Testing the Plugin
Video tutorial below:
Let's build our example application; first, we need to run
waypoint init to set up the application.
$ waypoint init ✓ Configuration file appears valid ✓ Local mode initialized successfully ✓ Project "guides" and all apps are registered with the server. ✓ Plugins loaded and configured successfully ✓ Authentication requirements appear satisfied. Project initialized! You may now call 'waypoint up' to deploy your project or commands such as 'waypoint build' to perform steps individually.
If you see an error that the plugin could not be found, please ensure you have installed the plugin binary to the proper location. For additional help steps, see the troubleshooting plugin installation section.
$ waypoint build ✓ Application built successfully
If you look in the application folder, you will see a new binary called
app which is the product of your plugin.
$ tree . . ├── app ├── data.db ├── main.go └── waypoint.hcl
Let's run this; you will see the message "Hello Waypoint" that you wrote in the
$ ./app Hello Waypoint
You have now successfully created a simple
Build plugin for Waypoint. Creating other plugin types for
Platform follow similar concepts. Details on the interfaces for implementing these other plugins
can be found in the Plugin Components section of the documentation. The
Extending Waypoint section also contains other reference documentation related to plugin creation.
A full example of the plugin created in this guide can be found at the following location: https://github.com/hashicorp/waypoint-plugin-examples/tree/main/plugins/gobuilder_final