Automating deployment pipelines using Open DevOps solutions
Use DevOps practices such as continuous integration and continuous delivery to quickly move application changes from development, through testing, and to deployment. Use Pega Platform tools and common third-party tools to implement DevOps.
You can set up a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipeline that uses a Pega repository in which you can store and test software and a third-party automation server such as Jenkins that starts jobs and performs operations on your software. Use a CI/CD pipeline to quickly detect and resolve issues before deploying your application to a production environment.
For example, you can configure an automation server with REST services to automatically merge branches after you publish them to a Pega repository. You can also configure Jenkins to create branch reviews, run PegaUnit tests, and return the status of a merge.
- Downloading and installing prpcServiceUtils
Download and install prpcServiceUtils so that you can use it with Jenkins deploy applications.
- Using prpcServiceUtils and Jenkins for automated application deployment
You can use Jenkins to automate exporting and importing Pega Platform applications. Download the prpcServiceUtils command-line tool and configure Jenkins to export or import archives. You can use a single Jenkins build job to both export and import an application archive, or you can create separate jobs for each task.
- Running test cases and suites with the Execute Tests service
You can use the Execute Tests service (REST API) to validate the quality of your code after every build is created by running unit test cases that are configured for the application.