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Continuous Delivery with Jenkins Pipelines

Submitted By Jenkins User Gyan Gupta

The India-based R&D unit of a well-known luxury car brand leaned on Jenkins to get them from point A to point B faster and with more accuracy.

Organization: Germany-based international automobile manufacturer

Industry: Automobile

Team: Rishabh Rastogi, Principal Consultant;  Sourabh Gupta, Senior Consultant; Sakthi Ramakrishnan, Senior Consultant

Programming Language: Java, Python

Platform: Linux

Version Control System: Bitbucket Server

Build Tool: Maven

Community Support: websites & blogs, Spoke with colleagues and peers

One-day deployments with builds taking only minutes,
Jenkins makes auto R&D easy.

Background: We were using a legacy application which, when compared to today’s modern standards, was slow and inefficient. Even copy jobs themselves would typically take hours to complete, even when automated. 

Goals: To automate the end-to-end deployments for all of our environments.

“Jenkins solved all the obstacles and the need for manual intervention. It also helped to overcome network delay.”
Gyan Gupta, Principal Consultant, Automotive Research & Development

Solution & Results: Using Jenkins, integration between multiple environments was done with very manual intervention and set up. It was done using a master pipeline and it runs smoothly, and saves me time and  effort. 

 I used Jenkins as an integration tool. First I installed slave agents on my target servers and connected all the required interfaces like Artifactory, Bitbucket, etc. This setup works on a single click. I even automated post-deployment verifications. It made my life and this project so much easier.

Of note: the Jira plugin made life easy and it was simple to generate Allure reports and publish them on Confluence.

The results are the true selling point! They include: 

  • deployment efficiency with same day turnaround 
  • build is performed in couple of minutes 
  • user notifications sent automatically 
  • delivery alert triggered to Ops team 
  • runtime reports generated and sent effortlessly

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