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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

Generating and publishing Javadoc

In the next section, we will create our Javadoc by executing a Gradle task and then publish the Javadoc with a Hudson 3 post-build action.

Configure a build step in the Build section of the Job Configurations page, select the Invoke Gradle script option in the Add build step pull-down menu. Check the box next to Use Gradle Wrapper and leave the defaults for all the other fields. The Build section of the page should look similar to the following screenshot:

We will use the Gradle Wrapper to perform the build. The Gradle Wrapper is a script that will download and use the version of Gradle that the project was designed to be built with, which saves the effort of downloading and configuring Gradle yourself.

This javadoc task will create a Javadoc for the project.

Configuring a post-build action for the hudsonDemoProject job

The Javadoc task has now been created by the Gradle build script. To publish Javadoc on the project home page, we need to configure a post-build...