Bamboo Specs - supported scenarios

Bamboo Specs provides the capability to programmatically configure Bamboo using either Java or YAML.

Bamboo Specs typical use case scenarios:

  • Migration of existing plans that were created via the Bamboo UI
  • New plan configurations created with Bamboo Specs directly and that contain little if any glue code. 
  • New plan configurations created with Bamboo Specs, or existing plans that are migrated to Specs, which contain a significant amount of glue code which is complex.

What Atlassian support can help you out with:

  • Migration of existing plans that were created using the UI to Bamboo Specs with minimal glue code, preferably with  minorif any) changes to the code that is provided by the View Plan as Specs feature
  • New plan configurations that are created with Bamboo Specs which contain a minimal amount of glue code, similar to what is generated by View Plan as Specs. 

What is glue code?

By glue code we understand the Java code that is not part of the Bamboo Specs API and which is necessary for the Specs Java code to run as a Java application. The glue code can be minimal or implement extra functionality using heavy code edits and possibly include package/project structure changes 

Bamboo Specs projects that contain a large amount of complex glue code fall outside supported scenarios. For such cases, we recommend starting from simple Bamboo Specs, preferably produced by the View Plan as Specs with a minimal amount of glue code. Then gradually add the complex code and perform as many intermediary tests as possible to be able to detect errors sooner rather than later.

Below is a list of Atlassian validated Bamboo Specs code:

  • code generated by View Plan as Bamboo Specs from within the Bamboo UI
  • code from the official documented tutorials
  • sample code snippets described in the latest Bamboo specs reference documentation, which show the use of the API.
Last modified on Jun 20, 2018

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