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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

Configuring the system

On the Manage Hudson page, click on the Configure System link in the main panel of the page. This will bring you to the System Configurations page, shown as follows:

We will not change the settings in the top half of the page. You can view the online help for any of the settings to determine if you want to change them. Once your Hudson installation is being used more heavily, the settings for # of executors and Quiet period should be reviewed, as these may have an impact on your system's performance.

Configuring JDK

Java is commonly used in Hudson jobs. Java Development Kit (JDK) is required to compile the Java applications. We will configure JDK so that it can be used to execute Hudson jobs.

Because of the licensing restrictions of Oracle JDK, we are not able to automatically install JDK for Hudson to use its builds. Luckily in Chapter 2, Installing and Running Hudson, we downloaded Oracle JDK and installed it. To add JDK, click on the Add JDK button in the JDK section...