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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
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Deploying Hudson to Tomcat

Deploying the Hudson web application to Tomcat can be as easy as copying the hudson-3.0.1.war file to the ${TOMCAT_HOME}/webapps directory. This uses the automatic deployment feature of Tomcat which, by default, uses part of the WAR filename to the left of .war as the context part of the URL. So our web address would be:


We want to get rid of the Hudson version number in the URL because this is kind of ugly. In order to change the context of the Hudson web application, we will explicitly define the context of the Hudson web application by creating the directory ${TOMCAT_HOME}/conf/Catalina/localhost and creating the file hudson.xml in this directory. We will store the Hudson WAR file in the ${HOME}/hudson/ directory on Linux and the C:\hudson directory on Windows. The contents of the hudson.xml file are:

<Context path="/hudson"