GitHub Actions Essentials
GitHub Actions Essentials
Automate, Integrate, Deploy: Unlocking the Power of GitHub Actions
About the Book
GitHub Actions Essentials is your definitive guide to mastering the world of GitHub Actions, a powerful automation tool that simplifies your software development workflow. From setting up your first workflow to exploring advanced techniques and best practices, this comprehensive resource covers everything you need to know to streamline your development process. With practical examples and step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to create custom actions, implement continuous integration and deployment, optimize workflow performance, and automate project management tasks. Whether you're a seasoned developer or just getting started with GitHub Actions, this book will empower you to unlock the full potential of automation in your projects, saving you time and improving your software quality.
- What are GitHub Actions?
- Why use GitHub Actions?
- GitHub Actions vs. Other CI/CD Tools
- Setting Up Your Repository
- Understanding YAML Syntax
- Anatomy of a GitHub Actions Workflow
- Workflow Triggers: Events and Scheduling
- Defining Jobs and Steps
- Using Pre-Built Actions
- Running Shell Commands
- Environment Variables and Secrets
- Job and Step-Level Conditions
- Matrix Builds and Parallelisation
- Building a Docker-based Action
- Versioning and Publishing Your Custom Action
- Discovering and Evaluating Actions
- Popular Actions for Common Tasks
- Integrating Third-Party Services
- Automated Testing
- Code Quality and Linting
- Code Coverage and Reporting
- Deploying to Cloud Platforms
- Deploying to On-Premises Servers
- Deploying Static Websites and GitHub Pages
- Workflow Security Best Practices
- Caching and Artifact Management
- Performance Optimisation Tips
- Workflow Templates and Reusable Workflows
- Handling Workflow Dependencies
- Automating Project Management and Collaboration
- Recap of Key Concepts
- Further Resources and Learning
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