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My golang CLI application for writing CLI application
GopherCon 2016 LT
11 Jul 2016
Taichi Nakashima
* About me
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- Taichi Nakashima
- Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵
- *@deeeet* (Twitter) / *@tcnksm* (GitHub)
# My name is Taichi Nakashima. I'm from Tokyo Japan
# This is my twitter & github account
# In this talk, I will
Introduce my golang CLI applications that help developing golang CLI application
* My golang CLI applications
# I will share these tools
- [[][gcli]]
- [[][ghr]]
* gcli
# First one is gcli
# This name comes from
Generate a skeleton (codes and its directory structure) project you need to start building CLI application right out of the box.
You can choose a famous CLI framework like [[][codegangsta/cli]] (now `urfave/cli`), [[][mitchellh/cli]] and so on. You can also generate without framework, same struct and methond go command has.
# When you write CLI application in Golang,
# you may notice everytime you're writing a lot of boilerplate codes.
# For example, subcommand interface definition is always same, just name is different, right ?
# I want to avoid writing common code everytime,
# and focus on function part.
# That's why I wrote this tool.
To focus on function part of application instead of writing the chunk of boilerplate codes (especially subcommand interface definition)
* gcli
# Let me show a simple demo
# In this demo, I will generate
_DEMO_ - generating a `todo` CLI application which has `add`, `list` and `delete` subcommand with `codegangsta/cli` package.
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# As you can see it generates go codes with test and directory structure,
# It also generates and .gitignore file and so on.
# It's go build able from beginning
# Let me do that.
# Now there is a binary and you can run it
# Let's show the help messages.
# It shows it has add and list, delete command
# Now you can start to write actual TODO application function part
# cd $GOPATH/src/
# gcli new -c add -c list -c delete todo
# cd todo
# go build
# ./todo -h
* gcli
You can also generate a project from `.toml` file.
# sample.toml
Name = "todo"
Owner = "tcnksm"
Version = "0.1.0"
Description = "Manage TODO tasks from command line"
Name = "add"
Synopsis = "Add new task"
Help = "[Usage] todo [option] add TASK"
And run the following command,
$ gcli apply sample.toml
* gcli
# You can do more things, please vist to my github account
See more on [[][]]
* ghr
Upload multiple artifacts to GitHub Release page in parallel with *one* command
# When you release your CLI application to user, How do you do that ?
# I think you will cross-compile it for multiple platform like linux, windows or darwin
# and upload them to GitHub Release page,, S3 or something like that.
# Because it's one of the biggest because of golang, right?
# Personally, I prefer to use Github Release page,
# so I made ghr to simplify cross-compile binaries release procedure.
To simplify cross-compiled binaries release procedure
* ghr
# Let me show another demo for this, I will
_DEMO_ - uploading cross-compiled binaries
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# I have a very simple application, it just display "Hello,GHR"
# and I already cross-compile it for darwin and linux and windows.
# You can upload them by
# ghr with its release version, directory where binearies are
# cat main.go
# gox -os="darwin linux windows" -output "out/{{.Dir}}_{{.OS}}_{{.Arch}}"
# ls out/
# ghr v1.0.0 out/
# After it's done, this kind of release page is created and
# binaries are ready to download
* ghr
You can run it not only on your local PC but on CI service like Travis or Werker.
e.g., on werker you can run `go test`. If it's passed, you can cross-copmpile and release binearies
# to your GitHub release page by ghr.
# wercker.yml
- tcnksm/ghr:
input: dist
* ghr
See more on [[][]]
* Conclution
I hope these tools help you to write golang CLI application.
If you are interested, please visit [[][]]