Continuous Integration with Maven, Jenkins and Nexus Training

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Course Description

 
This course will provide students with an understanding of the Apache Maven build process, the principles of continuous integration, and the knowledge of how to implement continuous integration with automated test execution using Jenkins, Maven, and the Sonatype Nexus OSS repository manager. Students will use a local copy of Jenkins and to create and run Maven jobs, link to a version control system, run automated testing and generate development reports, and configure the system to log build reports and generated artifacts to a Nexus repository. - This course is targeted to developers who will implement Continuous Integration using Maven, Jenkins and the Nexus repository manager. Students learn to create Maven projects, configure Jenkins to build those projects, and manage the artifacts using Nexus.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1290 (US)

Prerequisites

Attendees should have familiarity Java development practices.

Course Outline

 
Chapter 1. Introduction to Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Jenkins-CI
- Foundation of Agile AppDev
- XP Flow
- Extreme Programming
- Agile Development
- What is Continuous Integration
- What is Continuous Integration (cont'd)
- Typical Setup for Continuous Integration
- Setup Notes for Continuous Integration
- CI with Artifact Management
- What is Continuous Delivery?
- Why Continuous Delivery?
- DevOps and Continuous Delivery
- Continuous Delivery Challenges
- Continuous Delivery vs Continuous Deployment
- Jenkins Continuous Integration
- Jenkins Features
- Running Jenkins
Summary
 
Chapter 2. Introduction to Apache Maven
- Build Tools for Java
- Build Tools for Java (cont'd)
- History of Build Tools
- Traditional Scripting
- 'make'
- Problems with Make
- Manual Build with JavaC
- ANT
- Pros and Cons of Ant
- Apache Maven
- Goals of Maven
- What is Apache Maven?
- What is Apache Maven (cont'd)
- Why Use Apache Maven?
- The Maven EcoSystem
- Consistent Easy-to-Understand Project Layout
- Convention Over Configuration
- Maven is Different
- Maven Projects have a Standardized Build
- Effect of Convention Over Configuration
- Importance of Plugins
- A Key Point on Maven!
Summary – Key Features of Maven
 
Chapter 3. Installing and Running Apache Maven
- Downloading Maven
- Installing Maven
- Run From Command Line
- Running Inside an IDE
- Settings.xml
- Local Repository
Summary
 
Chapter 4. Installing and Running Jenkins
- Downloading and Installing Jenkins
- Running Jenkins as a Stand-Alone Application
- Running Jenkins as a Stand-Alone Application (cont'd)
- Running Jenkins on an Application Server
- The Jenkins Home Folder
- Installing Jenkins as a Windows Service
- Initial Configuration
- Configuration Wizard
- Configuration Wizard (cont'd)
- Configuring Tools
- Configuring Tools - Best Practices
- Logging in Jenkins
- Custom Log Recorders
Summary
 
Chapter 5. Job Types in Jenkins
- Introduction
- Different types of Jenkins Items
- Different types of Jenkins Items (cont'd)
- Configuring Source Code Management(SCM)
- Working with Subversion
- Working with Subversion (cont'd)
- Working with Git
- Storing Credentials
- Service Accounts
- Storing Credentials (cont'd)
- Build Triggers
- Schedule Build Jobs
- Polling the SCM
- Polling vs Triggers
- Maven Build Steps
Summary
 
Chapter 6. Getting Started With Maven
- Terminology and Basic Concepts
- Artifacts
- Lifecycle
- Default Lifecycle
- Plugins
- Running Maven - the Story So Far
- Running Maven from an IDE
- Common Goals
- pom.xml
- Example
- Example (cont'd)
- Artifact Coordinates
- Standard Layout for Sources
Summary
 
Chapter 7. A Web Application in Maven
- A More Complex Project
- Putting it Together With Maven
- Packaging the Target Artifact
- The Source Tree
- Dependencies
- Transitive Dependencies
- Dependency Scope
- Working With Servers
- Declaring and Configuring Plugins
- Running the Plugin
- Binding a Plugin Goal to the Lifecycle
- Archetypes
Summary
 
Chapter 8. Commonly Used Plugins
- Maven Plugins
- Declaring and Configuring Plugins
- Running the Plugin
- Binding a Plugin Goal to the Lifecycle
- Maven Surefire Test Plugin
- Failsafe Plugin
- Site Plugin
- JavaDoc Plugin
- PMD Plugin
- Code Coverage – Cobertura
Summary
 
Chapter 9. Multi-Module Builds
- Introduction
- The Reactor
- Reactor Sorting
- Multi-Module Build by Example
Summary
 
Chapter 10. POM Projects
- Project Object Model (POM)
- The overall POM structure
- Storing POM
Summary
 
Chapter 11. Writing Plugins (Maven)
- What is Maven Plugin
- Example of Using a Plugin
- Create a Custom Plugin
- Create a Custom Plugin (cont.)
- Plugin Management
Summary
 
Chapter 12. Creating Archetypes
- Introduction to Maven Archetypes
- Introduction to Maven Archetypes (cont.)
- Using Interactive Mode to generate Goal
- Common Maven Archetypes
Summary
 
Chapter 13. Repository Management
- Maven's Approach to Artifacts
- Publishing Artifacts
- Summary of Maven's Artifact Handling
- Repository
- Repository Manager
- Proxy Remote Repositories
- Types of Artifacts
- Release Artifacts
- Snapshot Artifacts
- Reasons to Use a Repository Manager
- Repository Coordinates
- Addressing Resources in a Repository
Summary
 
Chapter 14. Release Management
- What is release Management?
- Release Management with Nexus
- Release Management with Maven
Summary
 
Chapter 15. Jenkins Plugins
- Introduction
- Jenkins Plugins - SCM
- Jenkins Plugins – Build and Test
- Jenkins Plugins – Analyzers
- Jenkins for Teams
- Installing Jenkins Plugins
Summary
 
Chapter 16. Securing Jenkins
- Jenkins Security - Overview
- Jenkins Security
- Authentication
- Authorization
- Confidentiality
- Activating Security
- Configure Authentication
- Using Jenkins's Internal User Database
- Creating Users
- Authorization
- Matrix-Based Security
- Note – Create the Administrative User
- Project-based Matrix Authorization
- Project-Based Authentication
- Role Based Access Control
Conclusion
 
Chapter 17. Distributed Builds with Jenkins
- Distributed Builds - Overview
- Distributed Builds – How?
- Agent Machines
- Configure Jenkins Master
- Configure Projects
Conclusion
 
Chapter 18. Continuous Delivery and the Jenkins Pipeline
- Continuous Delivery
- Continuous Delivery (cont'd)
- DevOps and Continuous Delivery
- Continuous Delivery Challenges
- Continuous Delivery with Jenkins
- The Pipeline Plugin
- The Pipeline Plugin (cont'd)
- Defining a Pipeline
- A Pipeline Example
- Pipeline Example (cont'd)
- Parallel Execution
- Creating a Pipeline
- Invoking the Pipeline
- Interacting with the Pipeline
- Pipeline vs Traditional Jobs
Conclusion
 
Chapter 19. Best Practices for Jenkins
- Best Practices - Secure Jenkins
- Best Practices - Users
- Best Practices - Backups
- Best Practices - Reproducible Builds
- Best Practices - Testing and Reports
- Best Practices - Large Systems
- Best Practices - Distributed Jenkins
- Best Practices - Summary
 
Lab Exercises
Lab 1. Configure Tools in Jenkins
Lab 2. Install Maven
Lab 3. Create a Maven Project
Lab 4. Create a Web Application from an Archetype
Lab 5. Add Web Site, Static Analysis, and Code Coverage 
Lab 6. Create a Jenkins Job
Lab 7. A Multi-Module Project
Lab 8. Create a Standard Set of Dependencies
Lab 9. Write a Simple Maven Plugin
Lab 10. Create an Archetype
Lab 11. Create a Corporate Repository
Lab 12. Deploy to the Corporate Repository
Lab 13. Add Development Metrics
Lab 14. Create a Pipeline

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