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Key Features

  • Find out easy methods to have interaction with Jenkins from inside Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA
  • Develop customized strategies that act upon Jenkins info in actual time
  • A step by step, useful consultant that will help you find out about extension issues in current plugins and the way to construct your individual plugin

Book Description

Jenkins CI is the best open resource non-stop integration server. it really is written in Java and has a wealth of plugins to help the development and checking out of just about any venture. Jenkins helps a number of software program Configuration administration instruments comparable to Git, Subversion, and Mercurial.

This publication explores and explains the various extension issues and customizations that Jenkins bargains its clients, and teaches you the way to boost your individual Jenkins extensions and plugins.

First, you'll the way to adapt Jenkins and leverage its skills to empower DevOps, non-stop Integration, non-stop Deployment, and Agile initiatives. subsequent, you'll find out the best way to decrease the price of sleek software program improvement, elevate the standard of deliveries, and thereby lessen the time to industry. we'll additionally educate you ways to create your individual customized plugins utilizing Extension points.

Finally, we are going to aid you mix every little thing you discovered over the process the publication into one real-world scenario.

What you'll learn

  • Retrieve and act upon Jenkins details in actual time
  • Find out the way to engage with Jenkins via quite a few IDEs
  • Develop your individual shape and enter validation and customization
  • Explore how Extension issues paintings, and boost your individual Jenkins plugin
  • See the way to use the Jenkins API and command-line interface
  • Get to grasp the best way to remotely replace your Jenkins configuration
  • Design and boost your personal info Radiator
  • Discover how Jenkins customization will help enhance caliber and decrease costs

About the Author

Donald Simpson is a knowledge expertise advisor dependent in Scotland, UK.

He makes a speciality of assisting companies enhance the standard and decrease the price of software program improvement during the adoption of technique automation and Agile methodologies.

Starting out as a Java developer, Donald's curiosity in software servers, networking, and automation led him to a occupation as a construct engineer. He continues to be hugely technical and hands-on and enjoys studying approximately new applied sciences and discovering how you can automate and increase handbook processes.

He could be reached at

Table of Contents

  1. Preparatory Steps
  2. Automating the Jenkins UI
  3. Jenkins and the IDE
  4. The API and the CLI
  5. Extension Points
  6. Developing your personal Jenkins Plugin
  7. Extending Jenkins Plugins
  8. Testing and Debugging Jenkins Plugins
  9. Putting issues Together

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Jenkins as an online server – the userContent listing you may as well get Jenkins to behave as an easy internet server and host the net web page we created for you—if you replica the dossier that's produced by means of the activity to the userContent listing that's inside your JENKINS_HOME position at the approach that runs your Jenkins example, you can find the dossier seem at this URL: http://myjenkins:8080/userContent this could glance as follows: Clicking at the inforad. html hyperlink provide you with the subsequent page—our extremely simple DIY details Radiator: this straightforward workout illustrates how one can question Jenkins through the API to retrieve and devour details in genuine time. The Jenkins CLI during this part, we are going to overview the Jenkins CLI—this is one other Jenkins extension aspect that may be tremendous valuable in definite situations—typically it really is used to run instructions opposed to a distant Jenkins server, appearing capabilities comparable to triggering builds or updating configurations. the way to set it up with a purpose to use the Jenkins CLI, you wish the "jenkins-cli. jar" dossier. this is speedy and simply fetched out of your personal Jenkins server. in case you append "/cli" to the net deal with of your Jenkins example, you want to see a web page just like this: This URL offers every thing you'll want to have to start with the Jenkins CLI. there's a hyperlink to the Jenkins Wiki subject for additional details, an immediate obtain hyperlink for the Jenkins-cli. jar dossier out of your server (http://{yourserverand:port}/jnlpJars/jenkins-cli. jar), and a listing of obtainable CLI instructions in addition to short descriptions. tips to use it upon getting stored the CLI jar in the community (you can obtain it through the browser or use a command-line software, comparable to wget or curl), you simply must have your Java atmosphere manage after which execute the road precise initially of the assistance web page, as follows: java -jar jenkins-cli. jar -s http://{yourserverand:port}/ support Assuming that you've the Jenkins-cli. jar within the present listing and also you up to date the handle to mirror your server, you might want to come again the fundamental support info, and also you are stable to move. Triggering distant jobs through the CLI the most typical and maybe the best job of the CLI is triggering a distant activity to run at a definite element in a method. this is tremendous beneficial while you're integrating Jenkins with different legacy structures and steadily introducing automation to a guide procedure. you could no longer be ready to automate every little thing at once, or have Jenkins keep an eye on every little thing unexpectedly, but when you could organize a Jenkins task to automate person elements of an latest guide workflow, you could then introduce Jenkins steadily and paintings in the direction of removal the guide steps from the chain piece via piece. for instance, say we've got a legacy batch task that runs a few type of facts processing. This processing could take a little time to run, and there's one other step that comes alongside and exams no matter if the processing is entire, and if that is so, then transfers the hot facts to a different situation or passes it to a different technique.

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