Building a Jenkins Pipeline

1 hour
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Jenkins Pipelines allows you to treat all of your build logic as code. You can also integrate your build into a larger automated process that includes things like automated deployment. Pipelines are especially useful as you transition from doing CI to doing CI+CD. In this exercise, you will build a simple pipeline for a sample application. You will gain a basic familiarity with how a Jenkins Pipeline is created and how to implement simple build logic within a pipeline.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a new Multibranch Pipeline project in Jenkins called train-schedule.

In Jenkins, click on New Item. For the item name, type train-schedule, and select Multibranch Pipeline.
Then click the OK button.

Successfully build the master branch of the train-schedule pipeline project.

Fork this project in GitHub:

On the master branch, create a Jenkinsfile. In the Jenkinsfile, create a stage that executes the gradle build with ./gradlew build --no-daemon and archives the dist/ artifact.

Configure the train-schedule multibranch pipeline project in Jenkins to build the source code from your GitHub fork and execute the build on the master branch successfully. This should produce the dist/ archived artifact.

Additional Resources

Your team is building a train scheduling app. Continuous integration has already been implemented in Jenkins, but they want to move toward doing automated deployments as well. You have been asked to build a Jenkins Pipeline project called train-schedule to build the train-schedule app. The pipeline project needs to build the code, run the automated tests, and archive the deployable zip artifact that is created by the build.

Create a fork of this sample application to work with:

To do this, you will need to:

  • Fork the source repo
  • Create a Jenkinsfile for the app
  • Create a stage to execute the gradle build
  • Archive the dist/ artifact
  • Create new multibranch pipeline project in Jenkins called train-schedule
  • Run the build successfully in Jenkins

Feel free to look at the example-solution branch of the git repo for an example of the source code changes needed for the solution.

Some useful links:

  • Jenkins Pipelines documentation:

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