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Creating a Release with GitHub Actions

Your team has set up an automated build process for your application code. You want to store this artifact so other teams can access it for downstream work. You will need to build out the workflow file to leverage GitHub Packages to store new versions of your code with each new build.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Sep 24, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Set up a GitHub Repository

    1. Fork the repo
    2. Check out the lab branch and confirm /github/workflows/deploy-pipeline.yaml contains lint and build jobs.

      Note: You can clone the repo locally or work in the GitHub browser.

      If you have trouble, the complete code for one possible solution is on the lab-package-solution.

  2. Challenge

    Create a Release

    1. Create a publish job.
    2. Add a step to create a release and commit the changes.
    3. Check the release in the GitHub console. It has the complete codebase, but not the build artifact with the dependencies.
  3. Challenge

    Add a Release Asset

    1. Set the publish job to run after the build job.
    2. Add a step to the publish job to upload the build artifact as a part of the release and commit the changes.

      Note: The new release will contain a zipped bundle with all the libraries.

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