Jenkins: continuous integration


Compliance to Business - Methods

Goals: Qestit is a partner of the DevOps Institute and also regularly conducts training on DevOps and its impact on the testing profession.

  • Understand the principles of continuous integration
  • Integrate Jenkins with other tools (SCM, ticket manager...)
  • Set up a Jenkins server to automate builds
  • Automate tests, code audits and deployments on the Jenkins integration platform
  • Deploy Jenkins on projects.

Profile targeted

Developers, Architects, Project Managers, Quality Engineers...

Mandatory Requirements

Knowledge of Java and the software development lifecycle. Hands-on development experience on team projects is desirable.


1. Introduction to continuous integration

  • Principles of continuous integration.
  • Agile development and continuous integration.
  • Prerequisites for continuous integration.
  • Development techniques adapted to continuous integration.
  • Different types of tests and auditing of an application.
  • Life cycle of the development process.
  • Ancillary tools and integration.

2. Installation and automation of the build

  • Setting up the server, the different types of installation.
  • Configuration: main configuration page, GIT/SVN configuration, mail server.
  • Jenkins and the build, best practices and recommended methods.
  • Notification strategies and techniques.
  • Fixing dependencies between build jobs.
  • Jenkins and Maven: reminder about Maven, Maven build configuration, deployment in a repository.

3. Quality of the code

  • Introduction, intégration de la qualité dans le processus de build.
  • Analysis tools: Checkstyle, FindBugs, CPD/PMD.
  • Configuration of the quality report with the Violations plugin.
  • Complexity report, on open tasks.
  • Script and scenario setup in the controller

4. Test Automation

  • Introduction, test terminology.
  • Automation of unit and integration tests.
  • Configuring reports.
  • Measuring test coverage.
  • Automating acceptance tests.
  • Automating performance tests with JMeter.
  • Optimize test execution time.

5. Automation of the deployment

  • Implementation of the deployment script.
  • Update of the databases.
  • Minimal tests. Rollback.

6. Administration of a Jenkins server

  • Enabling security and simple setup
  • Different types of user bases
  • Management of authorizations and roles
  • Logging of user actions
  • Disk space management
  • CPU load monitoring
  • Configuration backup

7. Multiple choice questionnaire to validate knowledge

Teaching methods

  • Theory and MCQs from devops institute, paper training material
  • Sharing of experience

evaluation methods

  • Multiple-choice questionnaire