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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 Hudson for sending e-mails

Hudson can be configured to send e-mails to users when certain events occur. To configure the ability to send e-mails, Hudson must be able to access an SMTP server. This information can be provided by a system administrator. These settings are at the bottom of the System Configurations page. In the E-mail Notification section, click on the Advanced setting. Many SMTP servers require authentication to protect them from being used to send spam. If SMTP authentication is required, check the box next to the Use SMTP Authentication option. The SMTP settings are as shown in the following screenshot:

After entering the SMTP server information, validate the SMTP setting by clicking on the Test configuration by sending e-mail to System Admin Address button at the bottom of the page.