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Step 4. Create and deploy component

MACH composer is undergoing a major, backwards compatible overhaul

MACH composer has been rewritten in Golang, coming from a Python version. We've done this because the Golang ecosystem is more suitable for a tool like this, as it is also the language in which Hashicorp builds Terraform itself.

Because of this, some commands might not be available yet in the Golang version; particularly the mach-composer bootstrap command is not available, which makes it a bit harder to start up. However, based on the examples in the GitHub repository, you should be able to get started without the bootstrap command.

For creating components, please instead of mach-composer bootstrap component, use mach-composer-cookiecutter.

We do currently recommend to use the latest version (2.14.x).

If you are still on the Python version, the bootstrap command will still work.

Create a MACH component

Create a MACH component which we can use in our MACH stack later on.

mach-composer bootstrap component

And follow the wizard to create a new component.

This component can now be pushed to a Git repository.

Deploy your component

It depends on what component you have, but if you've created a component containing a serverless function, that function needs to be built, packaged and uploaded to an artifact repository.

For a component created with the mach-composer bootstrap command or one of the provided example components, these commands will be enough:

./ package
./ upload

Component deployment

The deployment process of a component can vary.
Read more about component deployments.