The Jenkins Community Newsletter

Spring 2012 - Volume 2

Jenkins Tours the World

Jenkins and I are excited to be traveling to six Jenkins User Conferences (JUC) this year! We hope you can join us for a full day of learning, networking, fun and festivities in…

Even better, enrich the conference yourself – submit an abstract and speak! To experience what JUC is like, you can watch the highlights video from the 2011 San Francisco JUC. It will give you a feel for the quality of our speakers, the learning – and, yes, the fun that went on!

We also want to extend our sincere thanks to all of the companies who are making JUC possible this year. If you think your company can support the Jenkins community by sponsoring JUC, we’d love to hear from you.

Platinum sponsor

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Learn more and register… 

Table of Contents:
Jenkins Tours the World
Jenkins CIA Program: No Longer Undercover…
Jenkins UI: Getting Better All the Time
Watch Out for Jenkins Security Advisories
Hot Jenkins Plugins
Selenium, Jenkins, Robots, Oh My!
The Lighter Side
Jenkins in the Cloud

A word from CloudBees
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Are you doing something exciting with Jenkins? Send us a short overview and we’ll share it with the community! Just drop an email to

Upcoming Jenkins Events
Jenkins Training – May 4, San Francisco, taught by Jenkins founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi
Jenkins User Conference Paris – April 17
Jenkins User Conference New York – May 17
Two Great Plugins Now Open Source

CloudBees has open-sourced two Jenkins plugins...

Credentials plugin
File Leak Detector plugin
What’s New in Jenkins?

Stay in touch with the latest Jenkins improvements with the ChangeLog

Jenkins and UberSVN

Jenkins is now fully integrated with WANdisco’s UberSVN ALM platform for Subversion, and you can get it right from their UberAPPS store. You can even buy Jenkins support for the integrated system there too!

Jenkins Usage Stats

Wow, we’re growing fast! Take a look…

Why We Love Jenkins! The Community Speaks...

Enthusiastic Jenkins users talk about why they love the tool so much in these up-close-and-personal videos (taken at JUC 2011).



jenkins cia program

No Longer Undercover…

For years, we've been hearing about covert installations of Jenkins by groups of developers within larger companies. Rogue engineers, frustrated by the lack of continuous integration would download jenkins.war and run it off their workstation. As time went on, word-of-mouth within the organization spread Jenkins far and wide.

Today we announce an initiative to help support these rogue agents: the Jenkins CIA Program.

Become an agent…

jenkins Ui

Getting Better All the Time

The Jenkins community is making a concerted effort to spiff up its UI, as you’ll see in the latest releases. Check out both the visible improvements, described by Nicolas DeLoof, and the under-the-covers improvements, outlined by Kohsuke. Or take a look at the ideas for additional improvements on the Jenkins wiki.


Watch Out for Jenkins
Security Advisories

Security Advisory releases plug vulnerability, so you should really keep an eye out for these… and deploy them!

Learn more from Kohsuke…

Featured Plugins

Hot Jenkins Plugins

Get to know the ins and outs of some of our favorite Jenkins plugins…

And keep your ears open for some awesome new plugins to be announced soon!

Selenium, Jenkins, Robots, Oh My!

The Selenium and Jenkins communities, together with EventBrite (who uses both), got together for an excellent meetup on March 14. Catch the videos here. Or throw your own meetup and let the Jenkins CIA program help you out!

The Lighter Side

shouldn’t it be blue…?

Humor courtesy of Geek and Poke

Hopefully see you at JUC! In the meantime, if you have other suggestions or thoughts on how to make Continuous Information more useful to you, please send the newsletter team a note.

Lisa Wells
Managing Editor, Continuous Information

Kohsuke Kawaguchi
Technical Editor, Continuous Information

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