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Thuwarakesh Murallie
Thuwarakesh Murallie

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Build a CI Pipeline With GitHub Actions to Automate Tests.

Test-driven development (TDD) and test automation are great ways to reduce bugs arising from subsequent changes.

It's widespread to run tests inside the continuous integration (CI) pipeline. It takes away a ton of precious developer time from the repetitive testing tasks.

A fantastic option we have to build CI pipelines is GitHub Actions. Using GitHub as the code repository, you can set triggers and run tasks in a workflow. These tasks automatically start whenever you push changes to the repository.

Despite solving a complex problem, GitHub Actions are surprisingly straightforward to configure. In this short article, I've discussed,
- how you can set up a CI pipeline to run tests;
- how to customize even triggers;
- how to schedule tests in cycles, and;
- how to use environment variables in tests;

Try it out, and let me know what your thoughts are. How can we make it better? What alternatives do we have? What are your practices in testing software before release?

How to Run Python Tests on Every Commit Using GitHub Actions?

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