Build triggers allow you to automate the execution of builds in Jenkins in a wide variety of ways. They provide you with the ability to customize your strategy for executing builds that meet your specific needs.
This lesson introduces the concept of build triggers and discusses some of the most common types. It focuses on triggering builds using GitHub webhooks in particular, and demonstrates how to configure GitHub webhook triggers to execute builds as soon as code changes occur.
After completing this lesson, you will have an understanding of what build triggers are, what types of build triggers are available in Jenkins by default, and how to configure GitHub webhook triggers.