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Get Started

Sign in with GitHub account

In order to use FasterCI, you need to sign in with your GitHub account. Go to the Home page and click the GET STARTED button. You will be redirected to GitHub to sign in.

  • Type in your GitHub username, password, and two-factor authorization if requested, then click Sign In.
  • Click Authorize FasterCI

Github login Github authorize You will be redirected back to the FasterCI app area. ūüéČCongratulationsūüéČ! You just signed in!

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Add your GitHub repository

FasterCI app area To add your GitHub repository to FasterCI, click CONFIGURE FASTER_CI APP INSTALLATION button on the app dashboard page. You will be redirected to GitHub to select your repository. Github select repository Click Only select repositories and select your repository from the list. Click Install. You will be redirected back to FasterCI. ūüéČCongratulationsūüéČ! You just added your first repository to FasterCI!

Run your first GitHub Actions workflow

We recommend you run the following build without changes to confirm that everything is working as expected. After that, you can modify an existing build and start using FasterCI for your team.

Create a repository and workflow

This build will execute a simple script that prints "Hello World!" to the build log. Create a new repository on GitHub and add a new file /.github/workflows/CI.yaml with the following content:

name: CI

on:
    pull_request:
        branches:
        - '*'
    push:
        branches:
        - master
        - main
    workflow_dispatch:

jobs:
    specs:
        name: specs
        runs-on: fasterci-medium
        steps:
        - uses: actions/checkout@v1
        - name: Check specs
          run: |
            echo "Hello World!"

Note the runs-on: fasterci-medium line. This is the runner that is provided by FasterCI.

Commit and push your changes to GitHub.

You will see the build progress on GitHub Actions page and FasterCI dashboard. ūüéČCongratulationsūüéČ! You just completed your first FasterCI build!

Enable FasterCI for an existing repository

To add FasterCI to an existing repository, simply edit the workflow YAML file and change runs-on: to runs-on: fasterci-[size]. Check FasterCI Ephemeral Runners for more information about available runner sizes and types.

Configure bazel workflows

Submit a FasterCI configuration file to your repository. The confuguration file should reside in /.fasterci/config.yaml. Use this as your starter template:

# yaml-language-server: $schema=https://fasterci.com/config.schema.json
workflows:
  - name: faster CI
    image: us.gcr.io/fasterci/bazelbuilder:d278ee1
    on:
      push:
        branches:
          - "*"
      pull_request:
        branches:
          - main
    steps:
      - name: build and test bazel
        bazel:
          build_targets:
            - //...
          test_targets:
            - //...
Use Configuration Reference for full information on configuration file format.

  • Push your change to the repository.
  • Create a pull request into your main branch. Watch the build progress on GitGub pull request page.

ūüéČCongratulationsūüéČ! You just completed your first FasterCI build!

Trigger workflow

FasterCI workflows are triggered by GitHub events. You can trigger workflows by pushing changes to your repository or by creating a pull request, depending on your configuration. FasterCI will deliver your build logs to your GitHub repository. You can view them on the GitHub pull request page. Also, you can view your build logs on the FasterCI app dashboard. Click the DASHBOARD button on the top menu to go to the app dashboard. Select your repository if it is not selected already and click on the build you want to inspect.