Super fast npm install on Github Actions

The folks at Voorhoede share how they integrated the actions/cache@v2 build step into their GitHub Workflow so that it caches npm install results. Super fast npm install on Github Actions → Related: By Shallow + Single Branch Cloning you can speed up the git clone step of your build pipeline. The actions/checkout@v2 build step already …

Speed up build times with this little Git trick

When building applications on build pipelines like GitHub Actions, Google Cloud Build, CircleCI, etc. every second counts. Here’s this small trick I use to speed up build times: when cloning the repo from its Git source, I instruct Git to do a shallow clone of the single branch it is building. 💡 If you’re running …

How to set up PHP for use in a GitHub Action

To use PHP in a GitHub action there’s the magnificent setup-php action. It also allows for installing extensions and setting several php.ini directives. steps: – name: Checkout uses: actions/checkout@v1 – name: Setup PHP uses: shivammathur/setup-php@v1 with: php-version: '7.4' extensions: mbstring, intl #optional, setup extensions ini-values: post_max_size=256M, short_open_tag=On #optional, setup php.ini configuration coverage: xdebug #optional, setup …

Run Lighthouse in a CI Pipeline using lighthouse-ci

Lighthouse CI is a set of commands that make continuously running, asserting, saving, and retrieving Lighthouse results as easy as possible. npm install -g @lhci/cli@0.3.x lhci autorun –upload.target=temporary-public-storage || echo "LHCI failed!" Comes with default configurations for Travis, GitHub Actions, Circle CI, GitLab CI, and Jenkins. lighthouse-ci →

GitHub CI Workflow for PHP applications

Mattias Geniar has shared his GitHub Workflow to make GitHub do the CI work for PHP applications: on: push name: Run phpunit testsuite jobs: phpunit: runs-on: ubuntu-latest container: image: mattiasgeniar/php73 steps: – uses: actions/checkout@v1 with: fetch-depth: 1 – name: Install composer dependencies run: | composer install –prefer-dist –no-scripts -q -o; – name: Prepare Laravel Application …

Continuous Improvement as seen through the lens of Systems Thinking

Recording of a 1994 talk by Dr. Russel Ackoff on Continuous Improvement as seen through the lens of Systems Thinking. This talk really was way ahead of its time. It’s talking about Continuous Improvement long before I even heard this term in the business of web development; it’s expressed in a very clear and calm …

Detox: E2E Testing in React Native

High velocity native mobile development requires us to adopt continuous integration workflows, which means our reliance on manual QA has to drop significantly. Detox tests your mobile app while it’s running in a real device/simulator, interacting with it just like a real user. Here’s a sample test for a login screen: describe(‘Login flow’, () => …

Fastlane Screencast: Integrate fastlane into your Ionic Framework build process

fastlane are an awesome bunch of tools. Josh Holtz has recently started Fastlane Screencast, a website with videos/tutorials for explaining and implementing built-in fastlane tools, fastlane actions, third-party fastlane plugins, continuous integration, and anything else that fastlane can possibly do. The first video covers integrating fastlane into your Ionic Framework build process: A second tutorial …

PHPCI – Continuous Integration for PHP Projects

PHPCI is a free and open source continuous integration tool specifically designed for PHP. Built with simplicity in mind and featuring integrations with all of your favourite testing tools, we’ve created the very best platform for testing your PHP projects. Looks interesting. Host it yourself, or make use of one of the hosted plans. PHPCI …