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Jenkins 2.x Continuous Integration Cookbook - Third Edition

By : Mitesh Soni, Alan Mark Berg
Book Image

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)

Signaling the need to archive

Each development team is unique. Teams have their own way of doing business. In many organizations, there are one-off tasks that need to be done periodically. For example, at the end of each year, making a full backup of the entire filesystem.

This recipe details a script that checks for the last successful run of any job; if the year is different to the current year, then a warning is set at the beginning of the job's description. Thus, it is hinting to you that it's time to perform an action, such as archiving and then deleting. You can of course programmatically do the archiving. However, for high-value actions, it is worth forcing interceding, letting the Groovy scripts focus your attention.

Getting ready