An extension for Visual Studio Code that aids in debugging pipeline scripts and shared libraries. This
extension is generally designed around the replay
capability in Jenkins.
- Connect to any number of Jenkins servers.
- Browse jobs and builds in a tree view.
- Refresh jobs to see current status.
- Easily open jobs and builds in a web browser.
- View logs for builds in a new document tab.
- Filter out disabled jobs.
- Debug pipeline scripts and shared libraries (aka Replay).
- Launch Replay from any build or job.
- See all pipeline script and shared library files used in the previous build.
- Edit files from the previous build, to be submitted when a new replay is triggered.
- See build log in VS Code output window.
- Files mentioned in errors in the log are linked directly to the files shown in the file list.
- Output window shows incremental build log output, just like the Jenkins web views.
- Errors found in the build log are highlighted in the source code.
- Compare pipeline script and shared library files with the original files from the previous build.
- Compare pipeline script and shared library files with files found in the current workspace.
- Trigger a build with local changes made to files.
- Automatically tracks the new build, showing log output and files.
The following is a typical workflow using Jenkins Jockey to debug pipeline scripts and shared libraries:
Add a Jenkins server:
Find a job and activate replay:
Find errors in files:
Make edits to the files (remember to save):
Run the replay with your new changes:
Repeat steps 4-6 as needed.
Some additional things to do:
Rename your server:
Always check contextual menus, there's usually more!
It is quite possible that Jeknins Jockey will display a job with
(unknown) as a suffix if you have some
plugins installed on your Jenkins server that create unknown types of jobs or job containers. In this event,
you can correct this problem by right-clicking on the item in the tree with
(unknown) in the name and choose
whether it is a job or job container (folder).
This extension contributes the following settings:
jenkinsJockey.servers: The list of servers (array of objects), where each server specifies a
property (the root of the server), and a
label for the server
"label": "my server label"
jenkinsJockey.extraJobClasses: a list of Jenkins classes to consider jobs. This can be used to resolve job
items in the browser with
(unknown) that are not usable.
jenkinsJockey.extraJobContainerClasses: a list of Jenkins classes to consider job containers. This can be
used to resolve items in the browser with
(unknown) that are not usable.
jenkinsJockey.hideDisabled: if checked, hides disabled jobs from the job browser.
- Fixed log file display for active replay while still building.
- Fixed replay not submitting current file contents (what was in the editor).
- Fixed renaming jobs corrupting the configuration. May require deleing workspace configuration entries for
jenkinsJockey (everything should be global).
- Add a command to trigger a build from the job tree (no parameters).
- Add a command to trigger a build with parameters from the job tree.
- Add a command to save groovy file changes in the replay to the open workspace.
An API is available to access the functionality and data of this extension. Please see the
wiki on the GitHub project page for details.
Please report any issues or requests on the GitHub
Jenkins Jockey is released under the MIT License.