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Burns/Prakash Book Question

Bernd Eckenfels
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So maybe its an obvious thing, but I wonder if the book is strictly covering Hudson or also Jenkins infrastructure. From the short description it also talks about developing plugins. How far is the compatibility between both?

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Ed Burns
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Hello Bernd,

Our book is squarely and firmly a Hudson book. It doesn't cover Jenkins. However, you must keep in mind that both Hudson and Jenkins are tools that deal with lots of other tools, and the set of those other tools is pretty much identical for both Hudson and Jenkins. So while the book doesn't cover Jenkins, it does cover Maven, and the content about Maven is just as applicable to Jenkins as it is to Hudson, for example.

Ed
Winston Prakash
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To reply to the question related to "it also talks about developing plugins"...

We have two chapters in this book - "Basic Plugin Development" & "Advanced Plugin Development". We have covered several API and Extension Points and most of them exists for a long time in both products. You may find them relevant for developing plugins for both products. Having said that, the code bases has changed considerably over the years. So there is no guarantee.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Winston Prakash wrote:To reply to the question related to "it also talks about developing plugins"...

We have two chapters in this book - "Basic Plugin Development" & "Advanced Plugin Development". We have covered several API and Extension Points and most of them exists for a long time in both products. You may find them relevant for developing plugins for both products. Having said that, the code bases has changed considerably over the years. So there is no guarantee.

This was one of my favorite parts of the book as I noted in my review. That the plugin part alone would have been enough to make the book worthwhile for me.

It's WAY better than the online tutorials as it actually teaches you how things work and how to develop a plugin. With really good examples. Helps make the plugins seem less like magic!


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