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GitHub Actions DevOps Pipelines as code using C# - Mattias Karlsson - NDC Oslo 2021


Build and release configuration as code has become the de facto way for most continuous build and release solutions on the market today. Most commonly this manifests itself through a custom task-based domain-specific language using YAML or JSON files.
But wouldn't it be nice if you instead of using a markup language, could use a proper programming language, with already well-defined and documented control structures, flow statements like for, white, do, etc.
This session will step by step go through how you using C# can orchestrate your GitHub Actions build and release pipelines. A pipeline that you can test and debug not only by tedious push and wait for CI to fail/succeed, but also locally using standard developer tools like VS Code with full fidelity inspecting variables, breakpoints, etc. reusing the language skill your team already has, reducing friction and unnecessary context switching. All this made possible using the open-source build orchestration tool Cake.
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