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Orb development kit

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Orbs are reusable snippets of code that help automate repeated processes, accelerate project setup, and make it easy to integrate with third-party tools. CircleCI maintains an orb registry with certified, partner, and third-party orbs.

The orb development kit refers to a suite of tools that work together to simplify the orb development process when authoring your own orb. The kit provides automatic testing and deployment on CircleCI.

The orb init command is the key to using the orb development kit. This command initiates a new orb project based on a template, and that template uses the other tools in the kit to automatically test and deploy your orb.

Orb development kit components

The orb development kit is made up of the following components:

For more information on orb packing, see the Orbs concepts page.

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