To be sure, that the new code that we write does not break the behaviour of our assistant, we have written a few tests for happy and unhappy paths. But we still have to run those tests manually every time we make any changes.
To automate this process, we will create a GitHub Action, that will train our assistant and run the tests every time we push any changes to GitHub.
Create a new file in folder
# .github/workflows/continuous-integration.yml name: Train and test Rasa on: push: branches: [ master ] pull_request: branches: [ master ] jobs: training-testing: name: Training and Testing runs-on: ubuntu-latest steps: - uses: actions/checkout@v2 - name: Rasa Train and Test GitHub Action uses: RasaHQ/rasa-train-test-gha@main with: data_validate: true # Validates domain and data files to check for possible mistakes rasa_train: true # Run rasa train rasa_test: true # Run rasa test test_args: --fail-on-prediction-errors # Fail pipeline when test fails test_type: all # Run both 'core' and 'nlu' tests - name: Upload model if: github.ref == 'refs/heads/master' uses: actions/upload-artifact@master with: name: model path: models - name: Store test results uses: actions/upload-artifact@v2 with: name: test-results path: | results reports
The file reads as follows:
- This action is run when anyone pushes to
masterof creates a pull request to
- It contains one job, named Training and Testing that is made of several steps.
- First, the repository is checked-out.
- Second, a premade Rasa Train and Test GitHub Action is run with a configuration. The configuration options are described in the comments. You can learn about more configuration options in their README.
- During this step:
- domain and data files are validated to check for possible mistakes. You can learn more about data validation in the documentation.
- a model is trained
- a model is tested
- At the end we store the trained model as an artifact.
- We also store test results and reports. The reports contain various metrics of our model, both in
I have also simplified
requirements.txt to install only
rasa package. Its dependencies are resolved automatically.
You can learn more about GitHub Actions here.
You can learn more about continuous integration for Rasa in the documentation.
In the next chapter, we will look at checkpoints.
Repository for this tutorial:
You can checkout the state of the repository at the end of this tutorial by running:
git clone --branch 12-continuous-integration firstname.lastname@example.org:petr7555/rasa-dev-tutorial.git