Jenkins Part 6: Automated Cross Browser Testing via BrowserStack


With the BrowserStack cloud-based solution, there is no need to buy many different hardware types for testing your web site for many different mobile devices and operating systems. In this blog post, we will learn how to integrate BrowserStack-based automated cross browser tests into a continuous integration workflow controlled by the pupular Jenkins tool. First we will demonstrate how to … More Jenkins Part 6: Automated Cross Browser Testing via BrowserStack

Testing any Browser on any Hardware using BrowserStack – A Protractor Cross Browser Testing Example


This time we will learn how to test any web site (including your front end software) using many different Internet browsers by integrating a cloud-based cross browser test solution named BrowserStack. We will perform Protractor tests for AngularJS using the Gulp testing toolkit following an example of Wishtack on both, CenOS 7.3 and Ubuntu 16.04 perform Protractor … More Testing any Browser on any Hardware using BrowserStack – A Protractor Cross Browser Testing Example

Jenkins Part 5.1: Using the Job DSL for automatic Creation of Jenkins Jobs


Today, we will learn how to use the Jenkins Job DSL Plugin to create new Jenkins jobs at a push of a button. We will show how we can use Groovy scripts for defining a “Hello World” Jenkins freestyle project and create such a project by pushing the “Build now” button. Why creating Jenkins Jobs via … More Jenkins Part 5.1: Using the Job DSL for automatic Creation of Jenkins Jobs

Getting started with Jenkins Part 4.2: Code Quality Tests via Checkstyle


Today, we will show how to use Checkstyle for improving the style of Java code. First, we will add Checkstyle to Gradle in order to create XML reports for a single build. Jenkins allows us to visualize the results of more than one test/build run into historic reports. After that, we will show, how a developer can … More Getting started with Jenkins Part 4.2: Code Quality Tests via Checkstyle

Getting started with Jenkins Part 4.1: Functional Java Tests via JUnit


You also think that functional tests are one of the most important ingredients for delivering high quality software? You share my opinion that we should help the developer automating this task in order to get comparable results and to receive meaningful trend reports? I will cover functional tests here. Instructions on how to perform code quality tests and performance … More Getting started with Jenkins Part 4.1: Functional Java Tests via JUnit

Getting started with Jenkins Part 3: periodic vs triggered Builds


Today, we will make sure that Jenkins will detect a code change in the software repository without manual intervention. We will show two methods to do so: Periodic Builds via Schedulers: Jenkins periodically asks the software repository for any code changes Triggered Builds via Webhooks: Jenkins is triggered by the software repository to perform the build … More Getting started with Jenkins Part 3: periodic vs triggered Builds

Getting started with Jenkins Part 2: automated Code download and Build (Gradle + Maven)


NEW (2017-01-02): you now can immediately start with part 2 (this post) without going through the steps of part 1. A corresponding pre-installed Docker image is provided. NEW (2017-01-05): I have added the Maven build path with a fat executable JAR file. In this blog post, we will perform our first automated job within Jenkins, the … More Getting started with Jenkins Part 2: automated Code download and Build (Gradle + Maven)

Getting started with Jenkins Part 1: Installation in the Docker Way


In this blog post, we will deploy and get started with Jenkins, the most popular open source tool for Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. As a modern way of installing, we install a Docker host and deploy a Jenkins Docker container on this host. Then we will log in and install commonly used plugins, before … More Getting started with Jenkins Part 1: Installation in the Docker Way

AWS Automation Part 4: Using Terraform for AWS Automation


This is part 4 of a blog post series, in which we explore how to automate Amazon Web Services (AWS) using the Terraform open source software by HashiCorp. Similar to Cloudify, Terraform is a versatile way to codify any type of infrastructure and to spin up a production-like demo or staging environment on any IaaS cloud like AWS, Azure … More AWS Automation Part 4: Using Terraform for AWS Automation

Getting started with OpenShift Container Platform


In this blog post we will review the architecture of OpenShift before we will gain some hands-on experience with OpenShift Origin, which is the free version of the OpenShift Container Platform a.k.a. OpenShift Enterprise. Vagrant software will help us to automate the installation of an all-in-one OpenShift Virtual Machine deployed as a VirtualBox image. We will spin up a simple … More Getting started with OpenShift Container Platform