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Upcoming Jenkins Office Hours: Acceptance Test Harness

One of the new efforts in Jenkins this year is the acceptance test harness for Jenkins.

We will be doing the Jenkins office hours next week to go over this and sync up and coordinate between people in the community that are trying to work on this.

It'll be April 23rd 11am PT (see what this time is in your time zone) on Google Hangout at http://jenkins-ci.org/hangout. If you are intereste in hacking Jenkins or if you are a large user of Jenkins who have acceptance tests, we are looking forward to seeing you there.

For those of you who haven't looked, this test harness allows you to write blackbox tests of Jenkins and its plugins. It was originally used to test LTS releases, but over the time, it acquired a number of features, such as ...:

  • Docker support for launching complex fixtures to test Jenkins with.
  • Pluggability to launch Jenkins under test (JUT) in many different environments

InfoQ CI survey 2014

InfoQ has been running a CI server survey for more than a month now, and here is the current result:

Jenkins has gotten more than 70% of the votes, once again proving the wide adoption among developers. If you are one of those who picked Cruise Control into the "considering" section, I'd encourage you to look around a bit more.

You can still vote from their website or leave comments if you want.

By the way, the design of two axes make no sense to me; for example, I'd order the adoption axis to "considering -> migrating to -> using now -> moving away from", and the circle seems to imply two axes are somehow interchangeable, when it should probably be just in a checkerboard to indicate those are independent axes.

Call for Sponsors: 2014 Jenkins User Conferences

Jenkins User Conference (JUC) season is upon us! It’s a busy year for the Butler – he’s hosting conferences all over and looking for sponsors to help:

  • Boston – June 18
  • Berlin – June 25
  • Herzelia, Israel – July 16
  • Bay Area (California) – October (date TBD)

Mr. Jenkins and the JUC Organizing Committee want to invite you and your company to sponsor a JUC this year. Show your support for the Jenkins community and help keep costs low for attendees*. The funds go to are put to good use: conferences are two full tracks. Lunch, light breakfast, coffee and a coveted Jenkins t-shirt are also included.

Jenkins User Conferences This Year

Over the past three years, the Jenkins User Conference is held annually in the Bay Area with a few events in different locations around the world. The Jenkins User Conference has established a reputation as a focal point for the Jenkins community to come together to share new ideas and best practices. Each year we have experienced the growth and expansion within the Jenkins community. This year we are taking this platform to other regions of the world, offering regional gatherings of Jenkins users and developers.

At the moment, we are working on the following JUCs and events for 2014:

  • JUC Boston - June 18
  • JUC Berlin - June 25
  • JUC Israel - July 16
  • JUC San Francisco Bay Area - October (TBD)
  • JUC Australia/New Zealand - November/Dec (TBD)

Jenkins Events

  • Copenhagen - September
  • Brazil - November/December (TBD)

There are a few different ways to get involved:

Jenkins at FOSDEM 2014

FOSDEM is probably the biggest open-source developers' conference in Europe.

This year will be the 3rd year for us to be present in FOSDEM. There will be a bunch of community people, handing out flyers and stickers, showing Jenkins, and generally be available to talk to people! This year, we'll bring some Jenkins T-shirts to sell, and hopefully some bobble heads as well. So please be sure to drop by.

And if you are already involved in the Jenkins project and willing to help us man the booth, that'd be awesome! Looking forward to seeing you!