CI/CD with GitHub Actions

Continuous Integration using GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions is a powerful and flexible automation platform provided by GitHub. It allows you to automate various tasks and workflows in your software development projects directly from your GitHub repository. Here's an overview of GitHub Actions and its key features:

Key Concepts in GitHub Actions:

Benefits of GitHub Actions:

Use Cases for GitHub Actions:

GitHub Actions offers a wide range of possibilities for automating and streamlining your software development workflows, making it a valuable tool for teams and individual developers alike.

Specifying CI tasks: Building the Docker image, running tests, etc.

To specify Continuous Integration (CI) tasks for building a Docker image and running tests on your FastAPI application using GitHub Actions, you need to define a workflow configuration file in your repository. This workflow file will describe the steps and jobs to be executed when specific events occur (e.g., code pushes). Below are the steps to set up this workflow:

Create a Workflow Configuration File:
In your repository, create a directory named .github/workflows if it doesn't already exist. Inside this directory, create a YAML file (e.g., ci.yml) to define your CI workflow. Here's an example of a workflow configuration for building a Docker image and running tests:

name: CI




      - main  # Replace with the branch you want to trigger the workflow on



    runs-on: ubuntu-latest


      - name: Checkout code

        uses: actions/checkout@v2

      - name: Build Docker image

        run: docker build -t my-fastapi-app .

      - name: Run tests

        run: |

          docker run my-fastapi-app pytest

With this configuration, every time you push code changes to the specified branch (e.g., main), GitHub Actions will automatically trigger the CI workflow. It will build a Docker image for your FastAPI application, run tests, and report the results. You can further customize the workflow to meet your specific requirements, such as publishing test reports or deploying the application in subsequent stages of your CI/CD pipeline.