OpenDevStack Quickstarters


This repository contains quickstarters, which are basically templates that help to start out with a component quickly. The available quickstarters are:

Other Quickstarter

Next to those, there is a "blank" quickstarter allowing to start from scratch, while still providing all the OCP resources / Jenkins / SonarQube conveniences described in the following sections.

All quickstarters are used by the Provisioning App to create a new component which basically consists of resources in OpenShift (typically BuildConfig, ImageStream, DeploymentConfig and Service) and a BitBucket repository.

This repository in BitBucket will contain:

  • Some boilerplate code

  • A Jenkinsfile describing how to build the component, delegating most of the work to the shared library

  • A file configuring how the source code is analyzed by SonarQube

Next to those, each quickstarter can also provide its own Jenkins slave images.


The quickstarters are not used directly, but triggered via the provisioning app. Login there to pick a quickstarter, give it a name and provision it. The provisioning app delegates the executation to a job in Rundeck (defined in YML files in the rundeck folder), which then clones this repository and executes the files (e.g. within.

Changing existing quickstarters

As the quickstarters are triggered via Rundeck, the changes need to be on the production branch in order to be "live". As an alternative, you can copy the job in Rundeck and point it to the branch you are working on.

To test out things locally, you can mimick what Rundeck. The general procedure is:

  1. Clone the repository

  2. Go into a quickstarter folder, e.g. be-node-express

  3. Run (if it exists)

  4. Run

  5. Run from the root of the repository

  6. Run from the root of the repository

Note that those scripts might need parameters to work, and often need to be adjusted slightly to work (e.g. removing chowning to rundeck user).

Contributing new quickstarters

If you contribute a new quickstarter / boilerplate - please use the provided README.adoc templates

  1. for a jenkins-slave - the slave template

  2. for a boilerplace- the boilerplate

Upgrade an existing Git repository to OpenDevStack

Push your repository into the newly created bitbucket project (and note the name of the repo & project)

Logon to rundeck and pick the common/prepare-continuous-integration rundeck job

  1. Pick the technology target thru component type - this will ensure you get the right jenkins file based on the technology you pick - and should fit the technology you have built your application with

  2. Provide quickstarter_directory - this can be any filesystem directory - usually in /tmp/<component name> where the git repository will be cloned to

  3. Provide project_id - this is the project name you noted in step (0)

  4. Provide component_id- this is the name of the component (from step 0) that will be rendered into the jenkins template, and also used as name for the openshift resources

  5. Provide git_url_http/ssh - this is the URL to clone and commit to for the job.