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Reusable workflows in Github Actions

Published : Mar 29, 2022
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Mar 2022
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We've seen increased interest in GitHub Actions since we first blipped it two Radars ago. With the release of reusable workflows, GitHub continues to evolve the product in a way that addresses some of its early shortcomings. Reusable workflows in Github Actions bring modularity to pipeline design, allowing parameterized reuse even across repositories (as long as the workflow repository is public). They support explicit passing of confidential values as secrets and can pass outputs to the calling job. With a few lines of YAML, GitHub Actions now gives you the type of flexibility you see with CircleCI Orbs or Azure Pipeline Templates, but without having to leave GitHub as a platform.

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