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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

Installing plugins

A Hudson plugin may be installed via the Internet or via a Hudson Plugin Interface (HPI) file.

On the Hudson home page, click on the Manage Hudson link. On the Manage Hudson page, click on the Manage Plugins link. This will bring you to the Hudson Plugin Manager page, which is shown in the following screenshot:

There are four tabs on the Hudson Plugin Manager page:

  • Updates: This tab will contain those installed plugins that have updates available.

  • Available: This tab has five sections, namely, Compatibility, Featured, Recommended, Others, and Search.

    Plugins in the Compatibility section are recommended to ensure that Hudson works well with the other plugins.

    Plugins in the Featured section are developed and maintained by the Hudson core team, and they are tested and certified by the Hudson QA team.

    Plugins in the Recommended section are actively maintained by the Hudson community developers, and they are tested and certified by the Hudson QA team.

    Plugins in the Others section...