U8upzebqypkjctcjg4rk
SkillsCast

A practical guide to Go-Plugin and other HashiCorp libraries

17th January 2017 in London at CodeNode

There are 1 other SkillsCast available from London Go January Meetup

Many applications have a requirement to load plugins, from either first or third parties, but until recently Go lacked the ability to use the standard shared memory model for this. Back in 2013 with the launch of Packer, HashiCorp built a plugin system for Go which works in multiple processes using RPC. It's since been used in Terraform and Otto, and separated out into a battle-tested library named 'go-plugin' which anyone writing Go can use.

In this talk we'll look at the history of go-plugin, build an example host and plugins using it, and talk about what is coming in future.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

Thanks to our sponsors

A practical guide to Go-Plugin and other HashiCorp libraries

James Nugent

James is a software developer and consultant living in Bath, England. He often works on systems in industries with significant regulatory constraints, including pharmaceutical manufacturing, healthcare and energy. He is currently working on the op

SkillsCast

Many applications have a requirement to load plugins, from either first or third parties, but until recently Go lacked the ability to use the standard shared memory model for this. Back in 2013 with the launch of Packer, HashiCorp built a plugin system for Go which works in multiple processes using RPC. It's since been used in Terraform and Otto, and separated out into a battle-tested library named 'go-plugin' which anyone writing Go can use.

In this talk we'll look at the history of go-plugin, build an example host and plugins using it, and talk about what is coming in future.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

Thanks to our sponsors

About the Speaker

A practical guide to Go-Plugin and other HashiCorp libraries

James Nugent

James is a software developer and consultant living in Bath, England. He often works on systems in industries with significant regulatory constraints, including pharmaceutical manufacturing, healthcare and energy. He is currently working on the op