Release announcement: jira-rest-cli-1.0 (jsr223 powered interactive jira scripting console)29 Mar 2011 Tags:
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jira-rest-cli is JIRA plugin which provides a possibility to use your favorite programming language to script and interact with JIRA server realtime. The plugin provide following working modes:
- JIRA web-executor interface - allows to execute script input from Jira admin interface, no continuos working session support and no working context preservation between invocations.
- JIRA web-cli interface - allows to create and manage working scripting sessions from Jira admin interface, connect to them and execute script code in the scripting session context - state is preserved between invocations.
- The are sample console clients available (Ruby, Groovy) which works similar to interactive language shells (irb, groovysh).
At the moment following programming languages are supported:
- Groovy 1.7.9 - separate
- JRuby 1.5.6 - separate.
Languages are implemented as standalone plug-able components, installed separately, except for Rhino available by default.
The target is to come as close to Firebug / IRB / Groovysh as possible :)
- Project page: https://github.com/leonardinius/jira-rest-cli
- README: README.md
- Plugin exchange at the moment not mature enough. Needs more documentation, specification and testing…Link to plugin exchange
|Web-executor mode (non-interactive)|
|Web-cli mode, session management|
|Web-cli mode, script execution (jRuby)|
|Remote console-cli mode, script execution (jRuby)|
Project goal / scratch the itch
The problem I periodically get with the JIRA is the necessity of creating and configuring multiple different JIRA instance. In some cases this is pilot version, prototype extension or some stage/perf tests related configuration. Let’s say it as it is - it’s extremely difficult to setup thing in JIRA from scratch: projects, issue types, fields and all the schemas; there are just so mane of them out there.
So, I tried to automate certain things, at least at the local development environment. And I’ve found it extremely difficult to do so. So, I had this crazy idea - why couldn’t I have some kind of JIRA API Firebug? Some environment I could actually script my environmental changes, experiment with the stuff and optionally save/reuse scripts later on. And yes: it would be cool if I would be able to use familiar to me ruby and maybe try out some different languages.
Basically it’s the core idea behind my pet jira-rest-cli project.
Isn’t something already available out there?
Before doing something I did my homework and looked for other available options:
- Python CLI for JIRA - basically cli interface to JIRA SOAP interface;
- Jira Scripting Suite - provides a convenient way to put custom conditions, validators and post-functions into workflow in a form of Jython scripts..
- Script Runner - provide ability to script (JSR-223 capable) workflow validators, conditions, etc..
How could I use it?
When working with it I have several use-cases in mind:</div><div>
- Use it as console-tool to script and automate certain configuration changes (local development; staging etc development rollout)
- Use it as a tool to play with JIRA system API at realtime (local development needs)
How to start?
- git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:leonardinius/jira-rest-cli.gitcd jira-rest-cli/git submodule initcd jira-rest-cli-parent/atlas-mvn clean install
- To start play with the REST Cli - you need to install jira-rest-cli-runner plugin, which is a main entry point and Rhino language provider.
- If you want to try out JRuby or Groovy language support - then you should install jira-rest-cli-jruby or jira-rest-cli-groovy accordingly.
OR you could get all this artifacts here
- jira-rest-cli-runner - Script runner, web-console, session mgmt admin interface, Rhino language support.
- jira-rest-cli-jruby - JRuby support
- jira-rest-cli-groovy - Groovy support
- cli-examples - browse on GitHub, fetch locally and play around yourselves :)
Ok, it’s useful. How could I help?
Cool. First of all you are in the right place with the right attitude :) The areas I’m struggling with on my personal Roadmap:
- High priority: Documentation - both creating one and understanding what actually is missing. Even GitHub issues for this are welcome.
- Medium priority: Upload plugin to Atlassian Plugin Exchange
- Medium priority: Improving console-cli modes sample applications (JRuby, Groovy) - cleaning up, since I’m not expert in those languages; adding command line options.
- Low priority: improving web-interface (more Ajax-like) etc…
PS: project is useful (at least for me) at the current stage and IMO documentation what is the only crucial piece missing.
NB. If you've found typos or errors, please suggest a correction or edit on github.