Jenkins Review
Robust community support plugins.


Valuable Features

The feature of this product that is most valuable to me is the robust community support plugins.

Improvements to My Organization

Jenkins has greatly improved the time it takes to deliver a software package to the market.

Room for Improvement

I can't think of any at the moment.

Use of Solution

I have used Jenkins and Hudson for about four years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

The community of people who use this open source tool are very helpful.

Previous Solutions

No previous solution used.

Initial Setup

Jenkins is very straightforward to install. Basically, it's a Java app that runs on an app server.

Implementation Team

We implemented Jenkins in-house.

ROI

100% since it is open source.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

No setup/;day to day costs.

Other Solutions Considered

Yes, we also looked at Hudson and Cruise Control.

Other Advice

Invest in time reading the support forums and newsgroups. Collaborate with other professionals.

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

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