Contributing to Fission
Thanks for helping make Fission better😍!
There are many areas we can use contributions - ranging from code, documentation, feature proposals, issue triage, samples, and content creation.
First, please read the code of conduct. By participating, you’re expected to uphold this code.
- Choose something to work on
- Contributing - building & deploying
Choose something to work on
The easiest way to start is to look at existing issues and see if there’s something there that you’d like to work on. You can filter issues with label “Good first issue” which are relatively self sufficient issues and great for first time contributors.
If you are going to pick up an issue, it would be good to add a comment stating the intention.
If the contribution is a big change/new feature, please raise an issue and discuss the needs, design in the issue in detail.
Please check following repositories for your areas of interest,
- For contributing a new Fission environment, please check the environments repo
- For contributing a new Keda Connector, please check the Keda Connectors repo
- You can contribute to the Fission Docs by adding content to the docs repo
Do reach out on Slack or Twitter and we are happy to help.
Contributing - building & deploying
You’ll need the
gocompiler and tools installed. Currently version 1.16.x of Go is needed.
You’ll also need docker for building images locally. For Mac and Windows, Docker Desktop is recommended. You may prefer any compatible options for you OS.
You will need a Kubernetes cluster and you can use one of options from below.
Kubectl and Helm installed.
Goreleaser for building the Go binaries.
Skaffold for local development workflow to make it easier to build and deploy Fission.
And of course some basic concepts of Fission such as environment, function are good to be aware of!
Use Skaffold with Kind/K8S Cluster to build and deploy
You should create a Kubernetes cluster using Kind/Minikube cluster or if using a cloud provider cluster then Kubecontext should be pointing to appropriate cluster.
- For building & deploying to Cloud Provider K8S cluster such as GKE/EKS/AKS:
skaffold config set default-repo vishalbiyani // (vishalbiyani - should be your registry/Dockerhub handle) skaffold run
- For building & deploying to Kind cluster use Kind profile
kind create cluster kubectl create ns fission make skaffold-prebuild # This builds all Go binaries required for Fission make create-crds skaffold run -p kind
- If you want your new changes to reflect after skaffold deploy,
make skaffold-prebuild # This builds all Go binaries required for Fission skaffold run -p kind
Skaffold no longer uses the
--forceoption which was causing issues with re-deploying after changes. For any changes requiring pod restart, please restart the pods manually.
If you are using Helm, you should see release installed:
$ helm list -n fission -oyaml - app_version: 1.14.1 chart: fission-all-1.14.1 name: fission namespace: fission revision: "1" status: deployed updated: 2021-09-13 13:16:28.51769
Also, you should see the Fission services deployed and running:
$ kubectl get pods -nfission NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE buildermgr-6f778d4ff9-dqnq5 1/1 Running 0 6h9m controller-d44bd4f4d-5q4z5 1/1 Running 0 6h9m executor-557c68c6fd-dg8ld 1/1 Running 0 6h9m influxdb-845548c959-2954p 1/1 Running 0 6h9m kubewatcher-5784c454b8-5mqsk 1/1 Running 0 6h9m logger-bncqn 2/2 Running 0 6h9m mqtrigger-kafka-765b674ff-jk5x9 1/1 Running 0 6h9m mqtrigger-nats-streaming-797498966c-xgxmk 1/1 Running 3 6h9m nats-streaming-6bf48bccb6-fmmr9 1/1 Running 0 6h9m router-db76576bd-xxh7r 1/1 Running 0 6h9m storagesvc-799dcb5bdf-f69k9 1/1 Running 0 6h9m timer-7d85d9c9fb-knctw 1/1 Running 0 6h9m
In examples repo, we have a few Fission function samples for different languages. You can add your own samples also, so that they can provide help to a wider community.
Understanding code structure
Cmd package is entrypoint for all runtime components and also has Dockerfile for each component. The actual logic here will be pretty light and most of logic of each component is in pkg (Discussed later).
|Component||Runtime Component||Used in|
|fission-bundle||Docker Image||Binary for all components|
|fission-cli||CLI Binary||CLI by user|
|preupgradechecks||Docker Image||Pre-install upgrade|
|reporter||Docker Image||Used for analytics|
cmd ├── builder │ ├── Dockerfile.fission-builder │ ├── app │ │ └── server.go │ └── main.go ├── fetcher │ ├── Dockerfile.fission-fetcher │ ├── app │ │ └── server.go │ └── main.go ├── fission-bundle │ ├── Dockerfile.fission-bundle │ ├── main.go │ └── mqtrigger │ └── mqtrigger.go ├── fission-cli │ ├── app │ │ └── app.go │ └── main.go ├── preupgradechecks │ ├── Dockerfile.fission-preupgradechecks │ ├── main.go │ └── preupgradechecks.go └── reporter ├── Dockerfile.reporter ├── app │ ├── app.go │ └── cmd_event.go └── main.go
fetcher : is a very lightweight component and all of related logic is in fetcher package itself. Fetcher helps in fetching and uploading code and in specializing environments.
fission-bundle : is a component which is a single binary for all components. Based on arguments you pass to fission-bundle - it becomes that component. For ex.
/fission-bundle --controllerPort "8888" # Runs Controller /fission-bundle --kubewatcher --routerUrl http://router.fission # Runs Kubewatcher
So, most server side components running on server side are fission-bundle binary wrapped in container and used with different arguments. Various arguments and environment variables are passed from manifests/helm chart.
fission-cli : is the cli used by end user to interact Fission
preupgradechecks : is again a small independent component to do pre-install upgrade tasks.
Pkg is where most of core components and logic reside. The structure is fairly self-explanatory for example all of executor related functionality will be in executor package and so on.
pkg ├── apis ├── builder ├── buildermgr ├── cache ├── canaryconfigmgr ├── controller ├── crd ├── error ├── executor ├── featureconfig ├── fetcher ├── fission-cli ├── generated ├── generator ├── info ├── kubewatcher ├── logger ├── mqtrigger ├── plugin ├── poolcache ├── publisher ├── router ├── storagesvc ├── throttler ├── timer ├── tracker └── utils
Custom Resource Definitions
Fission defines few Custom Resources Definitions, which helps in Fission defining Kubernetes like APIs for Fission entities, and in extending APIs as per Fission needs.
All definitions are defined in pkg/apis/core/v1/types.go.
Fission currently has
fission-all for development.
charts └── fission-all
Each of runtime environments is in fission/environments repository and fairly independent. If you are enhancing or creating a new environment - most likely you will end up making changes in that repository.
. ├── environments │ ├── binary │ ├── dotnet │ ├── dotnet20 │ ├── go │ ├── jvm │ ├── nodejs │ ├── perl │ ├── php7 │ ├── python │ ├── ruby │ └── tensorflow-serving
You can visualize latest environment version at environments