Month: June 2011

Build Pipeline Plugin Release 1.2.2

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We are pleased to announce the availability of version 1.2.2.
The release addressed bugs.

Bug Fixes

The following defects have been resolved. Remaining defects are visible from the google code issue tracker (

Defect ID Summary
42 Renaming pipeline jobs breaks pipeline
47 Build Pipeline View cannot display full downstream projects
48 Downstream parameterized job picking up upstream settings


The documentation is available from theĀ Hudson andĀ Jenkins wikis.

BRIEFING: Delivering Better Software (Tests as a Communication Tool)

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Come and join us for drinks, socialising and a special presentation
This will be a really informal session, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and interact. If that doesn’t sell it to you, how about the FREE DRINKS??

The Talk

Completing the circle: Automated web tests, ATDD and Acceptance Tests as a team communication tool

Acceptance Test Driven Development, or ATDD, has proven to be a very effective technique, both for driving and guiding development, and for enhancing communication between developers and other project stakeholders. But why stop there? Well designed Acceptance Tests can also act as a formidable documentation source and communication tool. Indeed, when written in a narrative, BDD-type style, Acceptance Tests have the potential to document in detail how the user interacts with the application.
In this talk we will look at the role of automated Acceptance Tests not only for testing, but also as part of the whole development lifecycle, from writing the user stories right through to deploying the application. We will also look at ways to make your automated acceptance tests more expressive and how to use them more effectively as a communication, reporting and documentation tool.
Finally, we will present and demonstrate a new open source library that helps developers and testers write automated acceptance tests for web applications using WebDriver/Selenium 2. This library also produces clean, narrative-style reports illustrated with screenshots that effectively describe the application’s functionality and behaviour, as well as any regressions or pending features.

The Speaker

CEO of Wakaleo Consulting, John is an experienced consultant and trainer specialising in Enterprise Java, Web Development, and Open Source technologies. John is well known in the Java community for his many published articles, and as author of Java Power Tools, and Jenkins: The Definitive Guide.
John helps organisations around the world to improve their Java development processes and infrastructures and provides training and mentoring in open source technologies, Test Driven Development (TDD, BDD and ATDD), Automated Web Testing, SDLC tools, and agile development processes in general.

The Begging

A fascinating subject that should give you some great ideas and techniques to take back to your team.
This is our first joint event and we’d really appreciate your support. We’ve booked a big room and need to fill it! PLEASE BRING YOUR FRIENDS…


Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (GMT+1000)


Combined Services Club (upstairs)
5-7 Barrack Street
(Cnr of Clarence, next to Officeworks)
Sydney, New South Wales 2000


So complete the free registration at:


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We are pleased to announce the availability of version 1.2.1.
The release addressed bugs and enhancements.


  1. Retry Failed Jobs

  2. If a job in the pipeline fails, the job will now display a “Retry” button. This allows the user to retry this job, with the parent build remaining as the trigger and continue the build pipeline.

  3. Restrict the Trigger Button to the Latest Build

  4. When configuring a build pipeline view a new option “Restrict Trigger to the Most Recent Build” has been added.
    If set to “Yes” it will only allow the most recent build pipeline to display a “Trigger” button.
    If set to “No” all builds displayed on the view will have a manual trigger button.


The following defects have been resolved. Remaining defects are visible from the google code issue tracker (

Defect ID Summary
33 plugin interfering with job renames/deletes


The documentation is available from the Hudson and Jenkins wikis.