Jenkins Pipelines


The talk will be given in German. On demand the language can be switched to English. Slides are in English.


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Der Vortrag findet am 15.03.2017 um 19:00 Uhr in der Uni Mannheim A5, 6 im Raum C013 statt (Anfahrtsbeschreibung).


Pipelines are a central element of Continuous Delivery and break the delivery process down into multiple stages. By visualizing the flow through the pipeline, the delivery team receives feedback about the status of a change made to the delivered software project.

The implementation of such pipelines using the popular Jenkins CI software has been pretty rough until the public release of a whole set of plugins earlier this year. These pipeline plugins are under very active development and now bring decent support for both pipeline visualization as well as configuration using an own domain specific language.

The talk will give an overview over Jenkins’ new pipeline plugins, as well as different ways to define pipelines as code, i.e., manually, by scanning all repos of a Github organization, and via the shared library. By describing a setup for automated testing and releasing of Chef cookbooks, some of the features offered by Jenkins pipelines will be demonstrated (Jenkins instance is publicly available at Further reading:


Steffen lives in Würzburg and is about to finish his PhD in computer science with a focus on software-based networks. In his spare time, he maintains the project infrastructure of the TYPO3 project.