Using Jenkins to Build COBOL Applications

The following sections describe aspects of Visual COBOL's behavior that you need to configure to enable your Visual COBOL system to work with Jenkins.

In a Jenkins environment you often use Jenkins installed on a master machine to control processes that execute on a number of other machines (agents) running different operating systems that also have Visual COBOL installed. In such configurations, it is useful to have the same Visual COBOL configuration settings on all agents.

Micro Focus recommends that you install Visual COBOL using the same default settings and locations on all Windows and UNIX machines where you will execute your build, test, analysis and deployment tasks. This will make it easier to configure your Jenkins projects.