GitHub Actions for programmers


  • Be able to setup GitHub Action as a Continuous Integration system.
  • Run GitHub Actions on Linux, macOS, and MS Windows.
  • Run GitHub Actions in Docker containers.


  • Software developers and programmers who need to work co-operatively on projects.

Course Format

  • Duration of the course is 8 academic hours. One full day or 2 half-days.
  • The course includes approximately 40% hands on lab work.


  • An understanding of the cloud-based source-code management.


About GitHub Actions

  • GitHub Actions vs GitHub workflows
  • What kind of things can be done using GitHub Actions

Creating the first workflow

  • The basic structure of the YAML configuration files
  • Select the platform
  • Run simple shell commands


  • push
  • pull_request
  • manually running jobs
  • selecting branches

The matrix of jobs

  • Defining variables in the matrix
  • Excluding sets
  • Including sets
  • fail-fast

Using services in the workflows

  • Using MongoDB
  • Using PostgreSQL
  • Using MySQL/MariaDB
  • Using Redis

Variables and Secrets

  • Display the existing environment variables
  • Create environment variables for jobs
  • Stores secrets
  • Use the secret in the workflows

Let's talk

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