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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

Static source code analysis

The Static Analysis Collector plugin that we installed in Chapter 4, Installing and Developing Hudson Plugins, provides the following plugins:

  • Checkstyle plugin

  • DRY plugin

  • FindBugs plugin

  • PMD plugin

  • Compiler Warnings plugin

  • Task Scanner plugin

Static code analysis can be performed on a source code that is not being executed. This analysis can be used to find coding errors and security bugs, as well as to verify that the source code is written following a specific style. Using the output of this analysis can help developers catch problems before the application is tested and can give some assurance that the specified coding standards are being followed.


PMD is a source code analyzer that will find common defects. It supports a number of languages including Java. PMD analysis will find bugs, if any, as well as suboptimal, overly complex, dead, or duplicate code. More information about PMD can be found at the project home page