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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 prerequisites

Hudson requires a JDK (Java Development Kit). There is an official and closed source JDK that is provided by Oracle and even an open source JDK.

The Oracle JDK can be downloaded from

Instructions on how to install OpenJDK, the open source version of the JDK, can be found at

The Oracle JDK will be used for the examples in this book, since OpenJDK installs easily only on Linux. Hudson documentation recommends using the Oracle JDK 1.6.0. However, since this version of JDK has reached its end of life (the end of public updates was on February 2013), and Hudson seems to work on JDK 1.7.0, this book will use the latest version of the 1.7.0 release, currently 1.7.0_25.

After installing the JDK, create the environment variable ${JAVA_HOME} as described previously, and set its value to the installation directory of the JDK. Then add ${JAVA_HOME}/bin to the beginning of...