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Old 04-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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cron job

Can anyone explain me in detail how cron job manages the build of the software on linux servers.

Alsso what would be the role of a build engineer?

Getting the developer/official build on webpage like Jenkins means waht?
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Cron doesn't 'manage' building of software, it's just a scheduler that will run scripts/programs on a specific time interval indicated by you. Nothing more and nothing less.

I don't know if the role of build engineer is something specific. We include the 'build' part in the role of a Release engineer. Look at the link provided for a pretty detailed description.

I don't quite understand what you mean with your last question but I'm assuming you're referring to creating jobs in Jenkins. Jenkins is a continuous integration software that allows you to create jobs to build software for example. Have a look at their wiki for a complete description.

Last but not least, try to use a more descriptive title next time. Your title is only remotely descriptive of your questions.

Kind regards,

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Jenkins can be used to start builds, and also it can be configured to run tests. Jenkins will display the result on the web, so you can browse the builds/results.
The role of a build engineer is not really general, you need to ask the company how they defined.


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