This week's book giveaway is in the Agile and Other Processes forum. We're giving away four copies of Darcy DeClute's Scrum Master Certification Guide: The Definitive Resource for Passing the CSM and PSM Exams and have Darcy DeClute on-line! See this thread for details.
Image from Amazon Title: Jenkins The Definitive Guide
Author(s): John Ferguson Smart
Publisher: O'Reilly Category: Build Tools
Amazon wrote:Streamline software development with Jenkins, the popular Java-based open source tool that has revolutionized the way teams think about Continuous Integration (CI). This complete guide shows you how to automate your build, integration, release, and deployment processes with Jenkins—and demonstrates how CI can save you time, money, and many headaches.
Ideal for developers, software architects, and project managers, Jenkins: The Definitive Guide is both a CI tutorial and a comprehensive Jenkins reference. Through its wealth of best practices and real-world tips, you'll discover how easy it is to set up a CI service with Jenkins.
I bought this book years ago and never finished reading it. The fact that it took me over 5 years to read it prevents me from giving it a higher review.
It's not a bad book though. It introduces Jenkins well. And gives you tips on what to look for. It covers different plugins (mainly for Java.) I would have liked more advanced material like things you can do with the Groovy scripting console or how to scale Jenkins. At this point, the biggest problem is that the book is over 5 years old and Jenkins has evolved a lot in that time.