Making Code Changes and using webhooks

Using GitHub Web Hooks

OpenShift 3 supports receiving webhooks from remote code repositories when code changes, including from GitHub. When a notification is received, a new build will be triggered on OpenShift. This allows for automated pipeline of code/build/deploy.

In the OpenShift web console, navigate to your userXX-mlbparks Project, and then mouse-over Browse and then Builds. Click the openshift3mlbparks build.

On this screen you will see the option to copy the GitHub webhook URL as shown in the following image:


Once you have the URL copied to your clipboard, navigate to the code repository that you forked on GitHub. Remember, it probably looks like:

Click the Settings link on the right hand side of the screen as shown in the following image:


Click the Webhooks & Services link:


And finally, click on Add webhook. On this screen, enter the URL you copied to your clipboard from the OpenShift web console in the Payload URL box and ensure that you disable SSL verification and save your changes:


Boom! From now on, every time you commit new source code to your GitHub repository, a new build and deploy will occur inside of OpenShift. Let’s try this out.

Navigate to the /src/main/webapp directory in your GitHub project and then click on the index.html file.

Once you have the file on the screen, click the edit button in the top right hand corner as shown here:


Change the following line (line number 34):

<h1 id="title">MLB Stadiums</h1>


<h1 id="title">MLB Stadiums - OpenShift Roadshow</h1>

Note: Ensure you are changing the h1 on line 34 and not the title element.

Click on Commit changes at the bottom of the screen.

Once you have committed your changes, a Build should almost instantaneously be triggered in OpenShift. Look at the Builds page in the web console, or run the following command to verify:

$ oc get builds

You should see that a new build is running:

NAME                   TYPE      STATUS     POD
openshift3mlbparks-1   Source    Complete   openshift3mlbparks-1-build
openshift3mlbparks-2   Source    Running    openshift3mlbparks-2-build

Once the build and deploy has finished, verify your new Docker image was automatically deployed by viewing the application in your browser:



End of Lab 8