GitLab CI for ESP32 and Arduino


It’s been a while since my last post. But fear not – the blog is not dead! No sir. In fact, I’ve gotten myself into a new project which urges to be written about. The project is called “Jerry Annihilator” and it’s a robot that eventually will bring me a fame, a fortune, and a world domination. Here he is, my ticket to the bright future:


OK, he doesn’t look intimidating now, but first – it’s not the latest revision. And the second – the guy’s just a few months old, give him a break.

So anyway, despite the age, the project is backed by a quite a bit of code, which, though being maintained by GitLab server (basement edition), still has zero unit tests and equal amount of continuous integration. Of cause, I could justify it by me being an ex web-developer, so any CI/CD and unit testing activities in Arduino IDE / ESP32 C++ project environment would be disturbingly unnatural. However, being a consultant now, especially one who also specializes in CI/CD, makes that “ex web-developer” excuse invalid.

So today I try to make the things right and for starters fix the CI part – if code hits the server, it should be built. That should be a good start.

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