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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

The Hudson back story

Hudson was created by Kohsuke Kawaguchi at Sun Microsystems as an open source continuous integration server and had its first release in February 2005. By 2008, Hudson had started to become a popular alternative to other continuous integration servers and won a Duke's Choice Award in the Developer Solutions category at Java One in May 2008.

Oracle completed the acquisition of Sun Microsystems on January 27, 2010, which included ownership of the Hudson trademark and its intellectual property. Disagreements between Oracle and Kohsuke and other project contributors over project infrastructure and trademark control began in November 2010 and ended in February 2011 with the renaming (forking) of the Hudson project to a new project named Jenkins.

Oracle and its partners have continued the development of Hudson, while Kohsuke and other project contributors continue work on the separate Jenkins project.

In May 2011, Oracle began the process of transferring the Hudson project and trademarks to the Eclipse Foundation. The Hudson project was moved to the Eclipse Foundation and became a full Eclipse project on December 12, 2012 with the release of Hudson 3.0.0.