Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen gives a introduction to GitHub Actions, including what GitHub Actions are, how they differ from web hooks, how you glue GitHub Actions together, what languages work best with GitHub Actions, and some use case ideas for GitHub Actions.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 182,
  title: 'GitHub Actions',
  topics: [ 
    'GitHub', 'automation', 'actions'
  guest: 'Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen'
  hosts: [
    'Craig Shoemaker', 'Dan Wahlin', 'Ward Bell'

Recording date: 04/14/2002

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen @LayZeeDK

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  • 01:21 Guest introduction
  • 01:58 What is GitHub Actions?
  • 04:14 How do Actions differ from Web Hooks?
  • 05:55 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 06:57 How do you glue together GitHub Actions?
  • 09:44 What languages work best for GitHub Actions?
  • 14:46 How did you get into working with GitHub Actions?
  • 21:58 Where are GitHub Actions happening?
  • 24:32 Sponsor: Ionic
  • 25:10 What are common use cases for GitHub Actions?
  • 27:17 What are the strangest GitHub Actions?
  • 35:37 What is GitOps?
  • 43:28 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.