POTD: iOS device detection in Jenkins

I was talking to my colleague Mark Prichard about mobile development with Jenkins, and I came up with this idea. If you are doing iOS app testing with real devices, you need to tether the device with a computer so that you can push the app-to-be-tested to the device. In a local development environment, you’d…

Installing plugins to Jenkins without restart

Today I’m going to talk about the upcoming feature in Jenkins 1.442 (to be released today), which allows you to finally install plugins without restarting Jenkins. As I’ll discuss later, internally this is somewhat of an involving work. But for users, this is a very simple feature that doesn’t involve any learning curve. You’ll go…