On this very site this deployment strategy is used with GitHub actions:

      - name: uat
run: |
npm start &
npx cypress run

As you can see, I just start the development server anad then run the cypress tests with npx.

You can also use the official Cypress GitHub Action, like this:

name: christianfei-devblog build
on: [push]
jobs:
build_deploy:
runs-on: ubuntu-18.04
steps:
- uses: actions/[email protected]
with:
ref: refs/heads/master
- name: install
run: |
npm install

- name: build
run: |
npm run build

- name: start server
run: |
npm start &

- name: uat
uses: cypress-io/github-[email protected]

Easy as that. If you want to take a closer look at the workflow, check this out

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