GitHub Actions - The Complete Guide
What you'll learn
- Use GitHub Actions to build automated workflows & processes
- Automate code-based and project-based tasks
- Run simple and complex workflows on a broad variety of triggers
- Build powerful CI / CD workflows, including runtime configuration, security and conditional execution
- Build custom actions or leverage public community solutions
- How to secure GitHub Action workflows
- Basic Git & GitHub knowledge is strongly recommended (but the course offers a refresher module)
- Basic development knowledge is recommended but not strictly required
- NO prior GitHub Actions knowledge is required
GitHub Actions is an extremely popular and fast-growing CI / CD automation service offered by GitHub.
This course teaches GitHub Actions from the ground up, without any prior GitHub Actions knowledge assumed or required.
In order to handle growing development and code complexity and deploy application updates with high frequency, powerful automation platforms and tools are required. As you will learn throughout this course, GitHub Actions is such a platform, enabling you to automate anything from code testing, building and deployment all the way up to GitHub repository and project management.
With this course, you'll learn:
About all key GitHub Actions building blocks & components
How to build and orchestrate both simple and complex workflows
How to connect workflows to events & configure event details
How to run jobs or job steps conditionally
How to manage environment variables
How to handle job results, outputs and inputs
How to leverage community actions
How to build custom actions
How to secure workflows and jobs
And much more!
This course requires no prior GitHub Actions knowledge. You also don't need to be an advanced developer or Git / GitHub user, though fundamental development and Git knowledge is recommended - though the course does come with a Git & GitHub refresher module.
This course is a practice-oriented courses, exploring all key concepts whilst diving into concrete examples. You'll build different workflows for multiple projects and requirements.
You will also learn how to interact with GitHub APIs and implement third-party (and custom) Actions into your workflows.
Who this course is for:
- Developers who want to explore DevOps solutions & workflow automation
- Beginner or advanced DevOps practitioners who want to learn GitHub Actions
- Everyone who's looking to automated code-based tasks
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