Brix Software: Auto Deployer
Submitted By Jenkins User Avishai Malka
Just under 4 years old, Brix is one of the fastest-growing mid-sized companies in Israel. Now their software development process is just as fast thanks to Jenkins.
Organization: Brix CRB, https://www.brixsoftwareltd.com
Programming Language: C/C++, Groovy
Platform: Azure, Docker or Kubernetes, Linux, Octopus, Windows
Build Tool: Maven
Team: Amir Perez, DevOps Director; Nadav Perez & Yaakov Resnick, DevOps Engineers
Community Support: Jenkins.io websites & blogs, Spoke with colleagues and peers
A Jerusalem-based FinTech software house automates builds
— with no mouse clicks.
Background: Jenkins was inside the firewall, and Azure was outside. We needed a tool to sample Azure every 2 minutes, check for code changes, and when found, start tracking the Azure pipeline, until completion.
When completed, the next stages are to create a release in Octopus, create a deployment on dev, test it, and continue to QA, STG, and so on. Additional/optional stages: request approval through Slack / Jira run other Jenkins jobs with tests run by pull requests, and more.
Goals: Connecting Jenkins to Azure pipelines and Octopus deploy
Solution & Results: We created a shared library, containing all the API calls we needed, in Octopus, Azure, Jira, Slack, and more. We added all the logic behind them, created a pipeline template as a Groovy method, and in that way, all the 30+ different products could use the same pipeline template, with a tiny Jenkins file that is only passing parameters, and calling the main template.
We are very happy with the results:
- Automated build, with no mouse clicks
- We now have a rich shared library for all of the company to utilize
- Bypass firewall issue
- Starting the CI/CD process