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The latest practice in code development is strongly driven by the word agile. This means being flexible enough to keep the pass with fast changing requirements. An agile methodology looks toward being extremely reactive to user needs incorporating them asap. In this context the CI/CD has arised as the best practice to implement in teams of developers with GitHub Action representing an efficient tool for its implementation.

What is CI/CD?

CI/CD is the combination of two practices that allow to implent an agile approach to sodtware development.

Continuous Integration

CI stands for Continuous Integration and it is the practice of frequently integrating code changes into a shared repository. Specifically, each integration is verified by automated build and testing processes to detect integration errors as early as possible. Therefore, CI helps to ensure that all team members are working on the latest version of the codebase. This facilitates the identification and resolution of conflicts and errors.

Continuous Delivery

CD stands usually for Continuous Delivery and it is is the practice of automating the entire software release process. With continuous delivery, every change that passes through the CI process could be released into production with minimal manual intervention. In essence, CD allows to deploy software quickly, and reliably enabling teams to respond rapidly to customer feedback and market changes. Sometimes CD refers to Continuous Deployment. It is a practice that not only include everything state for continuous delivery but also the automatic deployment of new tested code.

GitHub Action

When it comes to the practical implementation of CI/CD there are a few tools to simplify the process. Although the most difficult barrier to overcome is embracing a change of mentality.

GitHub Actions is a GitHub feature that enables automation workflows directly within the GitHub repository. It allows developers to define custom workflows using YAML syntax to automate various tasks such as building, testing, and deploying code. GitHub Actions can be triggered by events such as code pushes, pull requests, issue creation, or scheduled intervals.


GitHub Actions provides a powerful platform for enabling CI/CD pipelines, allowing you to automate the build, test, and deployment processes of your software projects. By leveraging GitHub Actions, you can streamline your development workflow, improve productivity, and ensure the reliability and consistency of your codebase. Get started with CI/CD using GitHub Actions today and take your development process to the next level!


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