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Getting Started with GitHub Actions

by Aaron Stewart

Learn how to automate, customize, and execute your software development workflows right in your GitHub repository with GitHub Actions.

What you'll learn

In this course, Getting Started with GitHub Actions, you’ll learn how to automate and customize your software development workflow by using GitHub Actions. First, you’ll explore how a GitHub Action functions by learning its core concepts and key characteristics. Next, you’ll take a hands-on approach in a GitHub project repository by using a featured template workflow file with continuous integration (CI) and customize it with unit tests, build artifacts, and environment variables. Finally, you’ll learn how to use community GitHub Actions from the GitHub Marketplace to extend your customized software development workflow. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to use GitHub actions to extend, automate, and customize your workflow experience and lay the foundation for you to take the next step and create your own custom GitHub Actions.

About the author

Aaron is a program architect at GitHub with a focus area in third party content. As a Git and GitHub expert, he joined GitHub as a trainer to consult and train development teams from industry leading companies on Git, GitHub and to improve their collaboration and development workflows. With a training foundation, Aaron develops content and programs for professional services at GitHub for digital transformation and thought leadership. Prior to joining GitHub, Aaron was an integration engineer at ... more

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