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Mattias Karlsson

Partner & Technical fellow at WCOM AB. Microsoft Azure MVP. Father of 2, husband of 1.

GitHub Actions DevOps Pipelines as code using C#
BANQUET HALL 3, Monday 15:10 - 16:00

Build and release configuration as code has become the de facto way for most continuous build and release solutions on the market today. Most commonly this manifests itself through a custom task-based domain-specific language using YAML or JSON files.

But wouldn't it be nice if you instead of using a markup language, could use a proper programming language, with already well-defined and documented control structures, flow statements like for, white, do, etc.

This session will step by step go through how you using C# can orchestrate your GitHub Actions build and release pipelines. A pipeline that you can test and debug not only by tedious push and wait for CI to fail/succeed, but also locally using standard developer tools like VS Code with full fidelity inspecting variables, breakpoints, etc. reusing the language skill your team already has, reducing friction and unnecessary context switching. All this made possible using the open-source build orchestration tool Cake.

Mattias Karlsson

Mattias has been working professionally as a developer for over 20 years.

His interest in coding started already in the 80s with the Commodore 128 and but his true passion came with the Amiga.

Today he's a partner and senior architect at WCOM, a Microsoft partner located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

He’s also a Microsoft Azure MVP and a Microsoft Developer Technologies MVP.

Outside work he is a father of two, husband of one, and contributes actively to the .NET open source community.

Most know there for being one of the lead maintainers behind the .NET foundation project Cake and on the .NET Foundation Board of Directors.