Using and Managing Jenkins Plugins

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.
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(27)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 3, 2020
Duration
2h 23m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(27)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 3, 2020
Duration
2h 23m
Description

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
About the author

Elton is an independent consultant specializing in systems integration with the Microsoft stack. He is a Microsoft MVP, blogger, and practicing Technical Architect.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hey, how you doing? My name's Elton, and this is using a managing Jenkins plug ins here on Pluralsight. I'm a Microsoft Azure MVC P and Docker. Captain. I've been working with C I C D tools for many years, and I have the same love hate relationship with Jenkins that most people have when they've used it for a while. It's a super powerful system, but it needs careful management to get the most out of it. And plug ins are one of the main areas that you need to understand. This course is going to give you the understanding so you can use plug ins to enhance your Jenkins experience on You'll know what to do when plug ins go wrong. First, you'll known how plug ins are essentially Jenkins because you can't do anything much with a base install of Jenkins Aled. The useful beaches come from plug ins on. We'll have a tour around some of the most important. Next, you'll learn all the different ways to install plug ins, how to discover them and then deploy them manually and automatically, and you'll see how to use plug ins in different ways. In classic freestyle jobs, and in pipeline jobs. Then you'll see how to write your own custom. Plug in learning about the tools these Jenkins team gives you to make it easy with a very simple example. Plug in to walk through. Lastly, you'll learn about plugging management on upgrades. Plugging updates can fail. Or they could cause breaking changes in your jobs, and you'll see how to put together an automated deployment for Jenkins to help manage those issues. So join me and learn how to get the most out of plug ins right here on Pluralsight with using on managing Jenkins plug ins.