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1 AUTOBUILD Build and Deployment Automation Solution

2 2 What is Autobuild? Ant/Python-based build/deployment/configuration framework with extensive support for IBM products (WAS, Portal, WPS/WESB, DataPower). Comes pre-packaged/integrated with open source build server “Luntbuild” to support cont. integration, release management. Also supports Hudson. Other build servers can be used. Full lifecycle automation: compile, package, deploy, test (Junit, WebTest Canoo and soapUI). Tight integration with Eclipse/RAD/WID.

3 3 Key Features Support building of JAR, WAR, EAR, Web services, EJB 2/3, portlets, portal themes, portlet factory. The notion of “environment” is built into the core – intuitive file format to manage your env. properties (no XML). Automatic generation of build scripts based on a project directory structure/Eclipse/RAD settings. No Ant scripts. Dependency management via Eclipse/RAD/WID classpath. No properties or XML/POM files to manage. Change your dependencies directly from IDE.

4 4 Demo – Build Dashboard

5 5 Demo – Build Status

6 6 Demo – Build Configuration

7 7 Key Benefits Complete automation of your build/deployment process, improved turnaround and reliability. Developers are freed up to focus on developing applications. Adding new applications/components requires no scripting. Agile development support, incl. continuous integration, automated unit and integration testing. Improved operations via centralized configuration management of your environments. Improved security, accountability and transparency.

8 8 WAS Support Minimal manual configuration-most parameters inferred from the project structure. Example – modules targeting: WAS 6.0, WAS 6.1 and WAS 7 support. Automatic binaries distribution to remote nodes. Automatic application startup – application is fully deployed and available after the build.

9 9 WAS Support –Cont’d Extensive checks before deployment – is node agent up? Is at least one server up? Multi-cluster support for same app./diff. versions deployed into diff. clusters. Automatic targeting to Web servers for web apps. Resources (DataSource, JMS) configuration via “declarative” jython scripts (property file-based version is in the works).

10 10 WPS/WESB Support Integration with “serviceDeploy” command to generate WPS code. No need to install/mount WESB or WID on the build machine; all deployments are remote. EAR files are generated based on WID projects. SCA library dependencies are handled automatically. Import endpoints are updated automatically based on the target environment (can be done separately from deployment) – also works for non-WESB clients. Long-running processes support – warns/stops if there are running instances.

11 11 DataPower Support WSDL, XSD, XSLT files are automatically uploaded to the device as part of the build. Multiple files can be uploaded based on a pattern. Automatically creates directory structure that mirrors local structure. Support for configuration templates – initially created by exporting configuration, could be split in multiple files. Values in an exported configuration could be overridden in an external XML fragment so that base config could be re-exported without changes.

12 12 soapUI Support soapUI tests run automatically after deployment. Different tests suites can be executed for different environments (e.g., full for development, smoke for QA). Endpoints are automatically updated based on the target environment. Test reports are automatically generated and published on the build server. (in progress) Support for environment-specific property files.

13 13 Monitoring Build server provides scheduling, log collection, notifications for monitoring jobs. JMX-based monitoring of server availability or other parameters (e.g., heap). Periodically runs Canoo or soapUI script to test availability.

14 14 Other Features Support for the promotional lifecycle: deploy, configure, test. “Group” builds – build multiple projects with a single push of a button. Extensive WebSphere Portal and portlets support. Integration with FindBugs static code analysis tool. Numerous configuration properties – e.g., can be used to override/complement Eclipse. Great extensibility - most Ant targets of Python scripts can be extended without changing Autobuild code.

15 15 Autobuild Implementation Service Analyze your environment and processes. Install/configure the framework and the build server. Configure target environments for deployments. Extend the framework if needed. Enable build/deployment of your applications. Knowledge transfer. End result: automation of your build/deploy process.

16 16 Autobuild Support Service MyArch is notified every time there is a build failure. We do incident analysis/triage with you. Prompt bug fixes. Help with environment and project configuration files. (optionally) Build/deployment configuration in a build server. Lifetime free new versions for your product set.

17 17 Q&A

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