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Beginning Jenkins Blue Ocean

Create Elegant Pipelines With Ease

  • Covers the visual pipeline editor, pipeline visualization, and pipeline diagnosis in Blue Ocean

  • Includes tools to help you write declarative pipelines with ease

  • Teaches extending pipelines using shared libraries


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Nikhil Pathania
    Pages 1-28
  3. Nikhil Pathania
    Pages 29-60
  4. Nikhil Pathania
    Pages 61-139
  5. Nikhil Pathania
    Pages 141-190
  6. Nikhil Pathania
    Pages 191-209
  7. Nikhil Pathania
    Pages 211-231
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-246

About this book


Dive deep into Jenkins Blue Ocean and discover how easy creating a pipeline can be. You’ll see how Blue Ocean provides a better user experience when designing, running, and visualizing pipelines. This book shows you its intuitive user interface and its powerful pipeline editor and how this makes it a tool for everyone.

Beginning Jenkins Blue Ocean starts with an introduction to Blue Ocean, followed by a step-by-step guide on how to set it up. You’ll learn how to create a pipeline for every branch and pull request on your Git, GitHub, and GitLab repositories. You'll experience the improved pipeline visualization and log diagnosis features in Blue Ocean. 

Later you will go beyond the visual pipeline editor to learn the declarative syntax and gain better control over your pipelines. Then, you'll take a look at some tools to enable you to write pipeline code in the declarative syntax. You will also learn to extend delivery pipelines with Jenkins shared libraries.

You will:
  • Discover Jenkins Blue Ocean and how to use it
  • Create elegant pipelines using the visual pipeline editor
  • Work with the declarative pipeline syntax 
  • Use tools that help you write declarative pipeline code 
  • Extend pipelines with Jenkins shared libraries
  • Visualize pipelines from classic Jenkins in Blue Ocean
  • Configure and view test results in Blue Ocean
  • Accurately diagnose pipeline failures using improved pipeline visualization
  • Create multibranch pipeline projects for your Git, GitHub, and GitLab repositories


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BrandeDenmark

About the authors

Nikhil Pathania is currently practicing DevOps at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Denmark. He has been working in the DevOps industry for over ten years. Nikhil started his career in software configuration management as an SCM engineer and later moved on to learn various other tools and technologies in the field of automation and DevOps. 

During his career, Nikhil has architected and implemented continuous integration and continuous delivery solutions across diverse IT projects. He enjoys finding new and better ways to automate and improve manual processes.

In his spare time, Nikhil likes to read, write, and meditate. He is an avid climber, and now hikes and cycles.

You can reach Nikhil on Twitter at @otrekpiko.

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