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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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Chapter 3. Building the Code and Configuring the Build Pipeline


"Start wide, expand further, and never look back."

 -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

It is always better to start early and visualize the things we want to achieve. That is the objective of this chapter. It will be easy to realize the importance of this chapter when we are at the last line of the final chapter of this book.

One of the highlights of Jenkins 2 is built-in support for delivery pipelines. We know that Jenkins is a continuous integration server, but what if we wanted to use it for continuous delivery or continuous deployment too? Automation and orchestration both are equally important while dealing with the application delivery pipeline.

This chapter describes in detail how to create the pipelines of different jobs for a sample Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application. It will also cover the deployment of an application to a local web or application server and the configuration of a build pipeline for the lifecycle...