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Your deployment in SBT

October 9, 2019

SBT builds. It says right there in the name. That's how we conventionally think of our favorite build tool. It fetches dependencies, compiles our code, and outputs ..err .. a JAR file?

Everything else you need in order to deploy? Building & publishing a docker image, tagging your release, updating the version. That's your job. Or, more likely, your CI/CD pipeline's job.

It doesn't necessarily need to be like that. Using the sbt-native-packager and sbt-release SBT plugins, I'm going to present one team's approach in using SBT to declaratively encode our deployment steps.