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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

Trend analysis of hudsonDemoProject

In order to see a trend, we need to execute another build. On the hudsonDemoProject home page, click on the Build Now button in the left-hand side navigation panel. After the job has been completed, we should see trend graphs in the main panel of the hudsonDemoProject home page. The page should look similar to the following screenshot:

The graph is not very interesting, since the hudsonDemoProject has very few lines of code and warnings, but this analysis can provide a quick insight into the project's health over time.

Each of the graphs has an Enlarge link and a Configure link at the bottom right of the graph container. The Enlarge link allows a team member to get a closer look at the warnings and see the details. The Configure link allows a team member to resize the graph, set the number of builds and days that are included in the graph, and determine the types of graph and data that will be displayed.