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CI/CD

NIMBLE uses Jenkins for CI/CD.

How to setup and configure Jenkins
Follow the standard installation of the latest LTS version: https://www.jenkins.io/download/

List of required plugins
NIMBLE is using the “GitHub Integration Plugin” and “GitHub Pull Request Builder” in order to trigger builds for every repository in the organization.
Futhermore, “SSH Agent Plugin” and “SSH Build Plugin” are required to connect to the according VMs.
Optionally, “Email Extension Plugin” and “Global Slack Notifier Plugin” can be used to integrate notifications.

Explanation of Jenkinsfile settings
Each repository holds a Jenkinsfile in its root folder.
Usually those are designed in the following manner:
– Trigger a build and deploy to the Staging environments when pushing changes to the staging branch
– Trigger a build when pushing to the master branch
– Trigger a build and deploy to the Production environments when pushing a new tag number (release)