Cobra + Viper Go CLI Sample

I just released a Go Cobra + Viper library CLI App sample app here. Here are the main up to date details as of release today.

The app example is using the Cobra and Viper libraries for Go. This application provides commands (per Cobra) to read, write, update, and delete configuration records from a configuration file using Viper.

Using the example CLI App.

<cli> config -h provides the following documentation for using this CLI App.

Available Commands:
  add         The 'add' subcommand will add a passed in key value pair to the application configuration file.
  delete      The 'delete' subcommand removes a key value pair from the configuration file. 
  update      The 'update' subcommand will update a passed in key value pair for an existing set of data to the application configuration file.
  view        The 'view' subcommand will provide a list of keys and a map of the values.

  -h, --help           help for config
  -k, --key string     The key for the key value set to add to the configuration.
  -v, --value string   The value for the key value set to add to the configuration.

Currently I got this to work but it isn’t in the best shape. Check out the code here.

Get Involved, Add Samples, Make Requests

If you’d like to get involved and add samples or make request for additional samples please file an issue here!

If you’ve found any bugs or issues with the code please file a bug report here!

Examples, The CRUD!

./cli config add -k "blog" -v "" example writes a record to the configuration file with a key of “blog” and a value of ““.

./cli config view displays the contents of the configuration file and CLI specific environment variables. These are the configuration files located in the .cobrae-cli-samples.yml and environment variables prefaced with COBRACLISAMPLES. The list of keys is displaced first and then the keys and values are displayed below that.

./cli config update -k "blog" -v "not found" will update the blog entry in the configuration to read not found for the value.

./cli config delete ... will delete the key and value from the configuration file.

Building the Project

Following a fairly standard clone, one can build this project with a single step using the ./ file. If you’d like to contribute the same for Windows, feel free I’d be happy to pull that PR in. Once the project is built use the CLI as defined above.

Installing the CLI App

This application can be installed as a CLI app by referencing it’s location in your bash (powershell? etc) startup script.

Chapter 2 in My Twitch Streaming

A while back I started down the path of getting a Twitch Channel started. At this point I’ve gotten a channel setup which I’ve dubbed Thrashing Code albeit it still just has “adronhall” all over it. I’ll get those details further refined as I work on it more.

Today I recorded a new Twitch stream about doing a twitch stream and created an edited video of all the pieces and cameras and angles. I could prospectively help people get started, it’s just my experiences so far and efforts to get everything connected right. The actual video stream recording is available, and I’ll leave it on the channel. However the video I edited will be available and I’ll post a link here.

Tomorrow will be my first official Twitch stream at 3pm PST. If you’re interested in watching check out my Twitch profile here follow and it’ll ping you when I go live. This first streaming session, or episode, or whatever you want to call it, will include a couple topics. I’ll be approaching these topics from that of someone just starting, so if you join help hold me to that! Don’t let me skip ahead or if you notice I left out something key please join and chat at me during the process. I want to make sure I’m covering all the bases as I step through toward achieving the key objectives. Which speaking of…

Tomorrow’s Mission Objectives

  1. Create a DataStax Enterprise Cassandra Cluster in Google Cloud Platform.
  2. Create a .NET project using the latest cross-platform magical bits that will have a library for abstracting the data source(s), a console interface for using the application, and of course a test project.
  3. Configure & connect to the distributed database cluster.

Mission Stretch Objectives

  1. Start a github repo to share the project with others.
  2. Setup some .github templates for feature request issues or related issues.
  3. Write up some Github Issue Feature requests and maybe even sdd some extra features to the CLI for…??? no idea ??? determine 2-3 during the Twitch stream.

If you’d like to follow along, here’s what I have installed. You’re welcome to a range of tooling to follow along with that is the same as what I’ve got here or a variance of other things. Feel free to bring up tooling if you’re curious about it via chat and I’ll answer questions where and when I can.

  • Ubuntu v18.04
  • .NET core v2.1
  • DataStax Enterprise v6

Building a Data Thrashing CLI Tool in Go

I need a tool just to do some testing against an API end point. I figured I’d throw one together real quick in Go. With a few libraries it’s just a few steps to get the job done. The following is that project. Eventually I’ll create the services that will run in some containers I’ll throw into a Kubernetes cluster, but for now, it’s all CLI. Onward.The first thing I’ll need is Cobra. Continue reading “Building a Data Thrashing CLI Tool in Go”