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The following JDKs are installed:
We provide the function
jdk_switcher, available as a setup command, to choose the JDK for your builds.
This function can take one of two commands,
usewill select the given JDK by changing the java executables, and setting JAVA_HOME and JRE_HOME.
homewill print out the value of JAVA_HOME for a given JDK (but make no modifications).
The valid values for
home are openjdk7, oraclejdk7, oraclejdk8 and oraclejdk9.
By default, OpenJDK 7 is selected. The following would be the resulting Java version, JAVA_HOME, and JRE_HOME for each JDK:
jdk_switcher home openjdk7 # /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64 jdk_switcher use openjdk7 echo $JAVA_HOME # /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64 echo $JRE_HOME # /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre java -version # java version "1.7.0_151" # OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.6.11) (7u151-2.6.11-2ubuntu0.14.04.1) # OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.151-b01, mixed mode)
jdk_switcher home oraclejdk7 # /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle jdk_switcher use oraclejdk7 echo $JAVA_HOME # /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle echo $JRE_HOME # /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle/jre java -version # java version "1.7.0_80" # Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_80-b15) # Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.80-b11, mixed mode)
jdk_switcher home oraclejdk8 # /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle jdk_switcher use oraclejdk8 echo $JAVA_HOME # /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle echo $JRE_HOME # /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre java -version # java version "1.8.0_161" # Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_161-b12) # Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.161-b12, mixed mode)
jdk_switcher home oraclejdk9 # /usr/lib/jvm/java-9-oracle jdk_switcher use oraclejdk9 echo $JAVA_HOME # /usr/lib/jvm/java-9-oracle echo $JRE_HOME # /usr/lib/jvm/java-9-oracle/jre java -version # java version "9.0.4" # Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 9.0.4+11) # Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 9.0.4+11, mixed mode)
The following tools are preinstalled in our virtual machine. You can add them to your setup or test commands to start your build:
Installing dependencies through Maven is fully supported.
Codeship automatically caches the
$HOME/.m2/repository directories between builds to optimize build performance. You can read this article to learn more about the dependency cache and how to clear it.
All build tools and test frameworks, such as JUnit, will work without issue as long as they do not require root access for custom machine configuration.
If you are running parallel test pipelines, you will want separate your tests into groups and call a group specifically in each pipeline. For instance:
mvn test -Dtest=class_1
mvn test -Dtest=class_2
In addition to parallelizing your tests explicitly via parallel pipelines, some customers have found using the parallel features in JUnit and other testing frameworks to be a good way to speed up your tests.
Note that aggressive parallelization can cause resource and build failure issues, as well.
Due to Java version issues, you may find it helpful to test your commands with different versions via an SSH debug session if tests are running differently on Codeship compared to your local machine.
We also have a couple of code examples and sample projects available.