Building GitHub Actions
Learn to build custom GitHub actions using any language you know!
GitHub actions is the hottest continuous integration platform around right now, but did you know that you can use it for so much more than just running your unit tests?
I’ve built actions that make our team’s day to day lives easier by giving them what they need in their normal workflow. No more need to log in to three different systems to work out what’s going on. These workflows are specific to our company, so we had to write them ourselves. Once you’ve read this book, you’ll be able to do the same.
In this book, you’ll learn all about the following:
- Configuring your first workflow
- Building your first GitHub Action
- How to use the contextual data that Actions provides
- Writing tests to help build Actions without constantly pushing changes to GitHub
- Using the GitHub API to add even more metadata to your decision making
- Interacting with external APIs in response to GitHub events
This book is a collection of the things I’ve learned by using Actions every single day since October 2018, distilled down to the things that will enable you to start using Actions today.
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Who am I?
I’m Michael, and I’ve been working with GitHub Actions since their release to optimise our workflow at Nexmo.