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New Integration: GitHub x BugBug

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With BugBug and GitHub working in tandem, your team is well-equipped to handle the challenges of modern software development, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in continuous integration and delivery. This post dives into the 'why' and 'how' of integrating BugBug with GitHub and concludes with some parting thoughts on the subject.

Why Should You Integrate BugBug with GitHub?

Streamlined Testing Within CI/CD Pipelines:

The integration of BugBug with GitHub places automated testing squarely within your CI/CD pipeline. This provides real-time feedback within your repository, ensuring that only thoroughly tested code is deployed to production environments. It helps reduce the risk of regressions or bugs that could otherwise derail your release schedules.

Instant Feedback and Issue Identification:

BugBug Cloud Runner integrates seamlessly with GitHub, delivering instant feedback on test results. This immediacy allows developers to quickly identify and resolve issues before they become more significant problems.

Quality Assurance:

By ensuring that tests are run automatically with every change pushed to your repository, you maintain a high standard of quality assurance, with less manual oversight required.

How To Integrate GitHub with BugBug?

The integration process is straightforward, enabling your team to start leveraging BugBug's testing capabilities within your GitHub workflows with minimal setup.

  1. Integration Methods: You can choose between two integration methods: the recommended official GitHub Action or the BugBug Command Line Interface (CLI).

  2. Using GitHub Actions: GitHub Actions simplifies the process by allowing developers to create automated workflows directly within their repositories. To integrate with BugBug, developers can utilize BugBug Cloud Runner, designed for a smooth incorporation of testing into your CI/CD pipeline.

  3. Setup Process:

  • Go to the "Integrations" page and find GitHub on the integrations list.

  • Use the "Manage" button to handle your settings and then proceed by clicking the "Open GitHub Action" button.

  • Follow the instructions on the GitHub Marketplace to add BugBug Cloud Runner to your .yml files.

  1. API Tokens and Suite IDs: It is vital to secure your API token and find your suite ID for BugBug. These can be found by following the respective instructions provided on BugBug's integration guide.

  2. Workflow Configuration: After setting up your API token and suite ID, update your workflow .yml files to trigger BugBug's test runs on specific events, such as push or pull requests.

Do note that BugBug Cloud Runner is only available on paid plans. More information on pricing and setup can be found on BugBug's pricing page.

Final Thoughts

Integrating BugBug with GitHub is more than a mere convenience - it is a strategic move to ensure the robustness of your codebase. It aligns automated testing with your development processes, embedding quality checks into every stage of your software delivery cycle. In the battle for quality and speed, this integration ensures that you do not have to choose one over the other, you can confidently aim for both.

GitHub x BugBug Integration - Documentation

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