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Jul. 19th, 2016

The Ultimate Jenkins Continuous Integration Resources Guide

Jenkins is widely known in the DevOps world as the leading open source automation server for continuous integration and continuous delivery. Jenkins enables developers to find and solve defects in a code base rapidly and to automate testing of their builds.

 

Adoption of Jenkins is widespread, with more than 147,000 active installations and over 1 million users around the world. Jenkins is interconnected with well over 1,000 plugins that allow Jenkins to integrate with most development, testing and deployment tools.

 

For people who just getting started with Jenkins, and even experienced users who want to look at it from a big picture perspective, it helps to have one source to find the best websites, blog posts, videos and tutorials that cover Jenkins and best usage practices.

 

With that in mind,  here is a list of many of the best resources for learning about Jenkins.

 

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Websites

 

  1. Jenkins Website - The official Jenkins website, including links to the Jenkins community, events, a blog, documentation, changelog and more. This is also where you can install Jenkins.

  2. Jenkins Plugins - The full list.

  3. The Jenkins Wiki Page - Includes features, installation instructions, introductory articles, and more.

  4. The Jenkins GitHub Page - Here you can contribute to Jenkins yourselves, but you may want to first read the ‘Beginner's Guide to Contributing’.

  5. The Stack Overflow FAQ Page on Jenkins - There are 1,339 frequent questions tagged, so I think you’ll find the answers to the most common questions.

  6. Jenkins Job Builder - This s good tool for templating jobs/pipelines. You can keep your Jenkins job descriptions in human readable text format in a version control system to make changes and auditing easier. 

  7. CloudBees - CloudBees is closely connected with Jenkins, as it provides a platform to run Jenkins as a CI/CD tool either on-premise or in the cloud. That, combined with the fact that the Jenkins project founder and lead developer Kohsuke Kawaguchi is CTO and several leading Jenkins contributors work for the company, result in CloudBees not only being a central advocate for Jenkins usage, but also provide excellent resources on how to get the most value. Their resources include:

    1. A comprehensive About Jenkins page with a lot of useful information.

    2. The Jenkins World Conference, the leading Jenkins user event in the world.

    3. A Helpful Blog

    4. A webinar recordings page

    5. And more…

 

Articles on Jenkins 2.0

 

Jenkins 2.0 was released earlier this year, the first new major release of Jenkins in 10 years. Here are a series of articles on what’s new.

 

  1. Jenkins 2.0 - A New DevOps Engineer On Your Team

  2. Jenkins 2.0 Overview

  3. Jenkins 2.0 Eases Automation for Dev Teams

  4. You can also view a on-demand recording on what’s new in Jenkins 2.0

 

Videos

 

Getting Started With Jenkins | Jenkins and DevOps tutorial | Jenkins for Beginners

 

 

Continuous Integration with Jenkins, Docker and Compose

 

 

Continuous Integration with Jenkins on Amazon EC2

 

 

Scaling Test Automation with Jenkins and JMeter

 

 

Social Media

 

  1. Jenkins Twitter

  2. CloudBees Twitter

  3. CloudBees Facebook

  4. Jenkins CI Group on LinkedIn

  5. A List of Local Jenkins Meetups around the world

 

Want to Learn More?

 

Watch our webcast Efficient Performance Test Automation – Optimizing the Jenkins Pipeline.

 

You might also be interested in checking out the following articles for detailed Performance and BlazeMeter plugins installation and usage instructions.

 

Continuous Integration 101: How to Run JMeter With Jenkins

 

BlazeMeter's Jenkins Plugin - If you’re a BlazeMeter user, you can use BlazeMeter's Jenkins Plugin to kick off a test in the BlazeMeter cloud directly from Jenkins.

 

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