A while back - too long ago - I started a series of blog posts about getting up and running with Jenkins for continuous integration. I left off with talking about Apache ANT (which stands for Another Neat Tool). ANT is basically XML which allows you to tell Jenkins the steps you'd like to take to "build" your site continuously. Installing ANT was not as straightforward as I thought, so I'd like to share a bit of my experience so that hopefully it will be smooth sailing for you.
It's been a couple months now that I blogged about getting started with Jenkins and ColdFusion, so I wanted to make a point of writing a follow-up. Automation is going to save me a lot of time, so it's time to get cracking!
Last night at the Seattle CFUG meeting, Matt Woodward and Nick Harvey introduced us to Jenkins. Jenkins is what's called a continuous integration application. Here's an overview of how it works: