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We Listened: New Terraform UI, introducing AWS Quickstart, and other top Armory news This Week

Jan 28, 2020 by Akshay Dayal

We are excited to share a roll-up of our features on a monthly basis, with information on features from Experiment to GA. This is our way of taking you on the journey of how “An Idea Becomes a Feature.” You can track features as they go from Experiment to Early Release and then to General Availability. Here is a link to the Early Release, Beta, and GA definitions here at Armory.
Check out these links for a deeper dive:

Below please find details on features we are building.

In-Progress

We’re working on several exciting projects, we like to be transparent and share updates so you can see what’s coming up!

  • Plugin Framework: Work is continuing with the community to add a new plugin framework in Spinnaker. This will allow us and others to deliver more features and customizations as plugins instead of requiring separate releases of Spinnaker. You can checkout a simple example plugin that leverages the work done so far.
  • UI Extensibility: Current focus is on adding stages to the UI, allowing it to be extended more easily. We’re on the lookout for any and all use cases for extending Deck (and Spinnaker in general), so please let us know if you have ideas you’d like to try.

Early Release

What is an early release of a feature? It is a feature that is working and installable, but some functionality is likely to be missing and a number of known and unknown issues are likely to surface. It’s a first version. Please call out anything you can’t live without, and what you’d like to see changed or improved.

  • UI for Terraform Integration: You can now configure Terraform details in the UI when editing a pipeline. The UI makes it much simpler, faster, and easier to leverage the Terraform integration within Spinnaker. Existing configuration edited by hand will show up in the UI. You can also see logs for the Terraform actions through the UI when they are executing. For more details checkout the video below:

General Availability

What is general availability? This is a feature we have added and fully support in our product offering. Please let us know what is working well, and what you’d like to see expanded, added, or improved.

Here are the release notes of our most recent GA:

  • 2.17.4 Release Highlights:
  • TLS and mTLS support added to Terraformer and Dinghy services
  • Terraformer UI/UX improvements for displaying logs
  • Forces the correct aws-sdk version to be used (known issue in 2.17.2 and 2.17.3)

Documentation

We welcome your feedback – let us know what you think! Want to get an early release or need any help configuring these features? Contact us here.
Armory’s platform exists to help software teams ship better software, faster. If you want to try these or any other Armory features, you can:

Akshay Dayal

Sr. Product Manager

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