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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
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Performing a custom action with a Groovy script

Sometimes a complicated build may need to perform an action that neither Hudson 3 nor a plugin supports. In these cases, we can write a custom script that will perform these actions. We will use the Groovy programming language to implement this custom functionality. Groovy is a dynamic language that runs on the JVM. Groovy is syntactically similar to Java but simplifies many aspects of Java programming and can also be used as a scripting language.


More information can be found about Groovy at the project home page at There are also many online tutorials and books to learn more about Groovy.

Configuring Groovy

We must define a Groovy installation for Hudson 3 to execute the Groovy scripts. From the Hudson home page, click on the Manage Hudson link in the left navigation column, and then select Configure System from the center pane of the Manage Hudson page. In the center pane of the System Configurations page, find...