Hands-On Continuous Integration and Delivery: Build and release quality software at scale with Jenkins, TravisCI and CircleCI

Jean-Marcel Belmont


Understand various tools and practices for building a continuous integration and delivery pipeline effectively

Key Features

  • Get up and running with the patterns of continuous integration
  • Learn Jenkins UI for developing plugins and build an effective Jenkins pipeline
  • Automate CI/CD with command-line tools and scripts

Book Description

Hands-On Continuous Integration and Delivery starts with the fundamentals of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) and where it fits in the DevOps ecosystem. You will explore the importance of stakeholder collaboration as part of CI/CD.

As you make your way through the chapters, you will get to grips with Jenkins UI, and learn to install Jenkins on different platforms, add plugins, and write freestyle scripts. Next, you will gain hands-on experience of developing plugins with Jenkins UI, building the Jenkins 2.0 pipeline, and performing Docker integration. In the concluding chapters, you will install Travis CI and Circle CI and carry out scripting, logging, and debugging, helping you to acquire a broad knowledge of CI/CD with Travis CI and CircleCI.

By the end of this book, you will have a detailed understanding of best practices for CI/CD systems and be able to implement them with confidence.

What you will learn

  • Install Jenkins on multiple operating systems
  • Work with Jenkins freestyle scripts, pipeline syntax, and methodology
  • Explore Travis CI build life cycle events and multiple build languages
  • Master the Travis CI CLI (command-line interface) and automate tasks with the CLI
  • Use CircleCI CLI jobs and work with pipelines
  • Automate tasks using CircleCI CLI and learn to debug and troubleshoot
  • Learn open source tooling such as Git and GitHub
  • Install Docker and learn concepts in shell scripting

Who this book is for

Hands-On Continuous Integration and Delivery is for system administrators, DevOps engineers, and build and release engineers who want to understand the concept of CI and gain hands-on experience working with prominent tools in the CI ecosystem. Basic knowledge of software delivery is an added advantage.

Table of Contents

  1. CI/CD with Automated Testing
  2. Basics of Continuous Integration
  3. Basics of Continuous Delivery
  4. The business value of CI/CD
  5. Installation and Basics of Jenkins
  6. Writing Freestyle Scripts
  7. Developing Plugins
  8. Building Pipelines with Jenkins
  9. Installation and Basics of TravisCI
  10. Travis CI cli commands and automation
  11. Travis CI UI Logging and Debugging
  12. Installation and Basics of CircleCI
  13. Circle CI cli commands and automation
  14. Circle CI UI Logging and Debugging
  15. Best Practices