re: Read YAMLy config with a few lines of code VIEW POST


Steve Francia has the answer

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Go configuration with fangs

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Go configuration with fangs!

Many Go projects are built using Viper including:

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What is Viper?

Viper is a complete configuration solution for Go applications including 12-Factor apps. It is designed to work within an application, and can handle all types of configuration needs and formats. It supports:

  • setting defaults
  • reading from JSON, TOML, YAML, HCL, and Java properties config files
  • live watching and re-reading of config files (optional)
  • reading from environment variables
  • reading from remote config systems (etcd or Consul), and watching changes
  • reading from command line flags
  • reading from buffer
  • setting explicit values

Viper can be thought of as a registry for all of your applications configuration needs.

Why Viper?

When building a modern application, you don’t want to worry about configuration file formats; you want to focus on building awesome software Viper is here to…


This post is about the power of programming languages and not really about reading config files =) Thanks for the link, though

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