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Jenkins 2.x Continuous Integration Cookbook - Third Edition

By : Mitesh Soni, Alan Mark Berg
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Jenkins 2.x Continuous Integration Cookbook - Third Edition

By: Mitesh Soni, Alan Mark Berg

Overview of this book

Jenkins 2.x is one of the most popular Continuous Integration servers in the market today. It was designed to maintain, secure, communicate, test, build, and improve the software development process. This book will begin by guiding you through steps for installing and configuring Jenkins 2.x on AWS and Azure. This is followed by steps that enable you to manage and monitor Jenkins 2.x. You will also explore the ways to enhance the overall security of Jenkins 2.x. You will then explore the steps involved in improving the code quality using SonarQube. Then, you will learn the ways to improve quality, followed by how to run performance and functional tests against a web application and web services. Finally, you will see what the available plugins are, concluding with best practices to improve quality.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Visualize, visualize, and visualize!

There is a popular phrase in India called entertainment, entertainment, and entertainment. Visualization is extremely effective to keep things robust. When you have many projects scattered across multiple servers developed by different teams and individuals, it is difficult to understand the key metrics and emerging issues.

With 80 percent of information going through to your brain being visual and your brain being an excellent pattern recognizer, one of the tricks to understand the underlying complexity is to visualize the results of your Jenkins jobs.

SonarQube is an excellent starting point to visualize and gain an overview of the overall quality of projects and for delving into relationships and couplings between different areas of the code.

However, if you have specialized requirements, you will need to build graph generation. Test results...