blog-code-samples VS starter-workflows

Compare blog-code-samples vs starter-workflows and see what are their differences.


Sample projects and code from my blog posts (by kashifsoofi)


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The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of blog-code-samples. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-19.
  • Integration Test MySQL with testcontainers-dotnet
    4 projects | | 19 Aug 2023
    Source for Integration Test MySQL (testcontainers-dotnet) workflow is in integration-test-mysql-testcontainers-dotnet.yml.
  • REST API with Go, Chi, MySQL and sqlx
    6 projects | | 23 Jun 2023
    I will start by copying the content of, placing it in a new folder movies-api-with-go-chi-and-mysql and updating module name in go.mod to match the new folder and updating in source files where its used. This will usually be the root of your git repo and will not be as elaborate as this.
  • REST API with ASP.NET Core 7 and SQL Server
    3 projects | | 31 May 2023
    Source code for the demo application is hosted on GitHub in blog-code-samples repository.


Posts with mentions or reviews of starter-workflows. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-04-15.
  • Most Useful CI/CD Tools for DevOps
    2 projects | | 15 Apr 2024
    GitHub Actions is a feature-rich CI/CD platform embedded within GitHub, enabling developers to automate, customize, and execute software development workflows directly in their repositories. An Action inside GitHub Actions is a discrete unit of automation that performs a specific task within a workflow. All the Actions are reusable, and there are many to choose from. You can even create your own reusable ones.
  • Awesome GitHub Action Workflows
    2 projects | | 10 Mar 2024
  • Laravel code-quality tools
    16 projects | | 8 Feb 2024
    The real power of using PHP code-quality tools is when it’s added to your continuous integration process, which means it automatically checks the code every time someone makes a push or pull request to your project repo. In this section, we'll be looking at how to do just that. GitHub actions is available for free so we'll use it for demo purposes. Note that there are some limits to private repos, so set your test repo to public if you can.
  • Elevate Your GitHub README Game
    7 projects | | 7 Feb 2024
    You can even automate the running of this script — hence the directory name automation — to happen every time the data changes, using GitHub Actions.
  • GitHub Actions for Perl Development
    3 projects | | 20 Jan 2024
    You might remember that I’ve been taking an interest in GitHub Actions for the last year or so (I even wrote a book on the subject). And at the Perl Conference in Toronto last summer I gave a talk called “GitHub Actions for Perl Development” (here are the slides and the video).
  • How to Get Preview Environments for Every Pull Request
    5 projects | | 13 Dec 2023
    Preevy is designed to be easily run in CI/CD workflows, such as GH Actions, Circle CI and others.
  • CI using GitHub Actions
    3 projects | | 9 Dec 2023
    I set out to add further development and contribution tools to my ez-txt2html converter. Specifically, I wanted to introduce an initial Continuous Integration workflow. For this, I used the “Python Application” workflow template in Github Actions to create a CI testing workflow that builds a Py v3.12 environments, builds the project dependencies, runs Flake8 linting and Black formatting and then subsequently runs PyTest using the test suites I’ve written previously.
  • 14 DevOps and SRE Tools for 2024: Your Ultimate Guide to Stay Ahead
    10 projects | | 4 Dec 2023
    GitHub Actions
  • GitHub Actions Workflow
    4 projects | | 17 Nov 2023
    To start, I turned to the starter-workflows repository, a valuable resource housing diverse YAML files for various project types. My project being in .NET, I checked out the dotnet.yml file to get insights into the setup process. Understanding the YAML syntax and keywords like on, push, jobs, and steps is crucial for crafting an effective workflow. In my case, I wanted to the workflow to trigger "on" any "pushes" on the main branch. The job describes the specific task which can be given a name, and steps outline the necessary steps to run the job.
  • How I Added Continuous Integration (CI) to a C++ Project
    4 projects | | 17 Nov 2023
    CI requires dedicated machines to checkout our code, built it and run tests. We can either setup our own machines, or we can provision a CI cloud provider to do this for us. GitHub actually provides its own CI service, GitHub Actions, that lets you automate workflows to GitHub repo events, like making a pull request or merging to a main branch.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing blog-code-samples and starter-workflows you can also consider the following projects:

argocd-image-updater - Automatic container image update for Argo CD

NewPipe - A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android.

CppCon2020 - Slides and other materials from CppCon 2020

nnn - n³ The unorthodox terminal file manager

react-native-dotenv - Load react native environment variables using import statements for multiple env files.

Real_Time_Image_Animation - The Project is real time application in opencv using first order model

pages-gem - A simple Ruby Gem to bootstrap dependencies for setting up and maintaining a local Jekyll environment in sync with GitHub Pages

vercel - Develop. Preview. Ship.


ripgrep - ripgrep recursively searches directories for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore

datasets - 🤗 The largest hub of ready-to-use datasets for ML models with fast, easy-to-use and efficient data manipulation tools

Bringing-Old-Photos-Back-to-Life - Bringing Old Photo Back to Life (CVPR 2020 oral)