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Mastering GitHub Actions

By : Eric Chapman
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Mastering GitHub Actions

By: Eric Chapman

Overview of this book

Navigating GitHub Actions often leaves developers grappling with inefficiencies and collaboration bottlenecks. Mastering GitHub Actions offers solutions to these challenges, ensuring smoother software development. With 16 extensive chapters, this book simplifies GitHub Actions, walking you through its vast capabilities, from team and enterprise features to organization defaults, self-hosted runners, and monitoring tools. You’ll learn how to craft reusable workflows, design bespoke templates, publish actions, incorporate external services, and introduce enhanced security measures. Through hands-on examples, you’ll gain best-practice insights for team-based GitHub Actions workflows and discover strategies for maximizing organization accounts. Whether you’re a software engineer or a DevOps guru, by the end of this book, you'll be adept at amplifying productivity and leveraging automation's might to refine your development process.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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Part 1:Centralized Workflows to Assist with Governance
Part 2: Implementing Advanced Patterns within Actions
Part 3: Best Practices, Patterns, Tricks, and Tips Toolkit

Part 1:Centralized Workflows to Assist with Governance

In this part, we provide a comprehensive introduction to the GitHub platform, covering account and organization setup. Furthermore, you’ll discover the benefits of GitHub Actions’ reusability, including strategies for centralizing workflow designs for organization-wide applications. We will also delve into GitHub Apps, highlighting their role in centralizing access management and federating workflow usage to tailor the user experience. Finally, we will examine starter workflows and their potential to expedite your team’s onboarding process, ensuring a quicker start to your projects.

This part has the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, An Overview of GitHub and GitHub Actions
  • Chapter 2, Exploring Workflows
  • Chapter 3, Deep Dive into Reusable Workflows and Composite Actions
  • Chapter 4, Workflow Personalization Using GitHub Apps
  • Chapter 5, Using Starter Workflows in Your Team