What is Space Automation?
The main purpose of Automation is CI/CD: Using the script file stored in the project repository, you can build, test, and deploy the project.
Configuration as code
Scripts are the only way to configure Automation. The Automation UI you see in Space is used only to visualize script results: logs, tests, artifacts, etc. Scripts are written with a special DSL (domain-specific language).
The DSL is based on Kotlin programming language, so you can use Kotlin data types and language structures right inside your automation script.
For example, a simple script that runs
gradle build in a
gradle:latest Docker container:
The automation script must be stored in the
.space.kts file in the root directory of a project. To edit
.space.kts, you can use either Space code web-editor or Intellij IDEA with the installed Space plugin. The latter is recommended as the plugin provides automatic code completion and code inspections for DSL scripts.
Local reproducibility (planned)
The important thing about automation scripts is that you can run them locally on your machine. This lets you test the script before "pushing" it to the Space server. To run the script locally, you can use:
Intellij IDEA with the Space plugin
(Not yet available) Space Automation command-line tool
Step is the smallest possible building block in Automation. It describes:
You can use steps in jobs, pipeline stages, and deployment scripts.
Job is a defined task consisting of steps. The simplest automation script consists of one
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Pipeline is a linear sequence of stages.
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Gate specifies a condition that must be met in order to run the next stage.
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It is a destination target for a deployment script. For example, it could be a staging, pre-prod, or production server.
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Each deployment target has a health status that you can check in your script. If the check fails, you can run a separate rollback script.