"Hudson is a web-based continuous integration (CI) tool written in Java."
Main users of Hudson are SMEs and large companies, as well as well-known brands, such as eBay, Hewlett-Packard, MySQL, JBoss, Xerox, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Goldman-Sachs. It is known for ease of use and broad extensibility.
Continuous Integration means that members of software development team can integrate their work regularly several times per day.
As for Hudson, this tool is written in Java, and runs in a servlet container, such as Apache Tomcat or the GlassFish application server. However, it is not restricted to the Java world: Many companies use Hudson to automate their software development in C/C++, C#, PHP, Groovy, Scala, and many other languages.
Hudson is part of the open source Eclipse Foundation.
Building/testing software projects continuously
Monitoring executions of externally-run jobs
Change set support
JUnit/TestNG test reporting
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Hudson only needs a Java 6 or newer runtime. It can be installed on Unix/Linux and Windows.
Yes, Hudson offers REST API.
This service is used as a Continuous Integration (CI) tool.
Main users of Hudson are SMEs and large companies, as well as big well-known brands, such as eBay, Hewlett-Packard, MySQL, JBoss, Xerox, Yahoo, LinkedIn, or Goldman-Sachs.
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