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Jenkins: How to Sync Local Repository with GitLab / Trigger from GitLab

If you want to update your code in the local repository from git (gitlab, github, gitorious), you need to run git pull  into your repository. If you want to do this by Jenkins, you can create a job that can perform this action. There may be easier way to solve it but you can follow the instruction below: Create a Job to Pull the repo Jenkins > New Item > Freestyle Project > "OK" Build > Build Steps > Execute Windows Batch Command> Enter your command and save it Install GitLab Hook Plugin Jenkins > Manage Jenkins > Manage Plugins > Find Correct Plugin > Install it Create Deploy Keys on GitLab GitLab > Your Project Page > Settings > Deploy Keys > Click 'New Deploy Key' Be sure that you are changing your project settings! Create Deploy Keys and Services on GitLab GitLab > Your Project Page > Settings > Services > Click 'GitLab CI' Enter token, run the fo

Configuration of Jenkins on Windows Server for Capybara and Calabash Projects

I think the most challenging part of test automation is nowadays having Continuous Integration and one step more is having Continuous Deployment. These two terms have been a buzzwords around the software community, and everyone is talking about them but there are very few companies that can apply these. The reasons behind this can be listed as: Mis-understanding of agile and scrum Lack of "real" test engineers and Lack of Dev-ops culture  Lack of stable test environments  Lack of vision in the software industry, which saving the day is more critical than saving the future Out-of-budget, not investing on good people but investing in tools On the other hand, there are lots of open-source tools that you can just build and configure your own CI, and maybe next step goes to continuous deployment. In this post, I want to explain how you can set up CI on a Windows server. I will use the following tools/technology and language: Ruby, Gem (many Gems), Capybara, Cucumbe

Basics of Continuous Integration(CI)

Continuos Integration shortly as CI is a development practice which developers push their code frequently to the development environment and then automated build system build the code and then test it and gives feedback about the newly added code. By this way, codes are added to the main repository in a small piece which reduces the complexity and deltas between new code and the code in development environment. Developers also can reach the latest build code easily. Think that every developer pushes one time in a day, the delta is just a day but if they push one time for week then the delta is 5 times bigger, correspondingly complexity is also 5 times bigger. CI Pipeline One of the biggest problem for delivering a feature late is spending longer time for testing product and fixing defects. A classical approach tells us to test at the end of the development but it is usual that planned time is consumed during analysis and development periods. Therefore, after the develo