Sep 1 2016

Today I’m excited to announce a soon-to-be-released, eventually open source product for developers, operators, and power users. It’s called Cmd.io, or “Command IO” as we pronounce it. Cmd.io will let you use and share commands for the terminal, as a service, over SSH.

With Cmd.io you can make or install command-line utilities that you can use from anyplace with an SSH client. Commands are run in a consistent environment that you configure specifically for you or your team. You can share access to your commands, allowing friends and colleagues to run them as well. This is great for letting anybody on your team kick off build or deployment automations right from their terminal. But this is only the beginning!

In the demo video below, we use jq as a service, build a PDF with LaTeX without installing it, provision cloud resources using Terraform with no configuration or credentials, and turn git push into a powerful, programmable automation tool.

As mentioned in our last post, we’ll be “rebooting” Glider Labs this month to focus on a number of innovative tools like this. More on that soon. We just couldn’t wait to give you a preview of what’s to come.

If you’re excited by Cmd.io you can subscribe with the link below to hear when it’s available and possibly get early access. Otherwise, let me know what you think in the comments, including ideas you might have for how you’d use it.

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