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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 CI Server initial setup

We have seen how Hudson can be run as a standalone application or deployed to common application servers. The examples will continue by running Hudson as a standalone application.

Having started the Hudson application as a standalone application, as described previously, we can now open a web browser and enter the following address in the URL:


The Hudson web application needs some initial setup. The first screen that you will see should be similar to the following screenshot:

For now, we won't select any plugins except Core Compatibility Plugins that are selected by default. Click on the Finish button at the bottom of the page. It will take a few minutes for Hudson to complete configuring itself. Once the initial configuration is complete, you should see the following screenshot:

Congratulations! Hudson is ready to go.