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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 Grails to build a sample project

Grails is a full-stack framework for creating Java web applications. The term full-stack framework means that all of the components that are required to build a modern Java web application are included in the framework: a build system, a data access layer, an MVC framework, a view technology, and other components. Grails uses the Groovy JVM language to build a development and deployment environment that leverages proven Java technologies such as the Spring Framework, Hibernate, SiteMesh, and Quartz, to build a flexible and productive platform on which web applications can be built. The Grails platform also has a rich plugin system that allows the framework to be extended in many ways by the use of plugins. To demonstrate how a Grails application can be built with Hudson, we will build a popular plugin for integrating spring security into a Grails application: the grails-spring-security-core plugin.

Creating a free-style software job for the Grails job...