Applies to Zephyr Scale Server/Data Center 8.0, last modified on November 24, 2020

Jenkins is a continuous-integration (CI) tool that helps deploy software projects, run automated tests while building a project, and monitor results. If you choose to, you can install and configure an automated testing tool, such as Cucumber, and a CI tool, such as Jenkins, to work with Zephyr Scale. This approach allows you to create BDD-Gherkin test cases. Once the test cases are approved, they can be exported manually, which generates a feature file parsable by Cucumber or pulled automatically from a Jenkins' build task.

Minimum System Requirement

Supported versions of Jenkins include 2.138.4 and above.

Automating the BDD workflow still requires the use of an external test automation tool which parses the standard BDD feature files and links it to an automated test code. You will need to implement the step definitions, which is the code that executes according to the sequence of steps defined in the feature files. Once the tests have been executed within the CI pipeline, the Zephyr Scale API, used, for example, by the Jenkins plugin post-build task, can send the test results back to Jira and publish them in the test cases.

Download Jenkins’s Zephyr Scale plugin

Here’s a look at the basic workflow:

The basic wokflow

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Want to give it a try? Check out Configuring Jenkins.

See Also

Configuring Jenkins

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