Pipeline Authoring


This special interest group aims to improve and curate the experience of authoring Jenkins Pipelines. This includes the syntax of `Jenkinsfile`s and shared libraries, code sharing and reuse, testing of Pipelines and shared libraries, IDE integration and other development tools, documentation, best practices, and examples.

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This special interest group focuses on improving Jenkins Pipelines and the experience of authoring a Jenkins Pipeline.

Focus Areas

  • Syntax - How Jenkinsfiles and shared libraries are written.

  • Code sharing and reuse - Shared libraries and future improvements.

  • Testing - Unit and functional testing of Jenkinsfiles and shared libraries.

  • IDE integration, editors, and other development tools - IDE plugins, visual editors, etc.

  • Documentation - Reference documentation, tutorials, and more.

  • Best practices - Defining, maintaining, and evangelizing best practices in Jenkins Pipeline.

  • Examples - Real-world Jenkinsfiles and shared libraries demonstrating how to utilize various features of Pipeline, as well as basic or starter Jenkinsfiles for common patterns that can be used as jumping-off points by new users.


The target audience are anyone who are interested to join the effort of improving and/or curating the experience of writing Jenkins Pipelines. As such, anyone with interest to either (or both) join our SIG meetings or our Gitter channel are welcome to participate!

Gitter Channel

While any and all with questions regarding writing a Jenkins Pipeline are welcome in our Gitter channel, we ask that the question has been researched before it is posted. Indeed, there are multiple blog posts and guides on the internet discussing how both to ask a question in a constructive manner, and how to reply constructively.

Some examples of such posts/guides:


Meetings are held every Friday at 9:00 AM PST. You can find more details by visiting the community calendar Prior to each meeting a link to the meeting and meeting notes are provided in the Jenkins Pipeline-Authoring Gitter The last Friday of every month, the meeting is dedicated to roadmap discussions and statuses.

Code of Conduct

This SIG adheres to the Jenkins Code of Conduct

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