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Jenkins a besoin de vous

[Editor's Note: The following is a guest post by Jenkins contributor Baptiste Mathus. For the non-French speakers, we're looking for French speakers to help translate "Jenkins: The Definitive Guide" ]

Woui Nide You!

Si vous vous intéressez à Jenkins et que vous aimeriez pouvoir y contribuer, lisez la suite.

L'année dernière, en août, nous avons attaqué la traduction en français du Jenkins Definitive Guide, écrit en bonne partie par John Ferguson Smart. Le travail a avancé doucement, mais a avancé tout de même. A ce jour, sur la quinzaine de chapitres, trois sont traduits et relus, et presque tout le reste est en cours.

Mais je ne parle pas bien anglais...

Ce n'est pas grave. Il y a plusieurs chapitres où il faut simplement relire, et donc parler et écrire correctement le français est suffisant. Si éventuellement, vous ne comprenez pas certaines parties traduites, et qu'il faut relire l'original, vous pouvez toujours soulever la question sur la liste de diffusion du projet où on parle français.

Je ne suis pas développeur, ou je ne connais pas Git, ou les deux

Si vous voulez vous former à Git, c'est l'occasion. On se fera un plaisir de répondre à vos questions sur la liste de diffusion, même si elles sont exclusivement liées à Git, et pas (encore) à la traduction :-).

Mais si vous ne le sentez pas ou n'avez pas le temps, ce n'est pas grave. Vous devez simplement savoir éditer un fichier XML. Il y en a un pour chaque chapitre.

Super ! Par où je commence alors ?

Si vous êtes intéressé, mais que vous avez des questions, surtout n'hésitez pas à les poser.

On vous attend ! :-)

NYC Jenkins User Conference Recap

Editor's Note: The following is a write-up courtesy of Jesse Farinacci
This past week I had the pleasure of attending the Jenkins User Conference in NYC. A hundred other like-minded continuous integration enthusiasts and I packed a very posh Marriott Marquis for a full day of Jenkins excitement.
Famed Hudson and Jenkins founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi delivered the opening address to a crowded room.
I'm sure everyone knows the statistics by now, that Jenkins adoption and development continues at an unbridled pace. Pushing past all the mailing list users and posts, the JIRAs opening and closing, the Twitter followers, the five Jenkins User Conferences scheduled for this year, the unprecedented number of installations reporting anonymous usage, the native availability for nine different OSes, in pushing past all of that..
For me, the most impressive number was that on average there was about 1 plugin created every day over the past year. Let me reiterate that: 1 plugin created every day for a year. If that isn't the best testament to the versatility, extensibility, and just plain usefulness of a piece of software, then I don't know what would be!
Announced at the conference was the general availability of CloudBees BuildHive, this is a mechanism for quickly and easily obtaining access to cloud-based Jenkins. If you have projects on GitHub, you can effortlessly log in to BuildHive via GitHub OAuth, import your projects with literally a single click, and start benefiting from the powerful promise of the cloud. You'll no longer have to worry about managing infrastructure, you'll just get all that great Jenkins CI capability for your projects immediately.

Jenkins User Conference Paris Summary

The first stop of Jenkins User Conference world tour this year was Paris, where there's a considerable concentraion of Jenkins developers and users (sometiems those of us on the other side of the Atlantic call them "the French gang") The event was held a day before Devoxx France, in the hope that we attract more attendance.

I believe there are 100+ people that actually showed up, and we had a full day divided in two tracks, talking all things about Jenkins. While many are French, some of the attendees come from all over the Europe. I was able to see some familiar faces, as well as those who I've only known by their names.

I tried to get in and out of both tracks to get the sense of what's going on, so that I can report them later, and here's my notes.

Continuous Information vol.2

Because I work on Jenkins day in day out, it's easy for me to forget that most people don't pay /that/ much attention to Jenkins. If you fit that category, and if you want to stay on top of the latest happenings in Jenkins, don’t miss Volume 2 of Continuous Information, the CloudBees Newsletter for Jenkins.

This issue...

  • Features details about the 6 upcoming Jenkins User Conferences (don’t miss these)
  • Announces the new Jenkins CIA Program (join us to promote Jenkins around the globe)
  • Shows you where to find in-depth information about the latest Jenkins UI improvements and featured plugins (cool stuff)
  • Highlights the importance of Jenkins Security Advisories (install these regularly)
  • Tells you why Jenkins has blue balls instead of green ones (seriously)
  • Shows you the latest Jenkins Usage Stats (still growing super-fast)
  • … and more great stuff, including a bit of Jenkins humor (courtesy of our friends at Geek and Poke)

Announcing the Jenkins CIA

Agent L. Jenkins

For years, we've been hearing about covert installations of Jenkins by groups of developers within larger companies. Rogue engineers, frustrated by the lack of continuous integration would download jenkins.war and run it off their workstation. As time went on, word-of-mouth within the organization spread Jenkins far and wide.

Today we announce an initiative to help support these rogue agents: the Jenkins CIA. CIA being short for Continuous Integration Ambassador of course.

If you're going to be speaking at a JUG or another event where you will have the opportunity to promote and teach people about Jenkins, you too can join the CIA:

  • Send us an email telling us about the event and how many people you expect
  • Write us a guest blog post ahead of time, talking about the event
  • We dispatch Jenkins stickers and a CIA Agent shirt for you to wear.
  • Write up a summary blog post about the event afterwards
  • Repeat!

In the coming months, we'll start collaborating and creating standard presentations that can be easily re-used to introduce people not only to Jenkins, but continuous integration in general, so stay tuned.

If you're not the speaking type but instead prefer to work behind the scenes, you can join the OSS by checking out the Beginner's Guide to contributing to Jenkins.

- Agent Dero, over and out.