Travis CI Tutorial

This is a very short guide to using Travis CI with your GitHub hosted code repository. If you’re new to continuous integration or would like some more information on what Travis CI does, start with Core Concepts for Beginners instead.

Prerequisites #

To start using Travis CI, make sure you have:

To get started with Travis CI #

  1. Go to and Sign up with GitHub.

  2. Accept the Authorization of Travis CI. You’ll be redirected to GitHub.

  3. Click on your profile picture in the top right of your Travis Dashboard, click the green Activate button, and select the repositories you want to use with Travis CI.

  4. Add a .travis.yml file to your repository to tell Travis CI what to do.

    The following example specifies a Ruby project that should be built with Ruby 2.2 and the latest versions of JRuby.

    language: ruby
     - 2.2
     - jruby

    The defaults for Ruby projects are bundle install to install dependencies, and rake to build the project.

  5. Add the .travis.yml file to git, commit and push to trigger a Travis CI build:

    Travis only runs builds on the commits you push after you’ve added a .travis.yml file.

  6. Check the build status page to see if your build passes or fails according to the return status of the build command by visiting Travis CI and selecting your repository.

Selecting a different programming language #

Use one of these common languages:

language: ruby
language: java
language: node_js
language: python
language: php

If you have tests that need to run on macOS or your project uses Swift or Objective-C, use our macOS environment:

os: osx

You do not necessarily need to use macOS if you develop on a Mac. macOS is required only if you need Swift, Objective-C, or other macOS-specific software.

Travis CI supports many programming languages.

More than running tests #

Travis CI isn’t just for running tests, there are many others things you can do with your code:

Further Reading #

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