Jenkins Configuration as Code (JCasC)
We've spent Part 1 of the book setting up Jenkins by hand, one button click at a time. Wouldn't it be nice if all of this could be codified? It would allow us to download a configuration file and run it to have fully configured Jenkins out of the box.
Jenkins Configuration as Code (JCasC), officially introduced in DevOps World - Jenkins World 2018, is a solution heading in that direction. It provides a way to declaratively apply a configuration to the Jenkins controller, agents, and plugins. Its admirable stated goal is to Configure ALL Jenkins initial setup with no hands on keyboard and no click on UI (https://www.jenkins.io/projects/jcasc/), which fully resonates with my aspiration to automate all ...