Unlike compiled languages, Python doesn’t need a "build" per se. Python projects can still benefit greatly from using Jenkins for continuous integration and delivery.

In the Python ecosystem there are tools which can be integrated into Jenkins for testing/reporting such as:

  • nose2 and pytest for executing unit tests and generating JUnit-compatible XML test reports and Cobertura-compatible code coverage reports.

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  • pylint for generating code quality reports which can be integrated directly into Jenkins for trending and reporting purposes.

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Below are a collection of miscellaneous resources for working with Python on top of Jenkins. If you believe something is missing, please click the link at the lower right ("Improve this page") and submit a pull request!