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(This project is no longer under active development.)

Ringpop is a library that brings cooperation and coordination to distributed applications. It maintains a consistent hash ring on top of a membership protocol and provides request forwarding as a routing convenience. It can be used to shard your application in a way that's scalable and fault tolerant.

Getting started

To install ringpop-go:

go get


First make certain that thrift (OSX: brew install thrift) and glide are in your path (above). Then,

make setup

to install remaining golang dependencies and install the pre-commit hook.

Finally, run the tests by doing:

make test


Interested in where to go from here? Read the docs at