GitHub is a continuous integration and continuous delivery platform that allows you to automate, test, build open-source projects since it is publicly available to use and contribute. It can be considered as a platform to automate developer workflows.
To add new contributors, pull requests are created which needs a lot of organizational tasks to manage. Suppose you created a library in Java which has some contributors and users of that library. Now if a new release of a library has a bug, they can create an issue which you have to check and sort as a major or minor issue, is it reproducible? and later assigned to a contributor etc. Hence, one contributor fixes the issue and creates a pull request so as to merge it in the next release of the library and review the pull request to check if the bug is fixed or not. This example of workflow results in more organization effort and turns out to be a tedious task because you have to maintain a repository. So there comes a need for automation that can be well handled by using GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions to Automate these Workflows

A workflow is an automated process that runs one or more jobs. Workflows are defined in a repository and a repository can have multiple workflows, each of them designed to perform different tasks. GitHub Actions goes beyond DevOps and lets you run workflows when other events happen in your repository and along with this Automatic actions are executed in response. Since serverless applications are easy to spin up, the system of CI/CD for continuous delivery is key for long term operational ability. Although CI/CD systems are known for their complexity, GitHub Actions aims to reduce complexity by the notion of reducing test infrastructure and creating a developer centric CI/CD system. Thus, when an event such as commit, pull, push requests occurs on a repository, GitHub actions will automatically detect and resolve the workflow and start with processing the jobs defined there.

CI/CD with GitHub Actions

CI/CD are the most common workflow for your repository. If you are hosting your tool on GitHub you can use the same tool for CI/CD pipeline instead of third party integrations. Integrations with other technologies is important and since setting up CI/CD is easier, it adds as an advantage to developers. Given an environment with Node and docker available, with versions you specify, so as to simply connect to target and deploy.

Using a workflow template with Github Actions means no need to write workflow from scratch. Workflow from GitHub Actions get executed on Github servers managed by GitHub and each job in a workflow runs in a fresh environment.

Zangula embraces GitHub Actions to enhance deployment and testing

Zangula’s 80% of the application whether web or mobile based have embraced GitHub Actions to enhance deployment and testing. GitHub Actions lowers our burden of deployment purpose and verifying changes by taking up roles of project management. We push our application’s code such as Zipper, Moked Emun, Empact, Anydish, Kakal etc. on GitHub Action where the code gets uploaded on cloud which also ensures the safety of code. Hence we can take your application to greater heights by deploying the code on GitHub Actions and enhance deployment and testing to deliver an application of good quality and performance.

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