Slack notifications in Jenkins

One of the most important things in Jenkins is the ability to being extended by plugins. Jenkins is an Open Source project, so we can see what happens inside, and we can not only contribute to the Jenkins core but also create our own plugins. But the popularity of Jenkins causes that many functionalities that we would like to implement, have been already developed! This situation we have with Slack – if we want Slack notifications in Jenkins, then we can just use a Slack plugin! When I’m writing this post, the Slack plugin is actively maintained. Why should I Continue reading

Free IT e-books with Jenkins

Maybe some of you know PacktPub – part of the Pack Publishing Limited Company. They publish once a day a free IT e-books, which can be saved and downloaded from the account. Every day one can download another e-book from the very big library. It’s a really really great possibility, but it has one, serious problem. We must remember to take a look at the page every day. Without this, we may miss something interesting. Moreover, manual checking is not what we want to do. You wouldn’t be there if you like doing manual things, which can be done automatically! Continue reading