Introducing gb, a project based build tool for the Go programming language

In April 2015 I gave a presentation to the GDG Berlin meetup group (slides, video) discussing my views on reproducible builds using the Go programming language.

Image credit, Nate Finch
Image credit, Nate Finch

As part of that presentation I demonstrated a replacement build tool that I had been developing, gb.

From the feedback I received after the meetup it was clear that many people understood and agreed with my reasoning why reproducible builds in Go are a problem today. However it was equally clear that I had not done a good enough job of explaining how gb works, and why I felt it was necessary to create an alternative build tool to solve the problem of reproducible builds.

With the help of the go-pm mailing list and the feedback from a group of early adopters of gb, I have put together a website for gb with expanded documentation and examples.

I invite you all to visit getgb.io to learn more about gb.