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Docker Github Actions

In General
September 22, 2020

In our first post in our series on CI/CD we went over some of the high level best practices for using Docker. Today we are going to go a bit deeper and look at Github actions. 

We have just released a V2 of our GitHub Action to make using the Cache easier as well! We also want to call out a huge THANK YOU to @crazy-max (Kevin :D) for the of work he put into the V2 of the action, we could not have done this without him! 

Right now let’s have a look at what we can do! 

To start we will need to get a project setup, I am going to use one of my existing simple Docker projects to test this out:

The first thing I need to do is to ensure that I will be able to access Docker Hub from any workflow I create, to do this I will need to add my DockerID and a Personal Access Token (PAT) as secrets into GitHub. I can get a PAT by going to https://hub.docker.com/settings/security and clicking ‘new access token’, in this instance I will call my token ‘whaleCI’

I can then…

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