I have been using Jenkins for quite a while. Very happy with it. Super stable and does what I need in general.
Been automating builds to test for a long time using pipeline.
Now I would really like to expand this to cover production as well. So first deploy to test, run some automatic tests and maybe a week of manual tests. Finally deploy to production.
I have seen examples where production is a part of the same pipeline, so there is a question in between. Do you want to deploy to production? [Yes/No]. I do not like this since it is super simple to accidentally press Yes. If it would require me to enter a string like “YESIAMSURE” it would be better but have not found a way to do this.
Also lets say the release is tested and we find an error and then a new version is built to test. Then I have multiple pipelines waiting for me to select if I am going forward to production or not. Would be great if a new build to test would automatically say no to production environment on all earlier builds.
Does anyone have similar thoughts? Got anything similar working?