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  • GitHub Actions could be so much better
    21 projects | | 22 Sep 2023
    > with no persistent storage

    There's though?

  • Optimizing GitHub Actions Performance: Enhance Workflows with Caching
    5 projects | | 19 Jun 2023
    Use Cache Actions: GitHub Actions provides cache actions that simplify caching implementation. The @actions/cache JavaScript library is a popular choice for managing caching in workflows. It offers flexible options for storing and retrieving cache artifacts based on keys, scopes, and paths.
  • Speeding up GitHub Actions with npm cache
    3 projects | | 1 Jun 2023
    GitHub maintain a set of repos called actions. One of which is called cache.
  • How I Sliced Deployment Times to a Fraction and Achieved Lightning-Fast Deployments with GitHub Actions
    5 projects | | 17 May 2023
    By utilizing the actions/cache action action, we implemented a strategy to store and retrieve dependencies, preventing redundant installations.
  • Use GitHub Actions to Make Your GitHub Profile Dynamic
    3 projects | | 10 Apr 2023
    I do think it's good practice to enable caching, such that your script doesn't hit RubyGems / pip / npm / etc every time it runs.

    That way at least the automation activity stays entirely within the GitHub / Azure network.

    It looks like you can do that for Ruby by adding this:

        - uses: ruby/setup-ruby@v1
  • A guide to using act with GitHub Actions
    5 projects | | 23 Mar 2023
    ➜ getting-started-with-act git:(master) act -j build WARN ⚠ You are using Apple M1 chip and you have not specified container architecture, you might encounter issues while running act. If so, try running it with '--container-architecture linux/amd64'. ⚠ [Node.js CI/build] 🚀 Start image=node:16-buster-slim [Node.js CI/build] 🐳 docker pull image=node:16-buster-slim platform= username= forcePull=false [Node.js CI/build] 🐳 docker create image=node:16-buster-slim platform= entrypoint=["tail" "-f" "/dev/null"] cmd=[] [Node.js CI/build] 🐳 docker run image=node:16-buster-slim platform= entrypoint=["tail" "-f" "/dev/null"] cmd=[] [Node.js CI/build] ☁ git clone '' # ref=v3 [Node.js CI/build] ☁ git clone '' # ref=v3 [Node.js CI/build] ☁ git clone '' # ref=v3 [Node.js CI/build] ⭐ Run Main actions/checkout@v3 [Node.js CI/build] 🐳 docker cp src=/Users/andrewevans/Documents/projects/getting-started-with-act/. dst=/Users/andrewevans/Documents/projects/getting-started-with-act [Node.js CI/build] ✅ Success - Main actions/checkout@v3 [Node.js CI/build] ⭐ Run Main Use Node.js 16.x [Node.js CI/build] 🐳 docker cp src=/Users/andrewevans/.cache/act/actions-setup-node@v3/ dst=/var/run/act/actions/actions-setup-node@v3/ [Node.js CI/build] 🐳 docker exec cmd=[node /var/run/act/actions/actions-setup-node@v3/dist/setup/index.js] user= workdir= [Node.js CI/build] 💬 ::debug::isExplicit: [Node.js CI/build] 💬 ::debug::explicit? false
  • duplicated cache by cache action
    2 projects | /r/github | 21 Feb 2023
  • runner image with MS office installed - do-able? is there a better way?
    2 projects | /r/github | 30 Dec 2022
    You could try to find some point in the process where you can set up Actions caches with actions/cache, otherwise Container customization for Self-Hosted Runners is currently in Beta.
  • [Question] Decrease Docker image's build time
    2 projects | /r/devops | 27 Sep 2022
    I would configure Github Actions cache so Docker doesn't have to compile all layers from scratch every time
  • The strongest principle of the blog's growth lies in the human choice to deploy it
    14 projects | | 3 Sep 2022
    In the copied example, npm caching is done via actions/cache@v2 action. But we can simplify our workflow by dropping this step and using built-in functionality for caching
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