Software Build Automation with Jenkins

Many members of the XDA community come to learn and begin in the exciting world of software development. Once you’ve gone through the development process and written your software, you need to ensure that maintenance does not cause additional problems…

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Many members of the XDA community come to learn and begin in the exciting world of software development. Once you’ve gone through the development process and written your software, you need to ensure that maintenance does not cause additional problems and the results are always completely reproducible. This is where a build automation system comes in to play. Jenkins is one such software which allows you to keep a hands-off approach to building and releasing your software.

In this episode of XDA Developer TV, AdamOutler talks about Jenkins. Jenkins is a build automation software which runs on Linux and Mac, as well as Windows with some effort. Jenkins can be triggered by Git or Subversion commit hooks on each commit and will allow a developer or project manager to know the build status of the software in real-time. Jenkins can be used to build Android Apps, Kernels, Android systems, and just about every other type of software out there. But it doesn’t just stop there. AdamOutler shows you his Jenkins system and gives examples of alternate uses such as generating HTML from TODO comments, creating documentation websites, managing complex releases and more. So check this video out.

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Jenkins Server shown in this video: http://jenkins.casual-dev.com
Get Jenkins for free here: http://jenkins-ci.org/
Releases mentioned in this video:
http://goo.im/devs/adamoutler
http://javadocs.casual-dev.com
http://jodin3.casual-dev.com
http://builds.casual-dev.com
http://builds.casual-dev.com/todo.html

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