Get a complete walkthrough of the many interfaces available in Jenkins with the help of real-world examples to take you to the next level with Jenkins
About This Book
Find out how to interact with Jenkins from within Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA
Develop custom solutions that act upon Jenkins information in real time
A step-by-step, practical guide to help you learn about extension points in existing plugins and how to build your own plugin
Who This Book Is For
This book is aimed primarily at developers and administrators who are interested in taking their interaction and usage of Jenkins to the next level.
The book assumes you have a working knowledge of Jenkins and programming in general, and an interest in learning about the different approaches to customizing and extending Jenkins so it fits your requirements and your environment perfectly.
What You Will Learn
Retrieve and act upon Jenkins information in real time
Find out how to interact with Jenkins through a variety of IDEs
Develop your own Form and Input validation and customization
Explore how Extension points work, and develop your own Jenkins plugin
See how to use the Jenkins API and command-line interface
Get to know how to remotely update your Jenkins configuration
Design and develop your own Information Radiator
Discover how Jenkins customization can help improve quality and reduce costs
Jenkins CI is the leading open source continuous integration server. It is written in Java and has a wealth of plugins to support the building and testing of virtually any project. Jenkins supports multiple Software Configuration Management tools such as Git, Subversion, and Mercurial.
This book explores and explains the many extension points and customizations that Jenkins offers its users, and teaches you how to develop your own Jenkins extensions and plugins.
First, you will learn how to adapt Jenkins and leverage its abilities to empower DevOps, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Agile projects. Next, you will find out how to reduce the cost of modern software development, increase the quality of deliveries, and thereby reduce the time to market. We will also teach you how to create your own custom plugins using Extension points.
Finally, we will show you how to combine everything you learned over the course of the book into one real-world scenario.
Style and approach
Extending Jenkins explores and explains advanced Jenkins functionality from a practical point of view, teaching you real-world skills that will help you get more from this powerful software. Each key topic is explained clearly with a practical example, and in sufficient detail so you understand the concepts and can then develop your own solutions using your preferred software and languages.
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