Glossary

  • Pipeline: A pipeline is a collection of tasks that can be run at once. Pipelines can be defined via a pipeline configuration file. Once you have a pipeline config file you can create a new pipeline via the CLI (recommended) or API.

  • Run: A run is a single execution of a pipeline. A run can be started automatically via triggers or manually via the API or CLI

  • Trigger: A trigger is an automatic way to run your pipeline. Once mentioned in your pipeline configuration file, your pipeline subscribes to those triggers, passing them conditions on when to run. Once those conditions are met, those triggers will then inform Gofer that a new run should be launched for that pipeline.

  • Task: A task is the lowest unit in Gofer. It is a small abstraction over running a single container. Through tasks you can define what container you want to run, when to run it in relation to other containers, and what variables/secrets those containers should use.

  • Task Run: A task run is an execution of a single task container. Referencing a specific task run is how you can examine the results, logs, and details of one of your tasks.