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This course helps you create a simple GitHub Action and use that action in a workflow.
What are GitHub Actions?
GitHub Actions are a flexible way to automate nearly every aspect of your team's software workflow. Here are just a few of the ways teams are using GitHub Actions:
The sky is truly the limit with GitHub Actions.
The best part, these workflows are stored as code in your repository and easily shared and reused across teams.
To learn even more, check out the GitHub Actions page.
Before you begin
In this course you will work with issues and pull requests, as well as edit files. If these things are familiar to you, we recommend you take the Introduction to GitHub course, first!
Actions and Workflows
There are two components to using GitHub Actions that we'll cover:
A workflow can contain many actions. Each action has its own purpose. We'll put the files relating to the action in their own directories.
Types of Actions
Docker container actions allow the environment to be packaged with the GitHub Actions code and can only execute in the GitHub-Hosted Linux environment.
Step 1: Add a