Seed supports both branch based workflow and pull request based workflow. With branch based workflow, Seed allows you to deploy individual Git branches to different stages.

Create a new branch.

$ git checkout -b new-branch

Push the branch to remote.

$ git push -u origin new-branch

Go to Seed console, navigate to your project, hit Settings, and Create a Stage.

Click Create a Stage Button

Select a branch (for example, new-branch) from the drop down, give it a Stage Name, and select Create Stage. A default stage name is pre-filled based on the branch name, you can select a different name.

Select Branch

The stage name is used internally while deploying the project via serverless deploy --stage STAGE_NAME. The stage name is also used to configure stage variables.

Once a stage is created, it is available across all the services in the app.

New stage added

You can now click on the stage to take a look at the services deployed in this stage.

New stage

You start the first build for the stage by either hitting Trigger Deploy or by pushing a commit to the branch that is linked to the stage.

Build stage in progress

If the build is successful and tests pass, all the services get deployed to this stage. At the same time, a verified build is packaged for production. You can read more about this in the Promoting to production chapter.

Once a stage has been added, Seed will automatically create a new build when you git push to the update the remote branch.