Continuous Delivery for Java Apps – Build a CD Pipeline Step by Step Using Kubernetes, Docker, Vagrant, Jenkins, Spring, Maven and Artifactory

  • Title: Continuous Delivery for Java Apps: Build a CD Pipeline Step by Step Using Kubernetes, Docker, Vagrant, Jenkins, Spring, Maven and Artifactory
  • Author: Jorge Acetozi
  • Print Length: 587 pages
  • Publisher: Leanpub
  • Publication Date: December 14, 2017), Kindle (February 7, 2018))
  • ASIN: B078B3FJ7J
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“This book will guide you through the implementation of the real-world Continuous Delivery using top-notch technologies. Instead of finishing this book thinking “I know what Continuous Delivery is, but I have no idea how to implement it”, you will end up with your machine set up with a Kubernetes cluster running Jenkins Pipelines in a distributed and scalable fashion (each Pipeline run on a new Jenkins slave dynamically allocated as a Kubernetes pod) to test (unit, integration, acceptance, performance and smoke tests), build (with Maven), release (to Artifactory), distribute (to Docker Hub) and deploy (on Kubernetes) a Spring Boot app to testing, staging and production environments implementing the Canary Release deployment pattern.”


Scrum and Continuous Integration
Deployed vs Released
Scrum and Continuous Delivery
XP and Continuous Delivery
Automated Tests
Continuous Integration
Feature Branch
Continuous Delivery
Continuous Delivery Pipeline
Continuous Delivery vs Continuous Deployment
Canary Release
A/B Tests
Feature Flags

The Notepad Application
Automated Tests
Unit Tests
Integration Tests
Acceptance Tests
Page Object
Distributed Acceptance Tests with Selenium-Grid
Smoke Tests
Performance Tests with
Apache Maven
Maven Snapshot vs Release
The Default Lifecycle and its Phases
Maven Repositories
Repository Manager (Artifactory)
Maven Plugins: Surefire and Failsafe
Maven Profile
Running Unit Tests
Running Integration Tests
Running Acceptance Tests
Running Smoke Tests
Running Performance Tests
Publish Artifacts to Artifactory with Maven
Publish a Snapshot to Artifactory
Publish a Release to Artifactory
The release:prepare Goal
The release:perform Goal

Introduction to Docker
Difference Between Container and Image
Docker Hub
Create your Account
Official Docker Repositories
Image Tags
Non-Official Docker Images
Create a Repository, an Image and Push it to Docker Hub
Running Containers on Docker
Running Containers as Daemons
Container Clean Up
Naming Containers
Exposing Ports
Persistent Data with Volumes
Environment Variables
Docker Networking
Create a Bridge Network
Container Static IP Address
Linking Containers
Most Used Docker Commands
Building Docker Images: Dockerfile

Jenkins Overview
Jenkins Concepts
Job (or Project)
Node, Master, and Agent (or Slave)
Create a Slack Workspace
Integrate Slack with Jenkins
Slack Notification Plugin
Use Hubot to Interact with Jenkins
Jenkins Pipeline
Declarative Pipeline vs Scripted Pipeline
Scripted Pipeline
Using Docker with Jenkins Pipelines
Running Docker from Within the Jenkins Container
Scaling Jenkins with Slaves

Why Kubernetes?
Set up a Kubernetes Cluster using Vagrant
Hands-on Introduction to Kubernetes
Kubernetes Concepts
Replica Sets
Service Discovery using DNS
Service Discovery using Namespaces
Handling External Configurations
Config Maps
Changing Logback Log Level at Runtime
Using Secrets as Environment Variables
Using Secrets as Files from a Pod
Readiness Probes
Liveness Probes
Canary Release
Kubernetes Architecture
Kubernetes Master Components
API Server
Controller Manager
Kubernetes Node Components
Service Proxy
Kubernetes Add-ons
Web UI (Dashboard)
Monitoring Kubernetes with Heapster, InfluxDB and Grafana
Web UI Overview



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See also Continuous Delivery, Java, Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI-CD) Bibliography, Continuous Delivery in Java: Essential Tools and Best Practices for Deploying Code to Production

Continuous Delivery in Java: Essential Tools and Best Practices for Deploying Code to Production

See Java Bibliography, Continuous Delivery, DevOps Bibliography, Continuous Delivery / Continuous Integration (CI/CD) Bibliography. See also A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery in Java: Essential Tools and Best Practices for Deploying Code to Production, 1st Edition
Authors: Daniel Bryant (Author), Abraham Marín-Pérez (Author)
Print Length: 482 pages
Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 9, 2018)
Publication Date: November 9, 2018

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“Continuous delivery adds enormous value to the business and the entire software delivery lifecycle, but adopting this practice means mastering new skills typically outside of a developer’s comfort zone. In this practical book, Daniel Bryant and Abraham Marín-Pérez provide guidance to help experienced Java developers master skills such as architectural design, automated quality assurance, and application packaging and deployment on a variety of platforms.

Not only will you learn how to create a comprehensive build pipeline for continually delivering effective software, but you’ll also explore how Java application architecture and deployment platforms have affected the way we rapidly and safely deliver new software to production environments.”

  • Get advice for beginning or completing your migration to continuous delivery
  • Design architecture to enable the continuous delivery of Java applications
  • Build application artifacts including fat JARs, virtual machine images, and operating system container (Docker) images
  • Use continuous integration tooling like Jenkins, PMD, and find-sec-bugs to automate code quality checks
  • Create a comprehensive build pipeline and design software to separate the deploy and release processes
  • Explore why functional and system quality attribute testing is vital from development to delivery
  • Learn how to effectively build and test applications locally and observe your system while it runs in production”

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Microservices: A Practical Guide

See DevOps Bibliography

Author: Wolff, Eberhard (2017). A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-134-69147-3.

Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (February 24, 2017)
Publication Date: February 24, 2017

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“Microservices is an architectural approach to developing an application as a collection of small services; each service implements business capabilities, runs in its own process and communicates via HTTP APIs or messaging. Each microservice can be deployed, upgraded, scaled, and restarted independent of other services in the application, typically as part of an automated system, enabling frequent updates to live applications without impacting end customers.” Fair Use Source:

Cloud Native

Cloud Native:

What are Cloud-Native Applications?

“Cloud-native is an approach to building and running applications that exploits the advantages of the cloud computing delivery model. Cloud-native is about how applications are created and deployed, not where. While today public cloud impacts the thinking about infrastructure investment for virtually every industry, a cloud-like delivery model isn’t exclusive to public environments. It’s appropriate for both public and private clouds. Most important is the ability to offer nearly limitless computing power, on-demand, along with modern data and application services for developers. When companies build and operate applications in a cloud-native fashion, they bring new ideas to market faster and respond sooner to customer demands.” “Organizations require a platform for building and operating cloud-native applications and services that automates and integrates the concepts of DevOps, continuous delivery, microservices, and containers.” Fair Use Source:

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) says a Cloud Native strategy is about scale and resilience: “distributed systems capable of scaling to tens of thousands of self healing multi-tenant nodes”.

Cloud Native DevOps with Kubernetes

Cloud Native DevOps with Kubernetes: Building, Deploying, and Scaling Modern Applications in the Cloud
Author: John Arundel and Justin Domingus

Print Length: 346 pages
Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (March 8, 2019)
Publication Date: March 8, 2019

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