Creating Pipelines

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A basic Pipeline can be created in either of the following ways:

  • By entering a script directly in the Jenkins web UI.

  • By creating a Jenkinsfile which can be checked into a project’s source control repository.

The syntax for defining a Pipeline with either approach is the same, but while Jenkins supports entering Pipeline directly into the web UI, it’s generally considered best practice to define the Pipeline in a Jenkinsfile which Jenkins will then load directly from source control. [1]

The Jenkins project maintains a Pipeline Syntax Reference which may useful to refer to when creating a Jenkinsfile.