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DevOps for Web Development

By : Mitesh Soni
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DevOps for Web Development

By: Mitesh Soni

Overview of this book

The DevOps culture is growing at a massive rate, as many organizations are adopting it. However, implementing it for web applications is one of the biggest challenges experienced by many developers and admins, which this book will help you overcome using various tools, such as Chef, Docker, and Jenkins. On the basis of the functionality of these tools, the book is divided into three parts. The first part shows you how to use Jenkins 2.0 for Continuous Integration of a sample JEE application. The second part explains the Chef configuration management tool, and provides an overview of Docker containers, resource provisioning in cloud environments using Chef, and Configuration Management in a cloud environment. The third part explores Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment in AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Docker, all using Jenkins 2.0. This book combines the skills of both web application deployment and system configuration as each chapter contains one or more practical hands-on projects. You will be exposed to real-world project scenarios that are progressively presented from easy to complex solutions. We will teach you concepts such as hosting web applications, configuring a runtime environment, monitoring and hosting on various cloud platforms, and managing them. This book will show you how to essentially host and manage web applications along with Continuous Integration, Cloud Computing, Configuration Management, Continuous Monitoring, Continuous Delivery, and Deployment.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
DevOps for Web Development
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Creating and configuring a build job for a Java application with Maven

Jenkins builds configured with Maven understands how Maven works and what is required in terms of execution. It uses pom.xml to set up and create package files from the source files.

Now, let's perform steps to create and configure a new build job. Go to the Jenkins dashboard and click on New Item.

Go through all the available options of the types of jobs we can create. In our case, let's create a freestyle project for a demo:

  1. Enter an item name, such as PetClinic, then select Freestyle project. Now click on OK to continue:

  2. Let's verify what this operation does. Go to the Jenkins home directory, and navigate to the jobs directory. We can see that the directory has been created for the newly created job with the same name, as shown in the following screenshot: