Github Actions is a flexible and powerful CI/CD automation platform provided by Github. It enables developers to automate software workflows, from testing and building to deploying and publishing packages.
Use it when :
- - You want a cloud-based platform with tight integration to Github repositories.
- - You want to easily configure and automate your software development workflows.
- - You want to leverage pre-built actions from the Github Marketplace or builder your own custom actions.
- - You want to use the platform for a wide range of applications, including web and mobile development, as well as DevOps and MLOps workflows.
- - You want to run workflows on virtual machines, containers, or serverless platforms, and across multiple operating systems.
- - You want a platform that can be easily integrated with other tools and services, including Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS.
- - You want a free, scalable and customizable platform with good documentation and a supportive community.
- - Github Actions may not be suitable for larger, more complex or resource-intensive workflows, where a more powerful tool like Jenkins or Gitlab CI/CD may be required.
- - As with any cloud-based platform, there may be concerns around data privacy and security.