You use lots of tools to get web & app development done. Buddy creates more time in your day by helping you automate those tools.
What it does
This action runs Gulp, the toolkit for automating painful or time-consuming tasks in your development workflow, so you can stop messing around and build something.
How it works
This action launches a Docker container using the official Node.js image which is customized with preinstalled Gulp npm package. The container runs
gulp command. Once the commands stop running, the container is terminated.
It uses the pipeline's filesystem as its working directory to which generated files are saved.
Good to know
- The field supports multiple commands (one per line), piping commands together, or splitting a single command into multiple lines with
\(backslash) at the end of each line
- By default, commands are run in the filesystem mounted to the pipeline (working directory)
- The result of the action execution, like generated files (artifacts), is saved to the pipeline filesystem and can be processed or deployed by another action
- Everything saved to the default working directory remains in the pipeline filesystem and is available for other actions and between executions
- All files & directories created outside the default working directory of the launched container are lost when the execution ends. To keep the data between executions, list them in the Additional Cache section of the Cache tab
- If you need to preinstall packages before running your commands, you can put them in the Customize Environment section of the Environment tab. The commands listed there will be executed only once and cached between executions by default
- On each pipeline execution, a
git fetchrequest is executed and the pipeline's filesystem is populated with the Git repository content. If a pipeline was executed with the Clear cache before running flag,
git clonewill be used instead
- You can upload static and configuration files that you don't want to store in the repository to the filesystem. They will remain in the filesystem and will not be deleted even if the pipeline is run with the clear cache option
- If the Latest tag is used, Buddy will pull the newest version of the Docker image from the registry on each execution (provided it exists)
- The action is marked as failed when a command exits with a non-zero value
- All build commands set on the Run tab are run as the default user defined in the selected Docker image. If you want, you can define a different user in the Environment tab
Gulp Action Features
- You can attach services and databases with a single click in the Services tab
- Supported services: Cassandra, Elastic, MariaDB, Memcached, MongoDB, MySQL, Postgres, RabbitMQ, Redis, Selenium Chrome & Selenium Firefox
- It is also possible to use your own custom services using a Docker image built by a previous action
- All services are cacheable
- For database-like services (MySQL, MariaDB, Postgres, etc.) it is possible to set a default database and populate the databases using a seed file
- You can use your own Docker image from the Docker Hub Private and Docker Hub Public, Amazon ECR, Google GCR, or any other private or public Docker repository
- It is also possible to use custom images created with the Build Docker image action in previous steps of the pipeline
- Caching files & directories that are required by your commands on every run speeds up executions (Cache tab)
- Both shell (SH) and Bourne shell (BASH) are supported
- The action supports Environment variables which could be used in build commands (Run tab) and for Cache
- It is possible to specify conditions under which the action will be executed (always, on changes in the repository since the last run, on changes in specific paths in the repository, or when a Variable has a specific value)
- Can be triggered manually, recurrently or on every push to GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket & any other Git repository
- Advanced pipeline triggers: tag, pull request, and push to branch (wildcards supported
- Exit code handling: you can either stop the commands if any of them throws an error or run the following commands regardless of the result ot previous commands
- Error handling: you can either stop the execution, mark action and pipeline as failed or proceed the execution, mark action as warning and jump to the next action
Do more with Gulp
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