The ‘as code’ paradigm is about being able to reproduce and/or restore a full environment within minutes based on recipes and automation, managed as code.
Setting up Jenkins is a complex process, as both Jenkins and its plugins require some tuning and configuration, with dozens of parameters to set within the web UI manage section.
Jenkins Configuration as Code provides the ability to define this whole configuration as a simple, human-friendly, plain text yaml syntax. Without any manual steps, this configuration can be validated and applied to a Jenkins master in a fully reproducible way. With JCasC, setting up a new Jenkins master will become a no-brainer event.
Fully working Jenkins master with:
no hands on keyboard
no click on UI
No need to write glue code for every supported plugin
Most plugins supported out of the box
Others can bundle adapter code
Questions about the use of configuration as code should be asked on the Jenkins Users mailing list (prefix the subject line with
Questions related to the development of the plugin should be asked on the Jenkins Developers mailing list (just prefix the subject line with
The source code
Feature requests, bugs and so on are currently tracked via the github issue tracker
The purpose of JCasC Office Hours meeting is to discuss current issues but also short and long term future of the plugin
The meeting takes place on Wednesdays, 9am (UTC+1) every two weeks.
Meetings will be announced at Event Calendar
Hangouts On Air is used to host and stream the meeting on Jenkins Youtube channel. Link to the actual meeting is always shared a few minutes before the meeting at configuration-as-code-plugin gitter channel
Minutes of Meeting are available for everyone interested
JCasC development tools improvement is a funded CommunityBridge project to improve the experience of administrators and developers creating and maintaining JCasC YAML files.