NEW GUIDE: GitHub Actions Status Tower Light #AdafruitLearningSystem #Adafruit @adafruit
Light up your current Actions run for at-a-glance status updates!
GitHub Actions is a Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) platform that, among many other things, allows you to automate testing and building incoming code. You create workflows that build and test every pull request. When a pull request is submitted, it automatically triggers an Actions run. Actions goes through all of the checks within the workflows. If there are errors, it will fail. If there are no errors, it will pass. Once passing, a maintainer will be able to merge your PR into their project.
As it is, to keep track of the Actions status of a PR, you would need to keep it open in a visible tab in your browser, and check on it periodically to find out where it’s at. Not anymore!
You can easily set up a GitHub Actions Status Tower Light to place on your desk. No soldering or wiring is required for this projectthanks to a handy USB-powered tower light we stock that works with any/all computers and operating systems. The code is written in Python. Simply plug in the tower light, run the code on your computer, and you’re ready to go!
The new GitHub Actions Status Tower Light guide provides everything needed to get going with your own Actions status light. It includes setting up the tower light (spoiler: plug it in), as well as the code requirements, configuration, usage and walk-through. As a bonus, there is a 3D printed stand available.
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