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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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The Dashboard View plugin - overview and usage

Dashboard View plugin provides a different view implementation, based on a portal kind of layout. We can select different build jobs to be included in a new view and configure different portlets for the view.

To configure it, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Plugin Manager from Manage Jenkins, and click on the Available tab. Search for the Dashboard View plugin and click on Install without restart:

  2. Once the plugin has been installed successfully, we can create a new view by clicking on the + sign on the Jenkins dashboard.

  3. Enter a View name, select the view type, and click on OK:

  4. Click on Edit and configure Dashboard Portlets for the top, left column, right column, and bottom. We can use different portlets, such as Test Statistics Chart, and Trends:

  5. Add different portlets based on your requirements into the view, and save it. Here's a sample view:

  6. After we run the build job, we can find a test result chart on the build job's dashboard as well: