One of the best ways to make automation portable is to use parameterized jobs. Jenkins supports a variety of parameters including strings, choices, and Booleans.
- [Instructor] Often when you're developing automation,…you want to create a solution…that can be applied to many different situations.…One way to do that is to create…jobs that accept parameters.…Jenkins supports this approach…by letting you create jobs that accept different types…of parameters, including strings, Booleans,…and multiple choice among others.…These values are then injected…into the job in excess as environment variables.…That means if you're on a Mac…or a Linux system, your parameters will…be accessed with a dollar sign…and then the variable name.…
On a Windows system, you would use…the percent variable name percent format.…Typically, Jenkins parameters…are named in all uppercase letters.…You should also note that the names…are case-sensitive on Mac and Linux systems,…but not on Windows systems.…Regardless of the operating system,…it's good practice to use names…in all uppercase, and then stay consistent…throughout your job to prevent errors.…It's also good practice to use parameter names…that don't have spaces or special characters in them.…
First, learn how to set up Jenkins on Mac, Windows, Linux, or inside a Docker container, and find out how Jenkins plugins are used to extend its functionality. Next, configure your first job step by step, leading up to the requisite "Hello, World" output, and learn to make your jobs more useful and portable with parameters. Then explore job scheduling, and Jenkins's convenient aliases for running jobs at regular intervals. The course wraps up with tips for organizing jobs in folders and views and a brief look into pipelines as code-which enable you to execute a series of jobs in stages.
By the end of the training, you should be able to install Jenkins locally or on a virtual machine, create a Jenkins jobs that can be triggered manually or on a schedule, and install and configure plugins to extend the Jenkins framework.
- Installing Jenkins
- Using plugins
- Creating and configuring a job
- Running and monitoring jobs
- Managing artifacts
- Working with parameters
- Scheduling jobs
- Organizing jobs with views and folders
- Defining stages with pipelines
Skill Level Beginner
Java: Build Automation with Mavenwith Peggy Fisher1h 24m Intermediate
1. Install Jenkins
2. Jobs in Jenkins
3. More Detail on Jobs
4. Organize Jobs with View and Folders
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