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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

Using Maven to build a sample project

We will use a sample project from the open source Spring Framework project called spring-petclinic. This project is built with the Maven build tool.


Information about Spring Framework can be found at Information about the Pet Clinic demonstration project can be found at Information about Maven can be found at

Creating a free-style software job for the Maven job

We will create a free-style software job by clicking on the New Job link on the left pane of the Hudson home page. The value for Job name is spring-petclinic. The screenshot is shown as follows:

Click on the OK button at the bottom of the page. After clicking on the OK button, you will be taken to the Job Configurations page. Some of the options on this page are enabled by default, and some of the options are enabled by the plugins that have been installed.

Configuring Source Code...