Run a Go App

Space supports Go Micros, but it requires a bit more configuration.

  • engine needs to be set to custom
  • commands needs to include commands that build a binary
  • include should be set to the binary file that is built as a result of running commands
  • dev should be the command to start the program in development mode
  • run should be the command to run the binary

Here is an example:

v: 0
micros:
  - name: go-app
    src: ./src/go-app
    engine: custom
    dev: go run main.go
    commands:
      - go get
      - go build main.go
    run: ./main
    include:
      - main
  • The first command go get installs any external packages/modules.
  • The second command go build main.go builds the program into an executable file.
  • include specifies which file(s) to include in the final package of the micro. In this case only our build binary file.
  • Finally, run specifies the command that should be run to start the program. In this case, it is running the executable that was generated from the previous step.