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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)

Understanding upstream and downstream jobs

An upstream job is a configured project that triggers a project as part of its execution.

A downstream job is a configured project that is triggered as part of a execution of pipeline.

Upstream and downstream jobs help you to configure the sequence of execution for different operations and hence you can orchestrate the flow of execution. We can configure one or more projects as downstream jobs in Jenkins.

Getting ready

You need to divide the end-to-end automation of the application life cycle management process into multiple distinct projects.

The benefit of this strategy is that you can isolate automation tasks and execute independently on different agents.