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Intermediate Level

At least 2 years of computer programming experience.

Approx. 17 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Explain how to use, reuse, and improve continuous integration.

  • Use Travis CI to perform automation for continuous integration.

  • Explore Webhooks with both GitHub and Travis CI.

  • Build better software with improved agility using a continuous integration system.

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Intermediate Level

At least 2 years of computer programming experience.

Approx. 17 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

5 hours to complete

Continuous Integration (CI) Tenets and Basic Features

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 90 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
Continuous Integration Tenets Introduction1m
It Worked for Me in Dev9m
Using a Continuous Integration System for Automation7m
Coding with Confidence: Repeatability, Reliability, and Reusability8m
Using Travis CI to Achieve Repeatability, Reliability, and Reusability7m
Basic Continuous Integration Tenets9m
Set Up a GitHub Account3m
Set Up GitHub Desktop5m
Set Up Travis CI Account1m
Install Docker5m
Set Up Atom Hackable Text Editor4m
Prerequisites Checkpoint for This Course4m
First Repository with Travis CI Workflow; Execute Build on Probot App14m
13 readings
A Note From UC Davis10m
Explore GitHub Desktop10m
Explore Travis CI10m
Explore the Docker Hub10m
Explore the Atom Text Editor10m
Explore Probot GitHub App Documentation10m
Explore Probot GitHub Hello World App10m
Explore Hello World GitHub Guide10m
Find Our User Account and Project for Probot Hello10m
Understanding the GitHub Flow10m
Building a JavaScript and Node.js project10m
Activities Checklist10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Managing the CI Environment and Performing with Travis CI

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 109 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
All Builds Start with Requirements12m
Go With the Flow9m
Probot App9m
Dockerization on Travis17m
Go With the Flow Introduction3m
Travis CI by Example Working with Phases, Example 17m
Travis CI by Example Working with Matrix, Example 24m
Travis CI by Example Understanding Phase Tags, Example 312m
Travis CI by Example Working with Stages, Example 4 (Part 1)12m
Travis CI by Example Working with Stages, Example 4 (Part 2)14m
Go With the Flow Final Review5m
2 readings
Explore Real-World Examples10m
Activities Checklist10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Connecting Continuous Integration to GitHub and CI Status for Shipping Changes

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 122 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
13 videos
Work Smarter, Not Harder with Webhooks10m
Webhooks, Part 1: Install a New Application on Travis CI7m
Webhooks, Part 2: What Happened in the Build; Create New GitHub App8m
Webhooks, Part 3: Finish Set Up of Web Application on Glitch11m
Webhooks, Part 4: Troubleshooting, Webhooks Summary10m
Shh...Don't Share This Secret10m
Secrets, Part 1: How to Store Secrets in a Travis CI Project13m
Secrets, Part 2: Connect to Heroku, Debug, Set Private Key with Heroku CLI10m
Secrets, Part 3: Generate Encrypted Authorizations and Credentials9m
Secrets, Part 4: Deploy with Your Heroku Branch13m
Putting Our Schedules to Work8m
Schedules and Setting Up Example Schedules in Travis CI4m
1 reading
Activities Checklist10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Creating a Reliable Continuous Integration System and Log Analytics

6 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 137 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
15 videos
"Just Ten More Minutes"10m
Measuring and Monitoring Metrics in Our CI Environment9m
Not All Failures are the Same9m
Learning and Introduction to Metrics Capturing Tools for CI, Part 1 of 108m
Getting Our Heroku Environment Ready for Prometheus, Part 2 of 1010m
Deploying Prometheus as a Heroku App, Part 3 of 109m
Setting Up Grafana to Visualize Our Metrics, Part 4 of 108m
Step 1: Setting Up Requirements for the Prometheus Scraper, Part 5 of 1010m
Step 2: Setting Up GitHub App Checks API Events, Part 6 of 1010m
Step 3: Mapping Check Run Data into Prometheus Observation Object, Part 7 of 1012m
Step 4: Finalize and Deploy our Prometheus Scraper Development, Part 8 of 1012m
Visualizing Our Build Metrics with Some Test Data, Part 9 of 109m
Wrap up and Seeing the Metrics Results, Part 10 of 1011m
Course Summary2m
3 readings
Documentation on Check Run10m
Welcome to Peer Review Assignments!10m
Are You Ready?10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m



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