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Gabor Szabo
Gabor Szabo

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Day 12: CI for sdk-py Python packages

sdk-py is a Decentralized Instant Messaging (SDK in Python). It has a tests directory with a file in it that has some Unit-test-based tests.

After playing with a bit locally I found out - something I was missing in a previous package - that I can use the -e flag for pip install to install the dependencies.

I also found out that in order to make the tests work in this project I have to install the dependencies from both the root directory and from the plugins directory. Once this was cleared setting up the CI was easy.

Here is the pull-request

GitHub Actions configuration

name: CI

    - cron: '42 5 * * *'

      fail-fast: false
        runner: [ubuntu-latest, macos-latest, windows-latest]
        python-version: ["3.9", "3.10", "3.11"]

    runs-on: ${{matrix.runner}}
    name: OS ${{matrix.runner}} Python ${{matrix.python-version}}

    - name: Checkout
      uses: actions/checkout@v3

    - name: Set up Python ${{ matrix.python-version }}
      uses: actions/setup-python@v4
        python-version: ${{ matrix.python-version }}

    - name: Install dependencies
      run: |
        pip install -e .
        cd plugins
        pip install -e .
        cd ..

    - name: Check Python version
      run: python -V

    - name: Test
      run: python tests/
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I think I am a bit tired of this daily CI work. For example this is for day 12, but I already prepared it on Day 11 and
I am not sure I have the self-discipline to hold it back and only publish it tomorrow. Especially as I already sent the PR.
(Well, I had, so I am publishing this article really on December 12.)

Moreover, now that I sent a PR I would like to go on and try to send a few more. Then maybe for a few days I would not do any.

In addition I think I am letting my readers and certainly myself down by repeatedly doing similar work. At the beginning there were a few interesting ones with databases, but that required way too much work to sustain on a daily base. In addition, I found them by chance.

If I'd like to have more of these I should look for them. It probably would not be too difficult to find a Python project that uses some X database, but then it also needs to be one that does not have a CI.

Anyway, it is a good experiment.

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