Go Automation

Open-source Go projects categorized as Automation

Top 23 Go Automation Projects

  • watchtower

    A process for automating Docker container base image updates.

  • Project mention: My deployment platform is a shell script | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-04-09

    Related: https://github.com/containrrr/watchtower

  • earthly

    Super simple build framework with fast, repeatable builds and an instantly familiar syntax – like Dockerfile and Makefile had a baby.

  • Project mention: Cache is King: A guide for Docker layer caching in GitHub Actions | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-04-07

    Also CACHE keyword, for cache mounts. Makes incremental tools like compilers work well in the context of dockerfiles and layer caches.

    That can extend beyond just producing docker iamges as well. Under the covers the CACHE keyword is how lib/rust in Earthly makes building Rust artifacts in CI faster.


  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • dagger

    Application Delivery as Code that Runs Anywhere (by dagger)

  • Project mention: Nix is a better Docker image builder than Docker's image builder | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-03-15

    The fact that I couldn't point to one page on the docs that shows the tl;dr or the what problem is this solving

    https://docs.dagger.io/quickstart/562821/hello just emits "Hello, world!" which is fantastic if you're writing a programming language but less helpful if you're trying to replace a CI/CD pipeline. Then, https://docs.dagger.io/quickstart/292472/arguments doubles down on that fallacy by going whole hog into "if you need printf in your pipline, dagger's got your back". The subsequent pages have a lot of english with little concrete examples of what's being shown.

    I summarized my complaint in the linked thread as "less cowsay in the examples" but to be honest there are upteen bazillion GitHub Actions out in the world, not the very least of which your GHA pipelines use some https://github.com/dagger/dagger/blob/v0.10.2/.github/workfl... https://github.com/dagger/dagger/blob/v0.10.2/.github/workfl... so demonstrate to a potential user how they'd run any such pipeline in dagger, locally, or in Jenkins, or whatever by leveraging reusable CI functions that setup go or run trivy

    Related to that, I was going to say "try incorporating some of the dagger that builds dagger" but while digging up an example, it seems that dagger doesn't make use of the functions yet <https://github.com/dagger/dagger/tree/v0.10.2/ci#readme> which is made worse by the perpetual reference to them as their internal codename of Zenith. So, even if it's not invoked by CI yet, pointing to a WIP PR or branch or something to give folks who have CI/CD problems in their head something concrete to map into how GHA or GitLabCI or Jenkins or something would go a long way

  • webhook

    webhook is a lightweight incoming webhook server to run shell commands

  • Project mention: Telegram bots for server control | /r/selfhosted | 2023-05-14

    Try this awesome tool https://github.com/adnanh/webhook and you can make any bot you wish

  • robotgo

    RobotGo, Go Native cross-platform RPA and GUI automation @vcaesar

  • atlantis

    Terraform Pull Request Automation

  • Project mention: Terramate meets Atlantis 🚀 | dev.to | 2024-04-04

    Atlantis is a pull request automation tool that works well with plain Terraform right away. But what if we're already using Terramate to generate Terraform code?

  • Beehive

    A flexible event/agent & automation system with lots of bees 🐝

  • Project mention: [LOOKING] Social media framework for ARM. Something able to connect many types of endpoints together using a GUI - I remember using one in the past, it was built using go-lang | /r/raspberry_pi | 2023-05-05

    Found it https://github.com/muesli/beehive

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • gaia

    Build powerful pipelines in any programming language.

  • rod

    A Devtools driver for web automation and scraping

  • Project mention: Need help authenticating to Okta programatically. | /r/okta | 2023-07-03

    I have tried the following. 1. Login to Okta via browser programatically using go-rod. Which I managed to do so successfully, but I'm failing to load up Slack as it's stuck in the browser loader screen for Slack. 2. I tried to authenticate via Okta RESTful API. So far, I have managed to authenticate using {{domain}}/api/v1/authn, and then subsequently using MFA via the verify endpoint {{domain}}/api/v1/authn/factors/{{factorID}}/verify which returns me a sessionToken. From here, I can successfully create a sessionCookie which have proven quite useless to me. Perhaps I am doing it wrongly.

  • CDS

    Enterprise-Grade Continuous Delivery & DevOps Automation Open Source Platform

  • arkade

    Open Source Marketplace For Developer Tools

  • Project mention: Understand your usage of GitHub Actions | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-06-18

    If you omit sudo, then you can move the binary yourself.

    And of course, there's nothing stopping you visiting the releases page - or installing my tap and getting it from Brew!


  • dockertest

    Write better integration tests! Dockertest helps you boot up ephermal docker images for your Go tests with minimal work.

  • Project mention: Testcontainers | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-02-27

    I am using https://github.com/ory/dockertest for tests, specifically for databases. Is there any advantage to use Testcontainers?

  • mosint

    An automated e-mail OSINT tool

  • Project mention: I'm a little sacred after finding information about digital footprint. So if anyone with the knowledge about it could you please give me a hand understanding it ? | /r/privacy | 2023-06-11

    MOSINT is an open-source tool, and is quite trustworthy in the community. It does not contain any malware or viruses. Just clone their GitHub repository and follow the instructions mentioned there.

  • Gitkube

    Build and deploy docker images to Kubernetes using git push

  • woodpecker

    Woodpecker is a simple yet powerful CI/CD engine with great extensibility.

  • Project mention: The worst thing about Jenkins is that it works | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-12-03


  • testcontainers-go

    Testcontainers for Go is a Go package that makes it simple to create and clean up container-based dependencies for automated integration/smoke tests. The clean, easy-to-use API enables developers to programmatically define containers that should be run as part of a test and clean up those resources when the test is done.

  • Project mention: Using test helpers in Go | dev.to | 2024-02-16

    Let's first look at the original version of the test, in this case, an end-to-end, using testcontainers.

  • Advanced SSH config

    :computer: make your ssh client smarter

  • Project mention: Ansible: Connecting to multiple jump hosts | /r/devops | 2023-06-03

    Yeah this is the easiest route. You could also trying something like assh which allows you more flexibility.

  • Diun

    Receive notifications when an image is updated on a Docker registry

  • Project mention: Is there a tool to monitor container images version locally and notify if there are updates? | /r/selfhosted | 2023-12-10
  • kube-score

    Kubernetes object analysis with recommendations for improved reliability and security. kube-score actively prevents downtime and bugs in your Kubernetes YAML and Charts. Static code analysis for Kubernetes.

  • convoy

    The Cloud Native Webhooks Gateway

  • Project mention: What is it about Webhooks and Why you should care? | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-07-05
  • AutoSpotting

    Saves up to 90% of AWS EC2 costs by automating the use of spot instances on existing AutoScaling groups. Installs in minutes using CloudFormation or Terraform. Convenient to deploy at scale using StackSets. Uses tagging to avoid launch configuration changes. Automated spot termination handling. Reliable fallback to on-demand instances.

  • Project mention: Farewell to the Era of Cheap EC2 Spot Instances | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-05-05

    There's a service that handles obtaining the cheapest spot instances to your specs by a former aws engineer https://github.com/LeanerCloud/AutoSpotting

    Effectively, it starts up cheap spot instances (based on specified criteria) across a variety of instance types to replace whatever regular instance in an autoscaling group comes online and then spins down the regular instance.

    EG: That m4a you wanted may be expensive... but nobody is using m4ad so it's 85% off and it meets the specified CPU/RAM requirements... auto spotting will spin it up instead.

    Having used it on and off over the years it is sometimes eyebrow raising to see 4xl boxes running cheaper than the xl box they replaced :)

  • playwright-go

    Playwright for Go a browser automation library to control Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API.

  • dagu

    Yet another cron alternative with a Web UI, but with much more capabilities. It aims to solve greater problems.

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020).

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What are some of the best open-source Automation projects in Go? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 watchtower 16,821
2 earthly 10,816
3 dagger 10,190
4 webhook 9,823
5 robotgo 9,237
6 atlantis 7,296
7 Beehive 6,167
8 gaia 5,157
9 rod 4,750
10 CDS 4,432
11 arkade 4,087
12 dockertest 3,960
13 mosint 3,861
14 Gitkube 3,781
15 woodpecker 3,664
16 testcontainers-go 3,040
17 Advanced SSH config 2,982
18 Diun 2,609
19 kube-score 2,577
20 convoy 2,294
21 AutoSpotting 2,281
22 playwright-go 1,774
23 dagu 1,164

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