A couple of weeks ago, I saw a demo of Waypoint, the new tool Hashicorp announced today, that aims to provide an easy, intuitive and customizable “build, deploy and release” workflow.

This post isn’t a tutorial or a guide on how to use the product; the official documentation and tutorials are a good resource to understand how to configure and use the tool. In this post, I explain why I believe that philosophically, the design of Waypoint holds a lot of promise and potential.

What Waypoint Isn’t.

It probably helps to begin this post by spelling out what Waypoint isn’t.

Waypoint is not:

  • a build system (like make, npm, maven etc.) …

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