Software development processes involving continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) are greatly improved by Jenkins, an open-source automation server. Jenkins, which was first created as Hudson, has turned into a powerful and well-liked tool within the DevOps ecosystem. Its main objective is to automate software project development, testing, and deployment, providing a streamlined and effective development pipeline. It is especially effective at automating tedious operations, integrating well with version control systems such as Git, and offering developers a platform to work together in an organized and automated way. Thanks to its plugin extensibility and active community, Jenkins has grown to be a mainstay for companies looking to improve the quality, speed, and dependability of their software delivery processes.
Jenkins has become a key tool in the constantly evolving DevOps world, helping to streamline the pipeline for continuous integration and continuous deployment, or CI/CD. This blog provides a comprehensive how-to for installing Jenkins locally, setting it up for deployment, and launching your first Spring Boot application on AWS Elastic Beanstalk with ease. Source code management is ensured by the additional layer of efficiency provided by the integration with GitLab.
Set Java Home Path inside Jenkins Manage tools section as below:
Add Maven Installation for build purpose as below:
Go inside Plugins section as below & install the Mentioned plugins.
On Jenkins Dashboard click on New Item & create a free style project by giving an appropriate name of your project.
Now we need to add one more build step as AWS Elastic Beanstalk as shown below & need to configure it with all the required details.
Now, it's time to test the whole process, so click on the build now button as shown below, it will start executing the process. here we can also see the build history, to check the console.
Select the most recent build which you created & click on console to check the logs & execution of the same. It is shown as below:
As we finish this extensive guide, you will have the knowledge to use Jenkins to efficiently coordinate your continuous integration and distribution processes. From setting up the foundation with necessary configurations and plugins to smoothly launching Spring Boot apps on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, you now have the skills to handle Jenkins' complex environment. The additional references given provide new directions for investigation and debugging. Accept Jenkins as a DevOps ally, which will enable you to deliver software with accuracy and speed. Happy coding!
Configure Jenkins and understand basic workflow from this video playlist
If you want to trigger a build in jenkins automatically every time when there is a new commit in our specific branch follow this tutorial
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