Create Repository from Template using GitHub API

 from flask import Flask, render_template
import os

app = Flask(__name__)

@app.route("/")
def root_route():
    return render_template('template.html', github_token=os.environ.get('GITHUB_TOKEN', ''))

if __name__ == "__main__":
    app.run(host="0.0.0.0", port=8080)

About this template

This app utilizes Flask for the backend and JavaScript with Octokit for the frontend. It allows users to browse GitHub repositories tagged with 'template-repository', displaying them with options to create new repositories from selected templates. The Flask backend serves the HTML template, passing along a GitHub token securely. The frontend fetches repositories from GitHub, displaying them dynamically and enabling users to create new repositories based on selected templates, all while maintaining a modern and responsive user interface. Made by BaranDev[https://github.com/BaranDev]

Introduction to the GitHub Repository Creation Template

Welcome to the GitHub Repository Creation Template on Lazy! This template is designed to streamline the process of creating a new GitHub repository from an existing template repository. It utilizes the GitHub API and the Octokit.js library to fetch template repositories and allows you to create a new repository with just a few clicks. This is perfect for builders who want to quickly start a new project without the hassle of setting up everything from scratch.

Getting Started

To begin using this template, simply click on "Start with this Template" on the Lazy platform. This will pre-populate the code in the Lazy Builder interface, so you won't need to copy, paste, or delete any code.

Initial Setup

Before you can use this template, you'll need to set up a GitHub token as an environment secret within the Lazy Builder. This token will allow the app to interact with the GitHub API on your behalf.

  • Go to your GitHub account settings.
  • Under Developer settings, click on Personal access tokens.
  • Generate a new token with the necessary scopes (e.g., 'repo' for full control of private repositories).
  • Copy the generated token.
  • In the Lazy Builder, navigate to the Environment Secrets tab.
  • Create a new secret with the key 'GITHUB_TOKEN' and paste your GitHub token as the value.

Test

Once you have set up your GitHub token, press the "Test" button on the Lazy platform. This will deploy the app and launch the Lazy CLI.

Entering Input

If the template requires user input, the Lazy App's CLI interface will prompt you to provide it after pressing the "Test" button. Follow the instructions in the CLI to enter the necessary information.

Using the App

After deployment, Lazy will provide you with a dedicated server link to use the app. If the app has a frontend interface, you can interact with it through this link. You will be able to view a list of template repositories and create a new repository from a template of your choice.

Integrating the App

If you need to integrate the newly created repository with other tools or services, you can do so by adding the repository's URL to those tools. For example, you might want to set up continuous integration or deployment services, or add the repository as a submodule in another project.

Remember, all the deployment and environment setup is handled by Lazy, so you can focus on building your software application without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.

If you encounter any issues or need further assistance, refer to the GitHub REST API documentation for more details on the GitHub API.

Happy building with Lazy!

Category
Technology
Last published
June 15, 2024

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