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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
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Deploying a WAR file to an application server

Hudson 3 can also be used to deploy a WAR or EAR file to an application server. This can introduce the practice of continuous deployment in your IT organization. Continuous deployment is an aspect of extreme programming (XP) and is designed to improve the efficiency of software deployment.

Installing the Deploy to container Plugin and Copy Artifact Plugin

We will use two plugins to deploy our WAR file: Deploy to container Plugin and Copy Artifact Plugin. We will install these plugins by searching for them in the Hudson Plugin Manager screen and then installing them, as described in Chapter 4, Installing and Developing Hudson Plugins. From the Hudson home page, select the Manage Hudson link on the left navigation pane and then select the Manage Plugins link from the middle pane of the Manage Hudson page. From the Hudson Plugin Manager page, select the Available tab and the Search tab. Enter Deploy to container Plugin as Search String, and click...