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Introducing pipeline step dependencies

Posted November 19, 2019 by Matthew

We've added support for defining step dependencies in your pipeline configuration, allowing you to minimize the wait times in your builds ⏭

To define a dependency between two steps, you can use the new properties key and depends_on:

  - command: ""
    key: "build"
  - command: ""
    key: "tests"
  - command: ""
    depends_on: "tests"
  - command: ""
      - "build"
      - "tests"

We've also made sure that you can easily transition an existing pipeline to use step dependencies: starting with a sequential pipeline that uses wait steps, you can gradually add depends_on as you need.

For more information about how dependencies work, and how to add them to your pipeline, see the new Managing Step Dependencies guide ✨