- Paperback: 404 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (July 30, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449305350
- ISBN-13: 978-1449305352
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
John Ferguson Smart, director of Wakaleo Consulting, helps organizations optimize their Java development practices and infrastructure. He provides training and mentoring in agile development and testing practices such as Continuous Integration, Test Driven Development, Build Automation, and Continuous Deployment.
Top Customer Reviews
Honestly, I am enthusiast about this book. Despite the fact that it mainly covers Java (see below for some critics), anyone interested in understanding how Jenkins works will find this title to be a precious guide, from installation up to administration, passing through build pipelines.
Through a simple project (again, see below for some critics), the author, with a winning learn by doing approach, shows the reader how to get everything properly configured and running. I have particularly enjoyed the quantity and quality of the images present. Each feature is clearly explained, step by step. John really makes the reader feel comfortable. The concepts are clearly presented and, page after page, they flow smoothly. The reader really feels like getting taught by a friend.
Enough with the praises. A couple of bad notes that, anyway, don’t lower the rating of this precious gem.Read more ›
Jenkins is the most awesome, free, flexible, productivity enhancing thing in the world. Free to download. Free to use, IF you can use it. However, you could waste boatloads of money with this free tool if you don't know what you are doing. Let me break down for you what usually happens at a company when an "Agile Transition" comes along.
1. Hire consultant who sets up awesome demo. Consultant says, "Here! It's Easy! Sets up Jenkins, shows you beautiful result using 7 different programming languages, Git, which your team may not use, and integrates it for you in a tool you don't own but that's ok because you are on the trial version.
2. Contract ends, and Consultant who set up whiteboard is no longer there. Your trial version runs out, or your Jenkins server goes down, and now you have NO ONE who knows what the heck is going on.
3. You panic. Try the backup. Find out it wasn't part of the demo setup. In fact, the demo isn't even likely set up for multiple users correctly! Your new tool you decided to go with isn't integrated with it. However, having had a taste of the awesome sauce that is a build on demand, no one wants to LIVE without their CI system (Jenkins build).
That is when you should buy this book. Why? Because everything you need is mostly already made and you don't have to manually remake it, but these guys are the guys who've DONE this stuff. They are the gurus you want to take advice from. Also, there is very minimal bullshennanigans in this book. I rarely fell asleep, and for a technical book that is high praise.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
OK. You won't get anything more in this book than you can find online. Good to give others who know nothing about Jenkins.Published 5 months ago by Jackson Roykirk
I bought this book years ago and never finished reading it. The fact that it took me over 5 years to read it prevents me from giving it a higher review. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jeanne Boyarsky
I have not read much of it. And I don't want to nor plan to. Why? Because the fonts and the browser captures (and jenkins is very browser gui based), is way too small or the... Read morePublished on September 17, 2014 by John 2
I already had my Jenkins environment 90% setup using slaves, etc. but despite all of that I still found many of the concepts and examples in this book useful. Read morePublished on May 9, 2014 by Aaron Molitor
I open this on my iPad while playing with Jenkins on the PC. Works for me and I can bookmark things in the Kindle edition easily.Published on February 21, 2014 by Flamingo Fanatic
Having had no prior experience with Jenkins, I was looking for a good place to start. I give the book 5 stars, because I am reviewing the book, not Jenkins/Hudson the tool. Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by e buff
I liked this book. It helped to create a CI using Jenkins.But some points of the book the author does not explain very well how to do, only explain, but does not show how to... Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Camilo Lopes