Jenkins Review

Robust community support plugins.


What is most valuable?

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

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

I can't think of any at the moment.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Jenkins and Hudson for about four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

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

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution used.

How was the initial setup?

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

What about the implementation team?

We implemented Jenkins in-house.

What was our ROI?

100% since it is open source.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

No setup/;day to day costs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we also looked at Hudson and Cruise Control.

What other advice do I have?

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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