Parameterizing Builds

1.5 hours
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Consider the following scenario: The web dev team has indicated that they have made a recent change to the index project, and that this project now needs to have a name supplied so that the build can be customized. This is a Maven project from the M3 server. The name should be provided in string format, and the name should be steve.

In this lab, we will build a project that requires parameters. We will ensure it accepts a string parameter. This is important to understand, as it is one method used to inject a build time variable into a project.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Update Jenkins, then Create the Webdev Folder and Index Freestyle Project

Update Jenkins

  1. Click the bell icon.
  2. Apply the Migration.
  3. Click the bell icon.
  4. Choose Manage Jenkins.
  5. Choose Go to plugin manager.
  6. Select all, Download now and install after restart.
  7. After all the items on the list are marked with an action, Checkmark "Restart Jenkins when installation is complete and no jobs are running."
  8. Reconnect to Jenkins.

On the dashboard, create a new item named webdev, then make it a folder.

Inside of webdev, make a freestyle project named index.

Configure the Index Project to Accept the Name Steve

In the index project, click this build requires parameters.

Add a string parameter called name. The value should be steve.

Add the Git repo.

Add the Maven server M3.

Add the shell command to make bin/makeindex.

Make a post-build action to archive the artifact.

Check the artifact to ensure it says hello steve.

Additional Resources

Log in to the Jenkins server using the credentials provided:

Jenkins username: student 
password: OmgPassword!

The Git repo used in this activity.

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