I’ve automated the package update and release of https://tanaka.world/. When a npm package is updated, it will be merged and production deployed automatically after all CI jobs finish.

Example: The workflow for release

Renovate (Package Update)


Set up Renovate via GitHub App - Renovate. You can select a repo.

Cypress (E2E)


Previously, I tested manually when I updated. I’ve replaced the way to test with Cypress. It tests all pages roughly. (Test Code)

It is available to use TypeScript in Cypress. I added tsconfig.cypress.json file apart from tsconfig.json for your application because the type definition for Jest was conflicted to Cypress’s one.

GitHub Actions (CI/CD)

There are two workflows. One is a workflow that I want to run before merging, and the other is for release.

before-merge.yml executes Lint, Unit Test, Build and E2E Test. release.yml executes them, and also Deploy. The difference between them are the branch kicks the actions and including Deploy or not. I wanted to do something like YAML-import, but GitHub Actions don’t provide. So it is redundant, I’ve written the same setting.

Workflow overview:

  1. Execute E2E test to an application which generated in a lint-test-build job.
  2. Target browsers chrome, firefox and edge at least. They are executed in parallel.
  3. Upload screenshots and videos when a test fails.
  4. (Only release.yml) Deploy an application bundle which has been already tested.
    needs: lint-test-build

        node-version: [ 14.15.3 ]
        browser: [ chrome, firefox, edge ]

      - uses: actions/checkout@v2
      - name: Use Node.js ${{ matrix.node-version }}
        uses: actions/setup-node@v2
          node-version: ${{ matrix.node-version }}
      - name: Download Artifact
        uses: actions/download-artifact@master
          name: dist
          path: dist
      - name: E2E by Cypress
        uses: cypress-io/github-action@v2
          browser: ${{ matrix.browser }}
          command: npm run e2e:ci
      - uses: actions/upload-artifact@v2
        if: failure()
          name: cypress-${{ matrix.browser }}
          path: |


Auto Merge Setting

Enable Allow auto-merge in the repository’s setting screen. It would merge P-Rs when all merge requirements pass.


If it is a commercial application, you might be better to have a manual judgement to deploy. Since tanaka.world is not a such application and fully tested by E2E testing, I’ve decided to release casually.