"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -Walt Disney
Jenkins 2 has arrived. It comes with built-in support for delivery pipelines, improved usability, a new setup experience, and complete backward compatibility with existing Jenkins installations. We will be using Jenkins 2 in this book.
This chapter describes in detail how Jenkins plays an important role in continuous integration. It covers how to prepare a runtime environment for application lifecycle management and configure it with Jenkins. It manages all the aspects of running a build to create a distribution file or Web application ARchive (WAR) file for deployment by integrating with a source code repository such as SVN or Git for a sample Java EE application.
You will learn how to install and configure Jenkins, and you'll be able to get end-to-end experience in build job creation and configuration...