Hudson 3 Essentials
By Lloyd H. Meinholz
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: December 2013
Pages: 124

In Detail

Continuous integration (CI) with automated test execution has been widely adopted in recent years. The concept behind CI has changed how companies look at Build Management, Release Management, Deployment Automation, and Test Orchestration. Hudson is a CI solution that provides executives, business managers, software developers, and architects with a better sense of the development progress and code quality of projects throughout their development life cycle.

A fast-paced and hands-on introduction to the key features of Hudson 3. You will be introduced to tools that can be used to improve the quality of software development projects. You will also learn how to install and secure Hudson in a variety of IT environments.

Staring with a brief introduction to Hudson and how it helps many IT organizations deliver high quality software, Hudson 3 Essentials will show you how Hudson can be installed and deployed in various environments. You will also be guided through the different methods of securing your Hudson installation.

Moving on from the basics, you will be introduced to several important Hudson plugins and learn how to extend its functionality by developing your own plugins. You will be shown how Hudson can be used to build different types of applications and how it can deploy a web application to an application server. Finally, you will discover how Hudson can be used to perform automated testing on software applications, and how to generate reports that describe the results.


A practical guide, packed with illustrations, that will help you become proficient with Hudson and able to utilize it how you want.

Who this book is for

If you are a Java developer or administrator who would to like automate some of the mundane work required to build and test software and improve software quality, this is the book for you. If you are a development manager or tester, you can also benefit from learning how Hudson works by gaining some insight into test results and historical trends.

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An essential read for Hudson / CI

By Cypoman

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  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written


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    Comments about oreilly Hudson 3 Essentials:

    Lloyd H. Meinholz's book "Hudson 3 Essentials" is a "must read" for someone entering the world of continuous integration with Hudson.

    His book is designed to meet the needs of people who are new to Hudson as well as release engineers who are looking to expand Hudson's functionality.

    It provides an introduction to installing Hudson with a native installer as well as using various web servers.

    Lloyd's book also explains security options that includes Hudson's newest team concept.

    "Hudson 3 Essentials" provides introductions to plugin development, project building, .war file creation and deployment and provides sample code for implementing each feature.

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    A Great Reference

    By Jorge

    from Washington, DC

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    Comments about oreilly Hudson 3 Essentials:

    I find this book to be a great reference to hudson. It will prove useful to anyone needing to work with the Hudson continuous integration server. Here are some of the things I like about it …

    * Comprehensive - This book is useful to the person administering Hudson and the developer creating plugins. It discusses Maven for building projects, which is essential. However, not everyone uses Maven so it was nice to see an alternative build automation tool mentioned - Groovy and Gradle. Awesome!

    * Detailed, step-by-step instructions with plenty of screen shots. This makes it easier for someone new to Hudson to follow along.

    * Setup instructions are provided for a number of application servers, making this book useful to a larger audience.

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