Quick Start

Our Story

It started with questions any curious person should be asking:

  • Why is there so much complexity in development?
  • How can we lower the bar of development?
  • What is the future of programming?

High-level languages enabled millions of people to call themselves developers while simultaneously making development exponentially easier. We believe it's time to think beyond high-level languages and look towards a new language built on the cloud, for the cloud, that transforms the industry like high-level languages once did.

✨Storyscript is the polyglot, cloud-native programming language of the future.
🙋‍Open Source under Apache 2.0 license in GitHub.

Getting started

The goal of the Quick Start is to get a Storyscript application deployed to Kubernetes in under 5 minutes. Start the clock! ⏰

1. Install our CLI.


brew install storyscript/brew/story

Ubuntu 16+

Get it from the Snap Store

Snap is available on other Linux OS.

Windows or Direct from Python

pip install --user story

(Python 3.6 or higher is required, thus on Debian/Ubuntu use pip3.)

2. Login with your GitHub account.

story login

All done! 💪 You're all set to create and deploy your apps. Amazing, isn't it?

Write your first Story

Let's create your first application.

1. Create a new folder for your application.

mkdir first_app && cd first_app
story apps create

This command generates a story.yml file which is used to identify your application and provide metadata to configure version and secret variables.

2. The classic hello-world app to start you off!

story template http > http.story

Let's take a look:

cat http.story
when http server listen method: "get" path: "/" as request
    request write content: "Hello world!"

This http server is a great starting point to get something working.

Deploy to Storyscript Cloud

The Storyscript Cloud is a Microservice and function platform that uses Kubernetes and other cloud-native tools as a fully managed Microservice Orchestration runtime. Simply put, Storyscript makes deployment and usage of Microservices on Kubernetes possible in fewer steps. 💪

Let's deploy your story:

story deploy

🎉 Congratulations! You have just deployed your first Story!

What just happened behind the scene?

The output from your deployment will share some details about what happened, because it's quite amazing!

  1. Storyscript is strongly-typed. Therefore, your stories are verified and syntax is checked before deployment.
  2. Services are pulled from the Hub and deployed to Kubernetes pods.
  3. Coming soon! Functions are packaged in containers and deployed as services like above.
  4. Services get started, events are subscribed and ingress routes are assigned.
  5. The Storyscript Runtime caches your Story for fast execution, acting as a Microservice Orchestrator.

The above would have mostly been manual work, typically in the form of Kubernetes configuration files which are automatically generated during deployment in the Storyscript Cloud.

Putting it all together

A quick introduction to how the Storyscript platform works.

The Storyscript language is a new language designed to focus on business-logic which describes the flow of data between services. It does not replace any other language; it unites all other languages in a polyglot development platform making it the most inclusive programming language. The language is inspired by several languages giving it a natural and intuitive familiarity. It's strongly-typed and compiled into the Storyscript Cloud-Native Runtime. We call this top-level coding with a Cloud-Native programming language.

The Storyscript Runtime is a Cloud-Native orchestrator that uses Kubernetes under-the-hood as a container scheduler framework. The Runtime transforms your Stories into a cached model of instructions that moves data between the services. Think of IF this THEN that, WHEN this DO that, WAIT for this THEN that, WHILE this DO that where all the this thats are services.

Services are independent components of highly-reusable software: a Docker container, OpenAPI specs, AsyncAPI specs, a single high-level language function, or another Storyscript. Developers are empowered to build polyglot applications by choosing any programming language to do the heavy lifting while Storyscript describes the interactions between these services. Services use the Open Microservice Specification to be free to make their own choices on language, protocol, and serialization while providing events and actions of the service that are consistently well-documented and domain-specific.

Storyscript Platform is the combination of the language, runtime, tooling and library of services. It is a fully-distributed, Cloud-Native monolith for rapid application development with zero-devops deployments into Kubernetes.

Our documentation provides more details on the philosophy and components that, together, we call Storyscript. We invite you to look around and discover our product.

🙋‍Storyscript is open source under Apache 2.0 license in GitHub. Your contributions are welcome and greatly respected as we are building this product for the greater good with passion and inclusiveness, together.

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