribute to Project Flogo? We've made it easy, all you need to do is fork the repository you intend to contribute to, make your changes and create a Pull Request! Once the pull request has been created, you'll be prompted to sign the CLA (Contributor License Agreement) online.

Not sure where to start? No problem, here are a few suggestions:

  • flogo-contrib: This repository contains all of the contributions, such as activities, triggers, etc. Perhaps there is something missing? Create a new activity or trigger or fix a bug in an existing activity or trigger.
  • Browse all of the Project Flogo repositories and look for issues tagged kind/help-wanted or good first issue

If you have any questions, feel free to post an issue and tag it as a question, email or chat with the team and community:

  • The project-flogo/Lobby Gitter channel should be used for general discussions, start here for all things Flogo!
  • The project-flogo/developers Gitter channel should be used for developer/contributor focused conversations.

For additional details, refer to the Contribution Guidelines.


Flogo source code in this repository is under a BSD-style license, refer to LICENSE