Dagger – powerful, programmable CI/CD engine

Dagger is a powerful, programmable continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) engine that runs your pipelines in containers. The software that lets you replace your software project’s artisanal scripts with a modern API and cross-language scripting engine. With a CI/CD pipeline, development teams can make changes to code that are then automatically tested and pushed out for delivery and deployment.

To use Dagger, you call Dagger Functions. Dagger Functions are regular code, written in a supported programming language, and run in containers. Dagger Functions let you encapsulate common operations or workflows into discrete units with clear inputs and outputs.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Reduce complexity: Even complex builds can be expressed as a few simple functions.
  • No more “push and pray”: Everything CI can do, your local dev environment can do too.
  • Native language benefits: Use the same programming language to develop your application and its delivery tooling.
  • Easy onboarding of new developers: If you can build, test and deploy, they can too.
  • Caching by default: Dagger caches everything. Expect 2x to 10x speed-ups.
  • Cross-team collaboration: Reuse another team’s workflows without learning their stack.
  • Reduce CI lock-in: Dagger functions run on all major CI platforms – no proprietary DSL needed.
  • Eliminate bottlenecks: Let application teams write their own functions. Enable standardization by providing them a library of reusable components.
  • Save time and money with faster CI runs: CI pipelines that are “Daggerized” typically run 2x to 10x faster, thanks to caching and concurrency. This means developers waste less time waiting for CI, and you spend less money on CI compute.
  • Benefit from a viable platform strategy: Development teams need flexibility, and you need control. Dagger gives you a way to reconcile the two, in an incremental way that leverages the stack you already have.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Dagger
License: Apache License 2.0

Dagger is written in Go. Learn Go with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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