Magnus Timner at GitHub Enterprise Summit Stockholm

From Code to Cloud with GitHub and Azure Pipelines

I couple of days ago, I got the opportunity to do a presentation at the GitHub Enterprise summit in Stockholm. I have used GitHub for a couple of years in Solidify’s open source projects  but never done a presentation about it. There are also a couple of really nice integrations between GitHub and Azure Devops that were released recently, so I thought that this was an opportunity to do a GitHub CI/CD pipeline demo. Since not everyone could be there, here’s a summary of how to go from code to cloud with GitHub and Azure Pipelines.

The demo

We started out with a simple web application on GitHub.


Then I connected my Azure DevOps demo project to GitHub, so I could connect pull request and commits to Azure Boards and use the GitCode in Azure Pipelines.

After that, I showed a a build pipeline with the GitHub project as source and configured it for Continuous Integration. This way, the build would trigger when someone commits code to the GitHub project. I had also set up a rule, making sure a build will be triggered at a pull request and added the SonarCloud build task to include static code analysis.

The build:

The triggers


After that I showed the release pipeline which is automatically triggered by the build through a Dev, a QA and to Production without any manual intervention. I also showed the possibility to add manual intervention steps between the environments.

Then I started up Visual Studio Code and opened a pull request that my colleague Mathias had created earlier. I showed the ability to review and comment the code and finally approve and merge the pull request.


Finally, the web application was published to Azure.

I hope this proved useful to you in some way. If you need any help with your GitHub and Azure DevOps integrations, feel free to comment below or send us an e-mail at [email protected].


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