External Fingerprint Storage Phase-1 Updates

Externalizing fingerprint storage for Jenkins is a Google Summer of Code 2020 project. We are working on building a pluggable storage engine for fingerprints (see JEP-226). File fingerprinting is a way to track which version of a file is being used by a job/build, making dependency tracking easy. The fingerprint engine of Jenkins can track Read more about External Fingerprint Storage Phase-1 Updates[…]

Hands On: Beautify the user interface of Jenkins reporter plugins

For Jenkins a large number of plugins are available that visualize the results of a wide variety of build steps. There are plugins available to render the test results, the code coverage, the static analysis and so on. All of these plugins typically pick up the build results of a given build step and show Read more about Hands On: Beautify the user interface of Jenkins reporter plugins[…]

Google Summer of Code 2020 call for Project ideas and Mentors

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is as program where students are paid a stipend by Google to work on a free open source project. Students work on the project full-time for four months (May to August). Mentors are actively involved with students starting at the end of February when students start to work on and Read more about Google Summer of Code 2020 call for Project ideas and Mentors[…]

Plugin Documentation-as-Code: Moving docs to GitHub

In September 2019 we announced support of GitHub as a source of documentation for the Jenkins Plugin Site. Thanks to Zbynek Konecny and Olivier Vernin and other contributors, now it is possible to store plugin documentation right inside plugin repositories instead of Jenkins Wiki which was historically difficult to maintain for plugin maintainers and for Read more about Plugin Documentation-as-Code: Moving docs to GitHub[…]

Remoting over Apache Kafka plugin with Kafka launcher in Kubernetes

I am Long Nguyen from FPT University, Vietnam. My project for Google Summer of Code 2019 is Remoting over Apache Kafka with Kubernetes features. This is the first time I have contributed for Jenkins and I am very excited to announce the features that have been done in Phase 1. Project Introduction Current version of Read more about Remoting over Apache Kafka plugin with Kafka launcher in Kubernetes[…]

Multi-branch Pipeline Jobs Support for GitLab SCM

This is one of the Jenkins project in GSoC 2019. We are working on adding support for Multi-branch Pipeline Jobs and Folder Organisation in GitLab. The plan is to create the following plugins: GitLab API Plugin – Wraps GitLab Java APIs. GitLab Branch Source Plugin – Contains two packages: io.jenkins.plugins.gitlabserverconfig – Manages server configuration and Read more about Multi-branch Pipeline Jobs Support for GitLab SCM[…]

Micro-benchmarking Framework for Jenkins Plugins

I have been working on improving the performance of the Role Strategy Plugin as a part of my Google Summer of Code project. Since there was no existing way to measure performance and do benchmarks on Jenkins Plugins, my work for the first phase of the project was to create a framework for running benchmarks Read more about Micro-benchmarking Framework for Jenkins Plugins[…]

Becoming a Jenkins contributor: Newbie-friendly tickets

Two months ago I published an introductory article on the journey of becoming a Jenkins contributor. In that first article, the jenkins.io site was reviewed, learning about the multiple ways in which we can participate and contribute. Then, a first—​basic—​contribution I made to the site repository was described. Now, in this new article we will Read more about Becoming a Jenkins contributor: Newbie-friendly tickets[…]

The journey of becoming a Jenkins contributor: Introduction

As a software engineer, for many years I have used open source software (frameworks, libraries, tools…​) in the different companies I have worked at. However, I had never been able to engage in an open-source project as a contributor, until now. Since I made my first—​ridiculously simple—​commit into Jenkins, six months ago (in September, 2018), Read more about The journey of becoming a Jenkins contributor: Introduction[…]

Let’s celebrate Java 11 Support on Jenkins

This is a joint blog post prepared by the Java 11 Support Team: Adrien Lecharpentier, Ashton Treadway, Baptiste Mathus, Jenn Briden, Kevin Earls, María Isabel Vilacides, Mark Waite, Ramón León and Oleg Nenashev. We have worked hard for this and it’s now here. We are thrilled to announce full support for Java 11 in Jenkins Read more about Let’s celebrate Java 11 Support on Jenkins[…]