How To Use Shared Libraries In A Jenkins Pipeline?

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As Agile methodology picks pace, tools that enable faster time to deliver software got more prominence. Jenkins, arguably the widely used DevOps automation tool, helps companies achieve the full benefits of Agile methodology. For most developers & testers, Jenkins is not something new. It actually became part and parcel of their job description. In this article, let’s discuss how to use Jenkins effectively by using Jenkins Shared Library.

For beginners on Jenkins, I would recommend reading our article Best Jenkins Pipeline Tutorial For Beginners before continuing to read this Jenkins pipeline shared library tutorial.

Jenkinsfile

In the world of Jenkins, a pipeline is the smallest unit every Jenkins user interacts with. Jenkins pipeline can be defined either by using a Jenkinsfile or GUI (Graphical user interface). We recommend Jenkinsfile over GUI, as GUI may prove ineffective for complex requirements.

Jenkinsfile is just a text file where we write pipeline…



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