As mentioned in Introduction, Skull includes 3 majors parts: skull-core, skull-apis and skull-scripts. To play with it, we need to install Skull first, then use Skull commands to create/manage a Skull project.
And as we expected, Skull can not only work in the big data center, but also in the resource very limited environment(embedded device), like Raspberry Pi, follow me to see how to do that 🙂
In generally Skull is working in the Data Center, with powerful x86 CPUs and enough RAM. For example, here we use Ubuntu14.04 as an example.
sudo apt-get install autoconf valgrind expect libyaml-dev python-dev python-pip libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler libprotobuf-c0-dev protobuf-c-compiler sudo pip install PyYAML protobuf pympler WebOb git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:finaldie/skull.git cd skull git submodule update --init --recursive make dep sudo make install-dep
Build and Install
make -j4 sudo make install
After that, Skull has installed into the system, type skull we would see:
final@ubuntu1404: ~>skull Skull 0.9.10 - A fast to start, easy to maintain, high productive serving framework. More information see https://github.com/finaldie/skull usage: \_ skull create \_ skull config \_ skull common \_ skull workflow \_ skull module \_ skull service \_ skull build \_ skull deploy \_ skull start \_ skull version \_ skull help
Now, Skull is ready to play with it then 🙂
Install Skull in Raspberry Pi
Above shows Skull is working fine in normal Linux releases, but in the embedded device, like Raspberry Pi, the situation is totally different. It only has a ARMv6 processor(32bit) with only 384MB RAM(Model B), the good news is, Skull is totally 32bit compatible, it’s working perfectly in this environment, let’s see how to fit Skull into Raspberry 🙂
To make it works, we have to disable the jemalloc memorypool, since it has some compiling problems in this environment, the rests are simple and easy:
# Install dependencies packages sudo apt-get install autoconf valgrind expect libyaml-dev python-dev python-pip libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler libprotobuf-c0-dev protobuf-c-compiler sudo pip install PyYAML protobuf pympler WebOb # Clone Skull git clone email@example.com:finaldie/skull.git cd skull git submodule update --init --recursive # Build Skull dependency libraries make dep disable_jemalloc=true sudo make install-dep # Build Skull itself make -j4 disable_jemalloc=true sudo make install
OK, right now we are all set, type skull to verify the Skull commands are working fine here.
After installing Skull, let’s create a basic Skull project, which only need few steps:
skull create project
skull workflow --add
skull module --add
skull service --add(optional)
OK, here we created an simple example project with one default module with it:
Play With It
After we created above, by default the Skull project is a echo-back server, we can play with it by running:
From above we can see, it’s really easy and fast to create a Skull project, the default Module is a good start point of exploring the basic functionality of Skull.
Further more, we can create more modules/services, timers/endpoints, to communicate them with each other, use the background IO and monitoring, etc. A lot of funs are waiting there. For more information we can find it here, and welcome to send me some feedbacks, let’s do it better 🙂