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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 Home directory

By default, the Hudson Home directory is ${HOME}/.hudson. It is possible to change the location of the Hudson Home directory by setting the HUDSON_HOME environment variable before starting the application server, or by setting the HUDSON_HOME system property or JNDI environment variable in your application server. For application server-specific documentation refer to:

The most interesting item in the .hudson directory is the jobs directory. This will be the location of all the jobs that we will define during the course of this book.


The Hudson Home directory will be created in the ${HOME} directory of the user running the web application. Since Hudson can run scripts, it is more secure if the application server that is running Hudson is not running as the root or as an administrator user. This will prevent a malicious or careless user from running destructive scripts.