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What are Github Actions?

Although you may be an AWS beginner, if you keep at it at some stage you are going to come across a 'CI/CD' pipeline and within that pipeline you are going to eventually be introduced to Github actions.

So what are Github actions?

GitHub Actions is a tool that allows developers to automate tasks and workflows within their GitHub repository. With GitHub Actions, you can define a series of steps (called "actions") that are automatically triggered by certain events, such as a code commit, pull request, or the completion of a continuous integration (CI) build.

Here's how GitHub Actions work:

You define a workflow in your GitHub repository by creating a configuration file in the ".github/workflows" directory. This file specifies the events that trigger the workflow and the actions that should be taken in response to those events.

When one of the specified events occurs in your repository, GitHub executes the workflow and runs the actions defined in the configuration file.

Each action is typically a small script or program that performs a specific task, such as building and testing code, deploying applications, or sending notifications.

As the actions are executed, GitHub displays the progress and results of the workflow in the repository's "Actions" tab.

Overall, GitHub Actions is a powerful tool for automating tasks and workflows within your GitHub repository. It allows you to define a series of actions that are automatically triggered by specific events, making it easier to build, test, and deploy your code.

Hope that helps!

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