The first alpha builds of Jenkins 2.0 have been released, setting the open source continuous integration project on track for a Spring release.
The project flagged up the new build’s Pipeline as Code functionality, which it said would allow users to define configuration as code, making it “easier to create simple ‘build and test’ pipelines.” More advanced pipelines can be constructed using the Groovy-based domain specific language.
The project also trumpeted the new version’s serving up of a set of recommended plugins to help new users get up and running quickly. Established users can of course define their own plugins. The interface has also had a general tidy-up.