In the previous blog post, we explored a Node.js script that helps identify missing translations in JSX files. Now, let's take the next step and automate this process using GitHub Actions. By doing so, you can ensure that every pull request is checked for missing translations, providing a seamless and efficient way to maintain your application's internationalization.
Setting Up GitHub Actions
Create the Workflow YAML File
In your project repository, create a new directory named
.github/workflowsif it doesn't exist. Inside this directory, create a file named
translation-check.ymlwith the following content:
name: Translation Check
branches: [ "main" ]
- name: Checkout Repository
- name: Setup Node.js
- name: Install Dependencies
run: npm install
- name: Run Translation Check
if [ -n "$result" ]; then
echo "Found missing translations. Failing the job."
Ensure you replace
path/to/your/script.js with the actual path to your Node.js script.
Commit and Push
Commit the changes to your repository and push them to GitHub:
git add .github/workflows/translation-check.yml git commit -m "Add GitHub Actions workflow for translation check" git push
Verify Workflow Execution
Once you push the changes, GitHub Actions will automatically run the workflow on every pull request. Navigate to the "Actions" tab in your GitHub repository to check the status and logs of the workflow runs.
By integrating GitHub Actions into your project, you've automated the process of checking for missing translations in every pull request. This ensures that your internationalization remains robust and up-to-date without manual intervention. Customize the workflow further based on your project's needs and expand its capabilities as your requirements evolve.
Automating tasks like translation checks not only saves time but also enhances the overall development workflow, contributing to a more efficient and error-free software development process. Explore other possibilities with GitHub Actions to streamline various aspects of your development lifecycle.