Last week we talked extensively about the benefits of continuous delivery. One of the aspects that’s key to the concept of continuous delivery is automation. This week, we’ll continue our discussion of continuous delivery by looking at one of the leading CI/CD automation tools, Jenkins Automation.
Jenkins Automation is an open-source automation software written in Java. With more than 1400 plugins, Jenkins is able to support all the technical aspects of continuous delivery like automated testing, source code analysis and build management. This frees up developers to focus on parts of the continuous delivery pipeline that computers can’t.
For example, we incorporate Jenkins automation into our continuous delivery pipeline to help test builds and identify fixes and failures in a production-like environment. When we implement a feature, or fix a bug, we leverage Jenkins to automatically build code to create an executable and test the build. Once the build is deemed successful, Jenkins can be configured to submit the code to some sort of repository and deliver the executable to an address (this could be any kind of link, an email address or even a slack channel address). From here, our team and our clients’ teams can run manual tests of each build before it’s pushed to production.
Jenkins automation is a key tool in our continuous delivery pipeline. This tool helps our team more effectively test builds, so our expert engineers can focus more of their time on developing new features and implementing user feedback (helping our clients deliver exceptional user experiences). For more information our continuous delivery, contact us directly to learn how our expert development process can help your organization.
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