First of all, Congratulations JenkinsCI for 100K active users!
From very first time I got know JenkinsCI, it helped my life really lot. I personally think almost all my work I’ve done at last year was mainly with Jenkins, about Continuous Delivery.
From build to deploy, test, and maintenance, my Jenkins (I’m calling him “NOBUKINS”) takes care everything.
It was super super easy to achieve the Continuous Delivery in DirectSmile world by getting help of JenkinsCI. Today, as memorial day of JenkinsCI, I’d like to note some tips I got while I have been working with JenkinsCI.
1. Continuous Build
It was start point to get know JenkinsCI. Our developer use JenkinsCI to make the Continuous Build of our software. So, our develop environment was quite Jenkins friendly from the beginning.
2. Continuous Deploy
We had to have environment where we can deploy our new build. As we are one of big fun of Microsoft, we decided to use Azure as our environment to make Continuous Testing. How we control it? We use Powershell, which would be executed by JenkinsCI.
DirectSmile product deployment
How we could achieved the Continuous Deploy, actually, my boss, who is DirectSmile’s Yoda developed very powerful tool “DirectSmile Installation Service” to enable this. So we integrate this tool within JenkinsCI, and now Jenkins can deploy DirectSmile products on any target server by just one-button-click!
3. Continuous Testing
Of course, we use JenkinsCI to make the Continuous Testing. How we do? We use Selenium to run test. So we can cover almost features and can execute it at anytime. We are doing it at every after new version build, to realize Continuous Delivery.
4. Continuous Sharing
It was never mentioned by anyone else, though I think it’s important to share all knowledge and experiences I got with other who are just start to make Continuous Delivery. Don’t worry, it probably much easier than you think.
I’m really big fun of JenkinsCI, and looking forward to see more and more possibility that JenkinsCI has.
By the way, when I attended Jenkins User Conference at Berlin, 2014, I asked Mr.Kohsuke Kawaguchi to give his sing on the his book, which is my bible and I recommend all of Jenkins fun to get it. 川口さん、サインありがとうございました。この本は今や宝物です。