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Hudson 3 Essentials

By : Lloyd H. Meinholz
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Hudson 3 Essentials

By: Lloyd H. Meinholz

Overview of this book

Continuous integration (CI) with automated test execution has been widely adopted in recent years. The concept behind CI has changed how companies look at Build Management, Release Management, Deployment Automation, and Test Orchestration. Hudson is a CI solution that provides executives, business managers, software developers, and architects with a better sense of the development progress and code quality of projects throughout their development life cycle.A fast-paced and hands-on introduction to the key features of Hudson 3. You will be introduced to tools that can be used to improve the quality of software development projects. You will also learn how to install and secure Hudson in a variety of IT environments. Staring with a brief introduction to Hudson and how it helps many IT organizations deliver high quality software, Hudson 3 Essentials will show you how Hudson can be installed and deployed in various environments. You will also be guided through the different methods of securing your Hudson installation. Moving on from the basics, you will be introduced to several important Hudson plugins and learn how to extend its functionality by developing your own plugins. You will be shown how Hudson can be used to build different types of applications and how it can deploy a web application to an application server. Finally, you will discover how Hudson can be used to perform automated testing on software applications, and how to generate reports that describe the results.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Hudson 3 Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Hudson plugins and integrations

One of the strengths of Hudson is its flexibility to extend itself using plugins. There are many useful Eclipse and community-supported plugins that extend Hudson's basic functionality. We can also extend Hudson's functionality ourselves by writing our own plugin.

Hudson integrates with many existing development, testing, and build tools commonly used by IT organizations. This integration allows developers and testers to work with the tools that they are familiar with and also to utilize the additional capabilities that Hudson provides. Some of the tools Hudson integrates with are: Git, SVN, CVS, Ant, Maven, Gradle, JUnit, TestNG, Selenium, Checkstyle, PMD, and FindBugs.

Hudson also provides a RESTful API to allow other systems access to its functionality. The API can be used for functions, such as retrieving Hudson results, triggering a new build, or creating a new job.