YourBase Docs

Getting Started

To use yb, you need a .yourbase.yml file at the top of your project directory. You can run yb init to generate one:

cd path/to/my/project
yb init

The YourBase configuration was designed from the ground up to be a fast, composable and easy to use method to declare build targets. Targets defined in the configuration are built in an isolated and uniform container, so local builds are similar to remote builds.

The YourBase YAML replaces both legacy CI configs and container build configuration formats like Dockerfile. It uses containers underneath and you can still run things on the side like MySQL, Postgres, Redis or any service from a container image.

For more information, see the complete YAML configuration syntax reference.

Run your first local build

If you created a default target, you can build it with:

yb build

If you’ve changed your target’s name or added a new one, for example foo, run:

yb build foo

Run your first remote build

To use remote builds, first you have to sign-in to Run this to get a sign-in URL:

yb login

Then try to run a remote build. To build the default target, just do:

yb remotebuild

or if you have a different target in your config:

yb remotebuild <target>

You can watch the build/test stream both locally and in the build dashboard at

Triggering Builds from GitHub pushes

You can also build code after every push to a GitHub repository. Install the GitHub application, then push a change to your repository. After you do, you should see a new build in the YourBase dashboard.

By default, the YourBase Accelerated CI runs all build targets whenever there is a GitHub push event. You can change it to only build after certain events or targets by specifying conditions for build service builds:

    - name: tests
      build_target: default
      when: branch is 'master' OR action is 'pull_request'

Inspecting the Build Environment

If you want to run tools inside your local build environment, you can use yb run. This will use the exact same version of the tools as what you specified in your .yourbase.yml file.

yb run python

You can even pull up a shell and run commands interactively:

yb run bash

yb run will use the target named default if you do not specify a target. If you want to use a different target:

yb run --target=foo bash