Recent Articles - CI/CD

Use GitHub Actions Timeouts to Protect Your Budget

Nov 5, 2023 · 4 min read

The default job timeout of 6 hours is unreasonably long.

Keep Lerna Monorepos Updated with Renovate

Nov 4, 2023 · 9 min read

Keeping dependencies up to date is important for every codebase, and there are a few strategies for Lerna monorepos.

Skippable GitHub Status Checks Aren't Really Required

Jul 25, 2023 · 5 min read

If your GitHub branch protection rule requires a status check, but that status check can be skipped, you aren't actually protected.

Linting Markdown files with markdownlint

Apr 5, 2023 · 2 min read

Markdown's syntax is easy to learn, and even though the syntax is forgiving, linting can help you avoid unexpected issues.

Reporting Lerna Monorepo Test Coverage to Codecov

Feb 20, 2023 · 3 min read

It's not straightforward, and you likely can't use preexisting CI tasks.

Publishing Docker Images with GitHub Actions

Feb 20, 2021 · 7 min read

Publishing Docker images is a common CI/CD task, and the tight integration GitHub Actions has with GitHub repositories makes it a great tool for the job.

Publishing Docker Images with CircleCI

Feb 15, 2021 · 8 min read

Publishing Docker images is a common CI/CD task, and the flexibility CircleCI offers makes it a great tool for the job.

Linting Dockerfiles with Hadolint

Aug 10, 2020 · 3 min read

Linters don't just enforce style guidelines, they also catch potential issues. hadolint (Haskell Dockerfile Linter) is the most popular linter for Dockerfiles, and it's incredibly easy to use.

Keep Docker Base Images Updated with Renovate

Jul 30, 2020 · 6 min read

Just like with libraries used in code, keeping your Docker base images up to date is a good security practice.

Keep npm Packages Updated with Renovate

Jul 19, 2020 · 5 min read

It's important to keep your npm packages updated for security reasons, and it's really easy to do automatically with Renovate.

Testing Docker Images with Container Structure Test

Jul 18, 2020 · 4 min read

Just because a Docker image builds successfully doesn't mean it will perform as expected. Google's container Structure Test tool helps you check images to make sure they're working as intended.

Scheduling Netlify Builds with GitHub Actions

Apr 24, 2020 · 3 min read

Netlify is a popular service to host JAMstack websites with, and updating those websites automatically on a schedule is easy with GitHub Actions.