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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

Team Concept

Team Concept is a new feature of Hudson 3.1. This feature adds role-based authorization to Hudson, which will allow multiple teams to work on a single instance of Hudson and not interfere with each other's jobs. To accomplish this with previous releases of Hudson, a separate instance of Hudson will have to be installed for each team or a complicated job-based Matrix Authorization Strategy will have to be configured and maintained.

Creating new users

We will create two teams of three users each. We will first create the users and then later assign them to teams.

From the Hudson home page, click on the Manage Hudson link in the left navigation column and then the Manage Users link from the main pane of the Manage Hudson screen. Click on the Create User link from the left navigation pane to create a user.

Create an account for each of the following users:



Full name

E-mail address



Steve Rogers




Tony Stark