By now, you’ve probably heard of GitHub Actions, the automation and CI/CD engine built right into GitHub. What’s cool is that you can make individual tasks into actions and share them with the world on GitHub Marketplace. Developers can then discover and use these actions in their workflows.
Read on to find out more about this growing open source ecosystem and how you can contribute as an individual developer or technology partner.
Just recently, GitHub Marketplace passed 10,000 published actions! This milestone represents a vast amount of choice for developers who leverage GitHub Actions for:
- Linting, testing, and validating code
- Building and deploying applications to remote cloud environments
- Connecting to third-party services
- Taking action on any event on GitHub
- …so much more!
@dacbd, who published the 10,000th action, dacbd/create-github-issue!
Of course, if you don’t want to build your own, you can also take advantage of the hundreds of actions developed and maintained by GitHub Technology Partners. Our partners have distilled their expertise in their products and related technologies into trusted, reusable building blocks for your CI/CD, security, and automation workflows. GitHub Actions is the number one CI/CD service running on GitHub, and thanks to the more than 65 million developers who use GitHub, we have a robust list of partners who love creating integrations for it.
- Draft a release.
- Accept the GitHub Marketplace terms.
- Check the box, “Publish this action to the GitHub Marketplace.”
For example, here’s an action I wrote that provides polls for issues: imjohnbo/gh-polls-bot-action. When I make a new semantically-tagged feature release, I can publish in GitHub Marketplace to immediately get a nifty landing page displaying my README, categories, star count, and more:
For an additional level of trust, you can filter actions by verification status. Actions with the ✔, or verified creator badge, indicate that GitHub has verified the creator of the action as a partner organization. These organizations may also include their company logo alongside their actions. Read more about Marketplace verification here.
If your organization is interested in becoming a verified creator of actions, or if you’re integrating with GitHub in other ways, apply to the Technology Partner Program, or reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other inquiries about GitHub Actions, we’ll see you in the GitHub Support community!
We’re excited to see what developers and our partners come up with in the next 10,000 actions!
For more information about integrating with GitHub Actions, check out the following resources: