Implement three different workflows to test, bump the version, and publish a new release. This tab allows you to add a workflow to your repository.
If you have a GitHub repository, you might have seen a tab called Actions:
This tab allows you to add a workflow to your repository, that is, an automated process to run on certain events to build, test, package, release, or deploy any project on GitHub. To help you do this, GitHub introduces what’s called GitHub Actions. These are tasks or tools stored in a GitHub repository that perform an action. For instance, actions/checkout will execute a git checkout command for you. There are numerous actions in GitHub Marketplace.
In this tutorial, I’ll be explaining the process I’ve taken to automize the development lifecycle of an open-source framework, SwiftUIPager. Although some of the actions used in the workflows might be related to this library’s platform, iOS, we’ll focus on the general concepts to help you understand the key ideas.
Over the next sections, we’ll be working on three different workflows to:
First thing is to go to the tab Actions in your repository, where you should see something like this:
GitHub will suggest some templates for you to use. The suggestions may vary depending on the main language of your repository. If you see any that fit your purposes, go ahead and click on it to add it. In my case, I’ll hit “set up a workflow yourself.” This creates some boilerplate. Let’s take a look:
Let’s explain what’s happening here:
build) and define an environment to run on: Windows, macOS, Ubuntu, (see all virtual environments). This is important because some actions are designed to run in a specific environment. Finally, jobs are broken down into
steps. These steps run sequentially, opposite to jobs that will run in parallel unless explicitly defined as sequential.
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