How to integrate your documentation deployment to your CI.
Integrate with your CI
Here, we are presenting the process recommended to our customers, but feel free to adapt it to your own workflow/requirements.
We recommend two steps in your automation flow: a validation one during development, followed by a deployment one on production merges.
1. API diff & validation of the documentation file
API diff for each proposed change request
With our Github Action, you can receive automatic API diff comments directly on your pull requests. This is done thanks to the
bump diff command under the hood which will run each time a pull request is created or updated. It will make sure to fail the build if the documentation file is not valid.
If you don't use Github, for each branch of your code base you can check that your documentation file is still valid and will not fail during deployment. By using the
bump deploy --dry-run command each time a branch is pushed you will make sure to fail the build if the documentation file is not valid. You can also use the
bump diff command to validate your documentation file and to output the API diff in your CI logs.
2. Deploy your doc
Once your branch has been merged into your main branch (generally the
main one) you will want to deploy your new documentation file and make it live. You will use the
bump deploy command.
Add our CLI tool to your project
The simplest way to use our CLI tool is to add a
package.json file to your project. You can find an example here: https://github.com/bump-sh/bump-ci-example/blob/master/package.json.
If you prefer not using a
package.json, be sure to install the CLI globally with
npm install -g bump-cli before calling the
Here are examples for integrating Bump with the most commonly used CI products:
- CircleCI : https://github.com/bump-sh/bump-ci-example/blob/master/.circleci/config.yml
- Gitlab CI: https://github.com/bump-sh/bump-ci-example/blob/master/.gitlab-ci.yml
- Travis CI: https://github.com/bump-sh/bump-ci-example/blob/master/.travis.yml
- GitHub Action: https://github.com/bump-sh/github-action
The GitHub action example uses a dedicated action we crafted especially for you. You may find more information on our GitHub market place page.
Note that if you don't want to keep the private token and id in your code base, you should use environment variables. Our CLI automatically recognizes these 3 variables:
BUMP_ID: your documentation public slug or id
BUMP_TOKEN: your documentation private token
BUMP_HUB_ID: if using hubs, your hub public slug or id