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Using and Managing Jenkins Plugins

by Elton Stoneman

Jenkins isn't a build server, it's an automation server - everything you need for CI/CD pipelines all comes from plugins. It's time to learn how to use plugins effectively: minimize dependencies, manage security updates, and build your own plugin.

What you'll learn

Plugins extend every part of Jenkins, and there are over 1,500 plugins which add all sorts of features - building test reports, sending chat notifications, deploying to production platforms, and even configuring Jenkins itself. Plugins are regularly updated with new features and security patches, but you need to be aware that updates can cause failures. In this course, Using and Managing Jenkins Plugins, you'll learn techniques to get the most out of Jenkins plugins. First, you'll find out how the plugin model works in Jenkins. Then, you'll explore how to discover, install, and use plugins - both in freestyle and pipeline jobs. Next, you'll see how easy it is to build a custom plugin and extend Jenkins with your own features. Finally, you'll gain an understanding on how to safely manage your plugins. When you're finished with the course, you'll be able to put plugins to work and keep all of your jobs running smoothly.

About the author

Elton is a 10-time Microsoft MVP, author, trainer and speaker. He spent most of his career as a consultant working in Microsoft technologies, architecting and delivering complex solutions for industry leaders. He has delivered APIs on Azure serving millions of clients daily, Big Data solutions processing billions of events weekly, and cutting-edge solutions powered by containers. Elton's experience with .NET goes from .NET 1.0 running on Windows Server, right up to .NET Core running on Linux. Wh... more

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