GitHub is a version control distributed git platform used for code hosting and collaboration. Yet it can be used to automatically run the hosted code on Github’s servers via GitHub Actions. Actions are workflow automation scripts. We’ll learn how to develop on to make our code robust to errors, preserved, and reproducible.
The aim of this module is to:
- explore what it means to build a CI/CD workflow
- guide you through building a CI/CD workflow
This assumes that
- you have some basic background with your command line, for example:
- How to execute custom shell scripts
- How to run python scripts
- you have gone through all previous sessions in this workshop.
The skills we’ll focus on:
- Making scripts exit correctly
- Building a CI/CD workflow of unlimited potential
- Understanding how job runners work (and get access to your clones)
- Protecting secret information while allowing jobs to run
The HSF Training CurriculumThis training module is part of the Training Curriculum, a series of training modules that serves HEP newcomers the software skills needed as they enter the field, and in parallel, instill best practices for writing software.