CloudBees Review

Support for PHP and Ruby is needed but its simple interface is a valuable feature


Valuable Features:

  • Jenkins Plugins 
  • Simple interface

Improvements to My Organization:

Yes. We were using Buildbot and started using Jenkins. It helped the team to get visibility of the tests running and breaking builds. Jenkins has wall display setup so that everybody can see build status including non-technical people. Using Jenkins well doesn't make any difference unless it is used smartly.

Room for Improvement:

Support for PHP and Ruby

Use of Solution:

Four years.

Deployment Issues:

No issues with deployment.

Stability Issues:

Sometimes it randomly throws 'Error 500' while saving the settings of a job.

Scalability Issues:

No issues encountered.

Customer Service:

Great community support on Google Group as well as conferences.

Previous Solutions:

We were using Buildbot and Switched to Jenkins for its nice interface and visibility.

Initial Setup:

Initial setup of the Jenkins was not as easy as if you are setting master/slave architecture. You need make sure that the master and all slaves are running OK as well as to utilise slaves effectively.

ROI:

It's free and open-source so it's worth trying and you won't regret using it.

Other Solutions Considered:

We looked at

  • Buildbot
  • Teamcity
  • Go
  • Bamboo

Other Advice:

It's one of the best open-source continuous integration/continuous deployment solutions. You should try it without fear and you won't regret it.  It works well with any team size.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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