Developing Packages and Plugins#
Think of Steamship packages and plugins as PyPi modules that run in the cloud.
Packages expose endpoints that can do work on an associated workspace
Plugins conform to interfaces defined by the Steamship Engine to perform common tasks.
Third-party plugin development is currently in Alpha and the interface may change. If you want to build a plugin, we are eager to chat! Just email email@example.com or hop on our Discord
Steamship is designed from the ground up to support building, modifying, and sharing both packages and plugins. Each one you create is cloned from an existing template of your choosing. That template contains everything you need for a great development lifecycle:
A manifest file with metadata and statically-typed configuration
Unit tests with pre-configured GitHub Actions integration
A pre-written main body to build from
Simple deployment via the Steamship CLI and/or GitHub Actions
The process for details are located in the following pages: