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Jenkins Continuous Integration Cookbook by Alan Berg

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Failing Jenkins Jobs based on JSP syntax errors

Java Server Pages (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/overview-138580.html) is a standard that makes the creation of simple web applications straightforward. You write HTML, such as pages, with extra tags interspersed with Java coding into a text file. If you do this in a running web application, then the code recompiles on the next page call. This process supports Rapid Application Development (RAD), but the risk is that developers make messy and hard-to-read JSP code that is difficult to maintain. It would be nice if Jenkins could display metrics about the code to defend the quality.

JSP pages are compiled on the fly for the first time when a user request for the page is received. The user ...

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