In the past 10 years, Jenkins has evolved to the de-facto standard tool for automation in software development. Last year, the first major Jenkins version since years was released: Jenkins 2. In this article you’ll read what’s new. Introduction Jenkins has over 120.000 active installations. For 90% of the users, Jenkins is mission critical: it’s […]

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By Bruce Bye, Software Engineer, Undo Testing is a growing part of a software developer’s everyday life. Each code update, be it a minor change or a massive overhaul, needs to be thoroughly tested before it can be released. Every development cycle brings with it an increased focus on quality assurance (QA). This requires a significant dedication […]

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This blog explains how to create a Deployment Pipeline using Jenkins and Docker for a Java application talking to a database. Jenkins support the creation of pipelines. They are built with simple text scripts that use a Pipeline DSL (domain-specific language) based on the Groovy programming language. The script, typically called Jenkinsfile, defines multiple steps to execute both […]

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RebelLabs regularly dusts-down its virtual clipboards to survey developers and create reports from their findings. Its 2016 Developer Productivity Report results are just in contain some interesting findings.   One revealing element of the survey shows the preferred IDE of sampled respondents being IntelliJ, over it’s free-to-use alternative Eclipse. Simon Maple, Head of Developer Advocacy at ZeroTurnaround, RebelLabs parent […]

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Since it went into service a decade ago,  Jenkins has issued around 700 releases – but this month marks the first time in the Continuous Delivery (CD) platform’s history that it has dropped anything major. Today, Jenkins is ending this modest streak with the release of version 2.0, tuned to meet the demands of a world […]

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Red Hatter James Strachan chats to us about his work on the company’s upstream open source projects. In particular, we speak about his session, ‘Continuous Delivery of Microservices with Kubernetes’, and the dramatic changes Kubernetes has brought to the process of creating and developing software. We discuss why there is a perception that Kubernetes is […]

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Since Continuous Delivery (CD) specialists CloudBees made the decision to pin their fortunes on integration tool Jenkins, the company has continued to bring new converts from across both public and private cloud infrastructure. It’s subsequently invested a good deal of its funding into developing new products to help customers make the most of Jenkins, and […]

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You may have heard endless great things about continuous delivery (CD), but sometimes a real tangible example speaks more than any diagrams or calculations ever could. Today, budget travel helpers Orbitz Worldwide   revealed that, thanks to adoption of Jenkins powered CD, they’d squeezed software release cycles by 75%. In this interview, Jacob Tomaw takes up the […]

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By Rick Broker Many companies today are realising that automated testing is a critical part of their Continuous Delivery success.  Customers are now expecting new features to be released quickly.  In today’s market, businesses are looking for ways to accelerate their delivery pipelines, this can be risky without sufficient testing.  Even with the increased speed to […]

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“Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.” Federico García Lorca Where I work, Jenkins is what we use for continuous integration. Skype is what we use to communicate. Now imagine with me that every day, at least 6 times, I’m being asked to run a build, and then another 6 to check the […]

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