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  • Create and manage various types of build jobs, and implement automation tasks to support a software project of any kind
  • Get to grips with the automated testing architecture, and scalable automated testing techniques
  • Facilitate the delivery of software across the SDLC by creating scalable automated deployment solutions
  • Manage scalable automation pipelines in Jenkins using the latest build, test, and deployment strategies
  • Implement a scalable master / slave build automation platform, which can support Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux software solutions
  • Cover troubleshooting and advanced configuration techniques for Jenkins slave nodes
  • Support a robust build and delivery system by implementing basic infrastructure as code solutions in configuration management tools such as Ansible

With the software industry becoming more and more competitive, organizations are now integrating delivery automation and automated quality assurance practices into their business model. Jenkins represents a complete automation orchestration system, and can help converge once segregated groups into a cohesive product development and delivery team. By mastering the Jenkins platform and learning to architect and implement Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment solutions, your organization can learn to outmanoeuvre and outpace the competition.

This book will equip you with the best practices to implement advanced continuous delivery and deployment systems in Jenkins. The book begins with giving you high-level architectural fundamentals surrounding Jenkins and Continuous Integration. You will cover the different installation scenarios for Jenkins, and see how to install it as a service, as well as the advanced XML configurations. Then, you will proceed to learn more about the architecture and implementation of the Jenkins Master/Save node system, followed by creating and managing Jenkins build jobs effectively. Furthermore, you’ll explore Jenkins as an automation orchestration system, followed by implementing advanced automated testing techniques. The final chapters describe in depth the common integrations to Jenkins from third-party tools such as Jira, Artifactory, Amazon EC2, and getting the most out of the Jenkins REST-based API.

By the end of this book, you will have all the knowledge necessary to be the definitive resource for managing and implementing advanced Jenkins automation solutions for your organization.

  • Configure and horizontally scale a Jenkins installation to support a development organization of any size
  • Implement Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment solutions in Jenkins
  • A step-by-step guide to help you get the most out of the powerful automation orchestration platform that is Jenkins
Page Count 334
Course Length 10 hours 1 minutes
ISBN 9781784390891
Date Of Publication 27 Oct 2015


Jonathan McAllister

Jonathan McAllister has been creating software and automations since he was a child. As an avid computer technologist, he has had 13 years' professional experience in software development, test, and delivery practices. During his career, he has architected and implemented software build, test, and delivery solutions for cutting-edge technology organizations across diverse technology stacks. Jonathan has most recently been focusing on build pipelines, continuous integration, continuous delivery, microservice architecture, standardized processes, agile and Kanban, and the implementation of highly scalable automation solutions. He has worked and consulted for some of the industry's most notable companies, including Microsoft, Merck, Logitech, and Oracle.

His focus is entirely on designing scalable software build, delivery, and test pipelines in an effort to streamline releases through standardization and help develop strategies that can elevate revenue through modern continuous practices.