If you are using JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) for J2EE development, the CloudBees Jenkins Platform provides an enterprise-class toolchain for an automated CI/CD from development to production.
The CloudBees Jenkins Platform now supports integrations with both Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) and Red Hat OpenShift across the software delivery pipeline. This enables developers to build, test and deploy applications, with Jenkins-based continuous delivery pipelines in JBoss via JBoss EAP 7 or JBoss EAP 7 on OpenShift.
The following examples are based in Jenkins Pipeline plugins, which create complex pipelines, if needed, , to model their software delivery process. If you are not familiar with with the CloudBees Jenkins Pipeline plugin you may find these two blog posts helpful for ramping up: Using the Pipeline Plugin to Accelerate Continuous Delivery — Part 1 and Part 2.
Let’s get started. In a typical CI/CD pipeline, your process would be similar to this one:
- Developers commit code to the SCM, which will notify Jenkins via web-hooks.
- Jenkins compiles the code and execute a series of test on it: static code analysis, code metrics, unit testing, etc.
- If everything goes well, Jenkins would deploy the code to a development environment. This step typically /may require a manual approval depending on the use of that environment. A typical use case is having the application deployed just to be able to run further validations with tools like Selenium.
- The steps that follow would promote the application between the various environments and to validate that the deployment was correct.
Let’s see how the build, deployment and promotion between the various environment can be done for both types of JBoss installs, to JBoss EAP7 and to JBoss EAP 7 on OpenShift, and the differences between them.
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