It's PyCon US Time!

PyCon US, the largest Python conference in the world, is getting under way (online-only this year), and Pants has a strong presence this year! On Friday at 9:15 AM PDT Pants contributor Benjy Weinberger (that's me!) will be speaking about some of the cool and unusual ways we leverage…

Introducing Pants Build 2.4.0

The latest stable release of Pants is out! This version introduces opt-in anonymous telemetry, to provide the Pants maintainers with data to help detect and fix bugs and drive development decisions. We've gone to great lengths to ensure that the data is fully anonymized (see link for details) and we…

Introducing Pants Build 2.3.0

I'm psyched to announce that the latest stable release of the Pants Build System, 2.3.0, is out now. A major highlight of this release is the tailor goal, which generates BUILD file boilerplate for you! This makes getting Pants up and running in existing repos a lot easier,…

Tailoring Pants to your codebase

TL;DR The tailor goal, newly available in Pants 2.3.0, generates BUILD file boilerplate for you, making adopting Pants easier than ever! Pants is a powerful system that brings speed and stability to your builds thanks to features such as fine-grained invalidation, caching, and concurrent execution. These features…

Fast Incremental Builds with Speculation and Cancellation

Fast incremental re-builds are critical in large codebases and monorepos. Thanks to deep support for cancellation and a side-effect free execution model, Pants is able to further reduce re-build latency by speculatively re-executing work.…