Tutorial

Workflow plugin code walk-through

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.

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.

Jenkins Office Hour: Tutorial on writing an acceptance test

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.)

Adding diagrams to Wiki

Thanks to the kindness from Gliffy, we can now add diagrams to Wiki pages, in a way that enables collaborative edits.

See more info, including a sample diagram in a Wiki page.

Building a software diamond with Jenkins

[Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Jenkins community member Tom Rini]

Alternatively: How to make your parallel jobs kick one last job at the end

Many of us have had occasion to think: "I could make this project build quicker if I could just run parts in parallel and then one final job to wrap it up."

Well, good news! Jenkins is here to help! With the Join Plugin you can do just that. Over on the confluence page it’s got a number of examples and fancy flow charts. But the take-away is that if you can describe the flow, you can make it happen. But you’re saying "wait, I need to pass information around between the jobs."

We’ve got that one covered for you too with the Parameterized Trigger Plugin. And here’s the best part, these two can work together! With both plugins installed you can follow the steps listed in the Build Parameters section of the Join Plugin.

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And as they say, now you're cooking with gas!