Connor Mills

Connor Mills

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Developer Workflow Automation with GitHub Actions (CI/CD)

The goal of DevOps has stayed the same, but our tools, infrastructure, and operating models have changed. To support modern software delivery, it’s critical for organizations to establish and share proven developer workflows. This talk will cover how existing projects are using GitHub Action with the hope that all projects despite their size can benefit collectively from knowledge sharing. The benefit of Actions is that the majority are open source. Plan to this talk leave with ideas on how you can automate new portions of your software development workflow and gain insight from open-sour

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Developer Workflow Automation with GitHub Actions (CI/CD)
Derek  Champlin

Derek Champlin

1595578080

Working with GitHub Actions

GitHub has become one of the most widely used Source Code Repository. Its Distributed Version Control System helps the developers for faster development and Integration of their code. Recently, it launched GitHub Actions in beta which enabled developers to create automated workflows to build, test, and deploy their source code on GitHub.

In this article, we will discuss about GitHub Actions and how it can be used to build an automated software development life-cycle workflow.

Below are the things we will discuss in this article:

About GitHub Actions

Using GitHub Actions, we can create custom workflows that will help to build, test, package, release or deploy the code without leaving the GitHub UI. It enables us to build Continuous integration and Continuous Deployment capabilities directly in our repository. Here are some important features about GitHub Actions.

**YAML based process: **The workflow is written in YAML. Hence it is easy to create, read and use the actions that make up the workflow.

**One Place for everything: **By using GitHub Actions, we can build and test the developed code directly in our repository. There is no need to worry about integrating the source code repository with other build and deployment tools. Everything can be done in one single place.

**Easy to integrate code: **Since enabling CI/CD directly in the repository is possible using workflows, creating merge requests(MRs), building, testing and integrating them become way more seamless.

#tech (re)view #build #cd #ci #ci-cd #github #github actions #gitlab-ci #gradle #java #test

Matt  Towne

Matt Towne

1589791867

Serverless CI/CD on the AWS Cloud

CI/CD pipelines have long played a major role in speeding up the development and deployment of cloud-native apps. Cloud services like AWS lend themselves to more agile deployment through the services they offer as well as approaches such as Infrastructure as Code. There is no shortage of tools to help you manage your CI/CD pipeline as well.

While the majority of development teams have streamlined their pipelines to take full advantage of cloud-native features, there is still so much that can be done to refine CI/CD even further. The entire pipeline can now be built as code and managed either via Git as a single source of truth or by using visual tools to help guide the process.

The entire process can be fully automated. Even better, it can be made serverless, which allows the CI/CD pipeline to operate with immense efficiency. Git branches can even be utilized as a base for multiple pipelines. Thanks to the three tools from Amazon; AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodeDeploy, serverless CI/CD on the AWS cloud is now easy to set up.

#aws #aws codebuild #aws codecommit #aws codedeploy #cd #cd pipeline #ci #ci/cd processes #ci/cd workflow #serverless

Loma  Baumbach

Loma Baumbach

1604158800

Building and Monitoring Your First Github Actions Workflow

Github Actions is Github’s native solution to CI/CD, which is available to the developer’s community since it was launched in 2019. Action’s simple, flexible, and affordable nature made many teams migrate from existing _CI/CD _solutions to unlock the endless possibilities of the new platform.

My team has been of the early adopters of Github Actions. As a group of highly Javascript focused developers, we were able to automate tens of pipelines for our frontend and backend projects. Thanks to Javascript/Typescript support of the platform, we created many Actions (like plugins in traditional build tools) to extend the functionality according to our needs.

After 1 year of experience with Github Actions, we discovered the following advantages of the tool in comparison to former CI/CD solutions we tested:

  • Zero management costs (no need for any agents or master nodes)
  • Easy to learn and master
  • You can keep your workflows in your source code
  • A rich Action (plugin) library. It’s easy to develop your custom Actions.
  • Sensible pricing model: 3000 free minutes for premium users of private repositories. Public repositories are completely free!
  • It has a rich action library and it is very easy to develop your actions.
  • Supports LinuxWindows, and macOS platforms. (macOS support is a rare feature among competitors)
  • With a self-hosted runner, it’s possible to run a free version on your own infrastructure.

#ci-cd-pipeline #web-development #ci-monitoring #github-actions #github

Developer Workflow Automation with GitHub Actions (CI/CD)

The goal of DevOps has stayed the same, but our tools, infrastructure, and operating models have changed. To support modern software delivery, it’s critical for organizations to establish and share proven developer workflows. This talk will cover how existing projects are using GitHub Action with the hope that all projects despite their size can benefit collectively from knowledge sharing. The benefit of Actions is that the majority are open source. Plan to this talk leave with ideas on how you can automate new portions of your software development workflow and gain insight from open-source projects by peaking into their actions folder. To name a few, Octokit, Babel, and Next.js.

#github actions #ci/cd

Mikel  Okuneva

Mikel Okuneva

1602316366

GitHub Demo Days - Using GitHub Actions for testing cloud native applications

What makes a project successful? For developers building cloud-native applications, successful projects thrive on transparent, consistent, and rigorous collaboration. That collaboration is one of the reasons that many open source projects, like Docker containers and Kubernetes, grow to become standards for how we build, deliver, and operate software. Our Open Source Guides and Introduction to innersourcing are great first steps to setting up and encouraging these best practices in your own projects.

However, a common challenge that application developers face is manually testing against inconsistent environments. Accurately testing Kubernetes applications can differ from one developer’s environment to another, and implementing a rigorous and consistent environment for end-to-end testing isn’t easy. It can also be very time consuming to spin up and down Kubernetes clusters. The inconsistencies between environments and the time required to spin up new Kubernetes clusters can negatively impact the speed and quality of cloud-native applications.

Building a transparent CI process

On GitHub, integration and testing becomes a little easier by combining GitHub Actions with open source tools. You can treat Actions as the native continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tool for your project, and customize your Actions workflow to include automation and validation as next steps.

Since Actions can be triggered based on nearly any GitHub event, it’s also possible to build in accountability for updating tests and fixing bugs. For example, when a developer creates a pull request, Actions status checks can automatically block the merge if the test fails.

Here are a few more examples:

#engineering #enterprise #events #open source #actions #ci/cd #cloud native applications #cloud native architecture #devops #devops ci/cd #github actions #kubernetes #open source