I spent time yesterday with Kohsuke Kawaguchi (@kohsukekawa) and many other Jenkins CI enthusiasts in NYC, discussing the state of Jenkins and observing how different teams are utilizing the tool. For those not in the know, Jenkins is a continuous integration software that allows you to handle build deployments and run tests against them. Seeing the other dev shops and the way they use Jenkins to the extent they do, it really still blows my mind. It almost feels like magic. I wanted to share a few gems of knowledge that I gleaned throughout the day.