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Two Weeks Till Jenkins User Conference Berlin

Following right on the heels of our US-East Jenkins User Conference in Boston, we have JUC Europe in Berlin on June 25. Like the East Coast conference, the Berlin one is almost full, so sign up while you can. Our venue in Berlin is KOSMOS, a building with a fascinating history. The building was inaugurated as a cinema in 1961. With 1001 seats, it was the largest, most modern and most popular film theatre in the former GDR and has since been extensively modernized in line with the requirements of historically listed buildings. We have an excellent line-up of speakers filling up two conference tracks. Once again, we have some fabulous sponsors to thank. Without them, there would be no JUC. This year we’ve introduced a new Community sponsorship level, which allows non-corporate groups like JUGSs to help support the conference as well. (Drop a note to juc-oc-ext AT cloudbees DOT com if your group is interested).

Jenkins won SDTimes 100, 2014

Jenkins won SDTimes 100, 2014

For the 5th year in a row, Jenkins project won SDTimes 100, 2014 this year under DevOps and SCM categories, along with other open-source projects like Chef, Docker, Git, LLVM, and Puppet.

I'd like to take this opportunity to once again thank the community for keeing us going strong. There's a lot of interesting efforts going on in the project, as always, so expect more stuff to come out from us in the coming days!

Acceptance test project progress report

Over the past 30 days or so, the acceptance test project has made a great progress.

This project consists of a reusable harness that can be used by plugin developers and users to write functional test cases. These tests can be run against Jenkins instances that are deployed in all sorts of different ways, and can interact with complex real fixtures. These tests can be also run with specific version of Jenkins core and a combination of plugins.

The number of tests have steadily increased to above 300. Several of those are by Michael Prankl, where he tests the LDAP plugin with the real OpenLDAP server instance that runs inside Docker — a kind of test that just wasn't possible before can be now easily written.

Another big thank you to Rackspace

As the Jenkins project grows, the need for our infrastructure has been growing. Our Jenkins-on-Jenkins needs more build slaves, we need more servers to run our infrastructure services.

And it was once again Rackspace who stepped up to the plate; they have kindly donated us more cloud servers. I also use Rackspace for one of my personal servers, and when I went back to their admin console this time, I noticed that they've added a lot more services to their offering.

I am setting up these boxes as I write this. A huge thank you for Rackspace for their support of this project. And if you are interested in using Rackspace cloud servers as elastic build slaves, jclouds plugin is your friend.

JUC agenda posted

Agenda is posted for Jenkins User Conference Boston and Berlin.

For Boston, my favorite would be the workflow in Jenkins talk that will cover the new workflow job type Jesse and I are working on. As of this writing it is still very much a work in progress, but that talk is our way of putting a stake on the ground that we WILL have something we can talk about by then. There's also some talks that describes how they've put together pieces (including Jenkins) to create a broad automation, such as Distributed Scrum Development with Jenkins, Vagrant, Fabric and Selenium and Moving Existing Enterprise Systems to Continuous Integration and Deployment with Jenkins.