Streamline your Docker builds with Pants

TL;DR Pants makes it easy and efficient to incrementally build and deploy multiple Docker images from a single repo, with a single command. Each image can consist of a shared base image plus a single PEX (Python EXecutable) file containing all the code, resources and dependencies required by the…

Meet our newest Maintainer: Andreas Stenius

The Pants open-source project exists and thrives thanks to the efforts of its various contributors, who do everything from system design to coding to updating our documentation to answering questions on our Slack workspace. Within the larger group of official Contributors are a smaller group of Maintainers - people with…

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…

Talking Pants

Pants contributors Eric Arellano and Stu Hood sat down recently with Tobias Macey, host of the popular Podcast.__init__, to talk about Python monorepos and how Pants supports them. Listen in to learn about the history of Pants (including the origin of the name!), the advantages of a single unified…

Introducing Pants v2

There are so many tools in the Python development ecosystem. Installing, configuring and orchestrating them—all while not re-executing work unnecessarily—is a hard problem, especially as your codebase grows. Fortunately, there is now a tailor-made (pun intended) solution: Pants v2!…