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Jenkins FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Jenkins offer?

Jenkins has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Open Source

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Q. Who are the typical users of Jenkins?

Jenkins has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Jenkins support?

Jenkins supports the following languages:
Chinese (Simplified), English


Q. Does Jenkins offer an API?

Yes, Jenkins has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Jenkins integrate with?

Jenkins integrates with the following applications:
GitHub, Jira, Microsoft Azure, Acunetix, Gatekeeper


Q. What level of support does Jenkins offer?

Jenkins offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

Jenkins product overview

What is Jenkins?

Jenkins is an open-source automation server designed to help businesses build, deploy, and automate the delivery of projects using plugins. It enables developers to distribute job tasks across multiple machines and facilitate software testing or deployment across platforms.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

Documentation

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Jenkins features

Functionality

4.5

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552

Total features

12

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Most valued features by users

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Version Control
Application Management
Authentication
Automated Testing
Continuous Delivery

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Jenkins users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

552

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.7/10
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Pros
It just need a good UI.I would like to recommend Jenkins for anyone who is wiling to do continuous delivery for their projects. This helps to reduce the workload of the developers.
I like the integrations with slack. It is great to get the alerts when there is a new build waiting for approval.
This tool is amazing and perfect for the teams that have continuous integration and continuous delivery. Simple to use and simplify our work.
Cons
The report contains all the passes and fails and screenshots of the failed test cases, the consumed time and the percentage of the passed and failed.
Having lots of intergrations in the project could delay slow down the execution sometimes. Parallel execution could cause problems or errors in the build.
As with any other similar tool, maintaining it is a nightmare if you do not do it regularly. It can break easily if plugin misbehaves.

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George L.

Data Engineer

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

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Release management system that gets the job done

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Justin S.

Senior DevOps Engineer

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

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The Nagios of CI tools: old, clunky, but still "works"

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Elen K.

Information Technology and Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Flexible and Scalable

Reviewed 10 months ago

Jenkins is a powerful and flexible automation server that facilitates CI/CD processes. Its extensive plugin ecosystem, flexibility, community support, and cost-effectiveness make it a popular choice for organizations of all sizes. However, users should consider the steep learning curve, complex setup and maintenance, user interface, security considerations, and resource requirements when evaluating Jenkins for their software development and delivery needs.

Pros

Jenkins plays a pivotal role in the DevOps toolchain, seamlessly integrating with other popular tools like Git, JIRA, Docker, and Kubernetes. It enables teams to automate and orchestrate their entire software development lifecycle, promoting collaboration and efficiency.

Cons

Jenkins' user interface may feel outdated and less intuitive compared to more modern CI/CD tools. The documentation, while comprehensive, might require improvement in terms of organization and ease of use. New users may need to rely on community resources and tutorials to navigate through initial setup and configuration.

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Marcin K.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Staple in the CI/CD pipelines automation

Reviewed a year ago

As typical, the solution has been used successfully for all possible deployment targets from simple make builds into compiled artifacts, through packaging of (non-compilable) artifacts into npm, gems, pypy, docker images and rpms/debs. However with the move to Kubernetes clusters in lieu of simply VMs clusters, Jenkins becomes more of a hustle to implement properly.

Pros

Easy to implement, easy to incorporate into infrastructure, great support due to years of presence and experience from developers garnered throughout the years. The UI gives options for both classic feature-full or simplified BlueOcean approaches. Extendable and working great with 3rd party's tools and solutions. Pipelines typically defined in code in Groovy/Java.

Cons

Java at its core so typical memory and disk usage issues can happen, but can be helped through containerised deployment of it.Debugging pipeline issues often means meandering throughout the code for software and pipeline alike since reported errors can often obscure true source of problems. Not exactly the best option for docker image builds without docker in docker container trickery or Jenkins on bare-metal/VM deployments

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Justin S.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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The Nagios of CI tools: old, clunky, but still "works"

Reviewed 4 years ago

Nobody ever got fired for choosing Nagios as an IT monitoring tool, and nobody ever got fired for choosing Jenkins as a CI tool. However, both products are, in my estimation, relics from an age when better options really weren't available. Jenkins is free, widely used, and has a vibrant ecosystem. However, at this point, I feel certain that it's coasting on its past reputation. Before settling for Jenkins, I would carefully examine more modern products in this space such as GitLab CI.

Pros

Jenkins can be set up on-premise and comes with no licensing fees. Considering the cost of some CI platforms, that's a HUGE advantage. There are enough plugins that you can find added functionality for almost anything.

Cons

Jenkins can be kind of like WordPress - there is such heavy reliance on plugins that they can sometimes cause unexpected behavior when interacting with each other. Jenkins is significantly harder to get started with than something like GitLab CI. When tasked with creating pipelines for my own development projects, I opted for GitLab CI, and I feel like I'm missing absolutely nothing. The stock Jenkins interface is absolutely horrible. It looks like a leftover from 10+ years ago. (Another similarity with NAgios...)

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Dylan C.

Computer Software, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Infinitely powerful and extensible, but quite a learning curve

Reviewed 4 months ago

There's no escaping the fact that Jenkins is a very powerful system which can be infinitely configured to your needs, no matter how obscure they may be. But as a solo developer or a small team, setting up and running Jenkins took an overwhelming amount of time that could have been spent working on more productive tasks.

Pros

I love that Jenkins and all plugins are completely free, and how customisable and extensible it is. You have complete control over every aspect of your pipelines and every tiny cog and dial is tweakable.

Cons

There is a steep learning curve, and setting up and maintaining the Jenkins environment can be an entire day job on its own. If you don't have a dedicated DevOps team to manage it, you might find yourself losing many productive hours to maintaining the CI system, and you might be better off with a CI system that does more for you out-of-the-box.

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Computer & Network Security, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Most used CI/CD Tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have used Jenkins past 5-6 years which helped me on most of the automation. And will be using in future too.

Pros

Installation and management is pretty much straight forward. And it can be deploy as a docker container which is a major plus point.

Cons

The UI interface is need more development when comparing to other tools. And rectifying build issues are harder.

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