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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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Backing up Hudson

We can manually trigger a full backup using the ThinBackup plugin that we installed in Chapter 4, Installing and Developing Hudson Plugins. To accomplish this, from the Hudson home page, click on the Manage Hudson link in the left navigation pane and then click on the ThinBackup link in the main page of the Manage Hudson page. On the ThinBackup page, click on the Backup Now button. After the backup has completed, verify that the backup exists by clicking on the Restore button and verifying that a backup with the correct timestamp exists in the restore backup from options. The page should look similar to the following screenshot:

Other methods of backing up the Hudson configuration are to copy the entire ${HOME}/.hudson directory to another location or to create an archive of the ${HOME}/.hudson directory using TAR and GZIP on Unix-based platforms and 7-Zip on Windows-based installations. Copying the entire .hudson directory may not be practical if the .hudson directory is...