- GitHub Actions
When you develop an application a good practice is to add some unit tests and keep an eye on the quality of the code. In this tutorial we will discover how to run tests, analyze the code of a Flutter application and display the result in Codecov using GitHub Actions!
Assuming you already have a Flutter project inside a GitHub repository with a few tests already coded. Let’s create our first
Inside your project, you need to create a
workflows folder inside the
.github folder and then create a new file called:
tests.yml for example. This file will first contain our first
name: Flutter_Tests on: push: branches: [main] pull_request: branches: [main] jobs: tests: runs-on: ubuntu-latest steps: - name: Checkout the code uses: actions/checkout@v2
job is triggered when you push new changes on the
main branch or when a
Pull Request is launched. The first
step that we will use is to checkout the code of our branch.
First thing we need to do is to setup Flutter in our
workflow, we can easily do it using an action from the community:
- name: Install and set Flutter version uses: email@example.com with: flutter-version: '2.0.1'
Next step is to restore the pub packages of our project:
- name: Restore packages run: flutter pub get
Now it’s time to analyze the code of our application and then run the unit tests:
- name: Analyze run: flutter analyze - name: Run tests run: flutter test --coverage
--coverage option that allows us to generate a
coverage folder with a
lcov.info file. It will be used by Codecov to generate an overview of your code coverage.
Finally, we upload the results of our tests to Codecov!
Inside your CodeCov account, select the GitHub repository you desire to analyze, and make sure you followed the initialization steps in the
Settings tab of your Codecov project:
Then, it is simple, if you have a public GitHub repository it is free of charge and you just need to add this
- name: Upload coverage to codecov run: curl -s https://codecov.io/bash shell: bash
Kindly note that if you have a private repository you will need to use a
- name: Upload coverage to codecov run: curl -s https://codecov.io/bash -t $ shell: bash
Make sure you add this token to the
secrets of your GitHub repository. If you haven’t used
secrets before, check out this previous article.
When the uploading process is done, you will have an overview of your tests like this:
To know the exact percentage of code covered by your unit tests, you may need to ignore some files. For instance generated files, translations or samples. To do it just add a
codecov.yml file at the root of your Git repository and add the paths you want to ignore like this:
ignore: - '**/example/' - '**/*.g.dart'
More informations are available in the official documentation.
Now you are a great visualisation of your code coverage for your application and you can easily know which part of your code needs more tests!