Jesse Glick will host the next office hour this Wednesday, 11 AM PDT on Workflow.
Workflow has been Jesse's project for the last year or so. If you don't know what Workflow is, check out these talks about it from past JUCes:
This will be a developer-focused session on integrating with Workflow. He'll discuss things like how to make sure your plugin can be used as part of workflows, and best practices for extending the workflow DSL. There's already been a session on Workflow in January, but Jesse hasn't been idle, and there's new stuff to share.
Participate in the Hangout on Air or watch live on YouTube.
Jesse and I will walk through the source code of the workflow plugin, highlights key abstractions and extension points, and discuss how they are put together.
If you are interested in developing or retrofitting plugins to work with workflows, I think you'll find this session interesting.
The event will be on Google Hangout tomorrow. The time of the day is the same as usual office hours.
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.
This week I'm going to do an office hour on how to write an acceptance test in Jenkins acceptance test harness. The event is on Wednesday 11am PT.
This new Selenium-based test harness is full of page objects and other abstractions that let you write blackbox integration tests on Jenkins and its plugins, as well as how they behave under various environments.
Unlike our regular office hours, the event is done through Hangout on air. But I do want at least several people to join Hangout interactively, not just watch the event in a read-only mode.
To join the event interactively (as opposed to read-only), I think you need to come here (but since Hangout URL can change, please check back on this post right before the office hour begins, so that I can post an up-to-date URL.)