Step 1: Create a Project on GitLab
Log in to your GitLab account.
On the GitLab main interface, you'll find a
New Project button or a "+" icon in the top-right corner. Click on it to create a new project.
Step 2: Create the
After creating the project, access the project's page.
In the left-hand menu, choose "
Repository to open the source code management tab.
Click on the
New file button to create a new file and name it
Step 3: Configure
.gitlab-ci.yml for a Basic CI/CD Workflow
Here's an example of a
.gitlab-ci.yml file with specific steps for a CI/CD workflow:
stages: - build - test - deploy build_job: stage: build script: - echo "Building the application..." # Add steps to build the application, e.g., compile, build artifacts, etc. test_job: stage: test script: - echo "Running tests..." # Add steps to run automated tests, e.g., unit tests, integration tests, etc. deploy_job: stage: deploy script: - echo "Deploying the application..." # Add steps to deploy the application, e.g., deploy to staging/production servers. # Configuration to deploy only on changes to the master branch only_master: only: - master
Step 4: Trigger CI/CD on GitLab
When you push code to the repository on GitLab (e.g., add, modify, or delete code files), GitLab will automatically initiate the CI/CD process based on the
Each stage (
deploy) will run sequentially, performing the defined jobs.
Step 5: View CI/CD Results
In the project's GitLab page, select the "CI/CD" tab to view all the executed CI/CD jobs.
You can see the run history, timings, outcomes, and in case of errors, error notifications will be displayed here.
Note: This is a simple example. In reality, CI/CD workflows can be more complex and involve multiple steps like security checks, performance testing, integration testing, and more. You'll need to delve deeper into configuring and customizing GitLab CI/CD for your project's needs.