A Brief Introduction to GitHub Workflow

GitHub is commonly used for hosting and managing software development projects. Making collaboration using pull (read) the contents of the repository and push (write) changes to the repository and development easy with many of these features. One of the key features is Github Workflow. This feature will automate your software development process. This article will cover everything you need to know about the GitHub Workflow.

What is GitHub Workflow?

GitHub Workflow is a way to an automated process that will automate your software development process. It allows you to define actions that will be executed when certain events occur in your repository. The Workflows are defined by a YAML file that checked into your repository and will run when triggered by an event in your repository

With GitHub Workflow, you can automate testing, building, deploying, and more tasks.

This is powered by GitHub Actions, a powerful feature that allows the creation of custom workflows for your repository.

How to Create a GitHub Workflow?

To create a GitHub Workflow, you should have to create a YAML file defining the workflow.

Here is a simple example of GitHub Workflow that runs a test suite:

name: Test Suite
on: [push]
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    - name: Checkout code
      uses: actions/checkout@v2
    - name: Run tests
      run: |
        npm instal

In the above workflow name is “Test Suite”. The workflow is triggered when any push event occurs, consisting of a single job named “test”.

This job runs in an Ubuntu environment and has two steps.

  1. The first step is to check out the code from the repository using the “actions/checkout” action.
  2. Then installs the dependencies and runs the test suite.