architect is a highly opinionated tool used at Giant Swarm for building and deploying services.
architect is used as part of the Giant Swarm release workflow, to build services. The latest release is fetched automatically during builds (running on CircleCI), and then executed to perform the build. This allows us to update one tool, and affect all builds.
On master merges, architect is also used to trigger a deployment of the built service. It creates an event that is picked up by a companion tool draughtsman, which runs inside an installation and pulls and deploys the service.
architect runs all build steps in Docker containers, to allow for portability and reproducibility.
To download the latest build of architect, run:
wget -q $(curl -sS https://api.github.com/repos/giantswarm/architect/releases/latest | grep browser_download_url | head -n 1 | cut -d '"' -f 4)