Nicer Jenkins Views - Build Monitor Plugin

While migrating and upgrading an old install of Jenkins over to version 2 the topic of adding some new views came up in conversation and the quite shiny Jenkins CI Build Monitor Plugin came up as a pretty, and quick to deploy, option.

Using some canned test jobs we did a manual deploy of the plugin, configured a view on our testing machine, and I have to say it looks as good, and as easily readable from a few desks away, as we’d hoped.

Screen shot of the Jenkins Build Monitor Plugin. Lots of green and red boxes

The next step is to apply the true utility test, leave it in place for a week or so and then remove it and see if anyone notices. If they do we’ll add some puppet scaffolding and roll it out to all the environments.