Building a Spring Boot Application in Jenkins

Building a Spring Boot Application in Jenkins

Spring Boot is an open-source Java-based framework. In this project, we will be seeing how we can build our Spring Boot maven based Java project in Jenkins using CI/CD pipeline.


Jenkins should be installed in server: http://{ip}:{port}

The remote git repository with spring boot source code.

Building a sample Java Program in Jenkins using GIT

How to Create a New Job

To build this project using Pipeline, after installing Pipeline plugin, you please select the New Item menu in the Jenkins homepage to create a new Jenkins job.

Pipeline Section

Jenkins Pipeline (or simply "Pipeline") is a suite of plugins that supports implementing and integrating continuous delivery pipelines into Jenkins.

A continuous delivery pipeline is an automated expression of your process for getting software from version control right through to your users and customers.

Jenkins Pipeline provides an extensible set of tools for modelling simple-to-complex delivery pipelines “as code”. The definition of a Jenkins Pipeline is typically written into a text file (called a Jenkinsfile) which in turn is checked into a project’s source control repository.

Why do we need Jenkins Pipeline?

Let’s say you are developing an application that you want to build, test, and deploy. Therefore you need three jobs for building, testing, and deploying, respectively. So after creating three jobs and chaining them into a sequence, the build plugin will run them as a pipeline job.

There are two types of Jenkins Pipeline code:

1. Declarative Pipeline
2. Scripted Pipeline

Declarative Pipeline Blocks

The following is a simple demonstration of building a pipeline to run multiple stages, each performing a specific task.

1. The Pipeline block
2. Agent block
3. Option block
4. Tools block
5. Environment block

By going through this project, you will understand how getting Jenkins running and building a Spring Boot project can be quite straightforward. Obviously, in a proper setup, you won’t want to be running Jenkins on your local machine, as you’ll need high availability and most likely access by other team members. If you’re using AWS consider running Jenkins in an ECS or EKS cluster.

The project can be explained clearly in the below steps.

1. Introduction
2. Create New Job
3. Pipeline section
4. Types of Pipeline
5. Declarative Pipeline Blocks
6. Jenkins file
7. Output
8. Conclusion
9. Module Test

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