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DevOps Automation Cookbook by Michael Duffy

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Creating your first Jenkins job

The basic building blocks of Jenkins are jobs. A Jenkins job is a series of steps that normally check software out of a repository, run unit tests, and builds the artifact ready for deployment; however, they are versatile and can be used to perform almost any task you can think of.

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When we talk of an artifact in this context, we are referring to the deployable object your build job produces. This is commonly an object, such as an executable binary, library, or software package. An artifact is the object you wish to take from your build server, deploy, and execute on your environments to test.

At its core, you add steps to a Job and it can trigger another when it succeeds; generally speaking, these are command-line ...

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