Building Jenkins Pipeline Visualization Dashboard

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.
  • React-D3 is a Javascript library to build reusable components and interactive charts. React-D3 is a highly composable and declarative chart library, creates different types of charts such as line chart or bar chart and many more.

 

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.
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