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A cool feature for your next Jenkinsfile - Closure

adaendra profile image Maxime Guilbert ・1 min read

Definition

Definition from Apache Groovy

A closure in Groovy is an open, anonymous, block of code that can take arguments, return a value and be assigned to a variable.


The cool thing with closure is that we can use it as a parameter. With this, we are able to reuse a lot more of our code!

One case I met was to execute some scripts in a particular docker image. But the code to start the docker can take a lot of lines.

So, closures were really helpful! I was able to create a generic method to start a docker image and give a closure in parameter to execute inside the image.

Example

...
dockerLoader(param, ..., {
  // some script to execute
})
...

def dockerLoader(param, ... closure: Closure) {
  ...
  // Closure execution
  closure()
  ...
}
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For more information, go check the official documentation which contains a lot of examples.


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I hope it will help you! 😀

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