Overview of Building Interactive Dashboard with Jenkins
- Jenkins is an open-source Java-based third-party server, which provides a content-based dashboard.
- It helps organizations to build, test, and deploy projects automatically for each & every change and commits they made in their files or projects.
Challenges for Building the Dashboard
Jenkins already offers a handful of third-party dashboards with many features that an organization and user need to builds, test, and deploy their software, but the existing dashboard is -
- Less Interactive and Flexible.
- No Proper listing of projects, jobs, builds, and builds status.
- Content-Based Dashboard with fewer visualizations.
Solution Offerings for Building the Dashboard
- Implement a Read-Only dashboard for Jenkins using Jenkins REST API for data, and React.JS and D3.JS Charts to build a flexible, interactive, graphical Jenkins Dashboard.
- First, integrate D3 Charts Library with the React Application.
- Use Jenkins REST API and manipulate to visualize different types of charts and data in the dashboard.
Some of the primary vital features of React.JS Based Jenkins Dashboard are -
- Responsive, Cross browser & flexible Dashboard UI.
- Manipulate the REST API data as per requirement.
- Live data update according to the existing Jenkins Dashboard.
- Graph-based view of data using React D3 Charts libraries.
- Filter based view of data(like last 15, 30 days, or custom date range, builds status & many more).
- Quickly get the status of last committed changes or jobs and many more.