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Real User
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 24 2018

What is most valuable?

* Configuration management: It is so easy to configure a Jenkins instance. Migrate configuration to a new environment just by copying XML files and setting up new nodes. *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Most obvious: Having builds and test tasks triggered on commit helps not to break the product. From my own experience: We significantly reduced build times of large… more»

What needs improvement?

UI: Jenkins relies on the old version of interface for configuration management. Developer documentation for plugins, plugin development, integrations: Sometimes it’s… more»

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

I used the free OSS version all the time. It was enough for all my needs.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

TeamCity - It’s pretty limited in build runners, mostly targeting enterprise tech (Java, MS Stack, mobile apps) and the price is quite high. Buildkite - An okay solution… more»

What other advice do I have?

I like it very much, and I'm actively promoting it on my network. Take your time to get used to the management flows of the application and builds. Jenkins is very… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was always choosing between Jenkins, TeamCity, Buildkite, and Bamboo. Most recently, hosted solutions like Codeship and Travis CI added to the list. For business needs… more»
Michelle XIE
Real User
Senior Automation Test Developer/Automation Test Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Jan 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Jenkins: pipeline/delivery pipeline and we can use shell script in the configuration. Jenkins has a lot of plugins. TeamCity: We can run automaton tests.

How has it helped my organization?

CI tools such Jenkins and TeamCity, totally helps our release and tests. It saves our money, time and labour cost. And make release/delivery of the our product more visible. It drives the development… more»

What needs improvement?

For Jenkins: It needs to have less bugs. I do not how they test the plugins, but sometimes, the plugins have issues. I have no time to check where to report the issue. For TeamCity: It need to be… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I prefer to use Jenkins more, because I have used it for a long time and am familiar with it. To me, TeamCity is OK too, but it is not free as Jenkins is. We need to consider the budget, so Jenkins… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use the Groovy language to maintain the Jenkins job configurations which is very convenient. I do not know if we can do that to team city or not, I have not had a chance to try yet. I love Jenkins… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use AWS codepipeline + jenkins. Before using jenkins + AWS, we used CircleCI.
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Real User
User
May 16 2019

What is most valuable?

Currently, using Jenkins for automatic testing is the most valuable feature for us. It is very useful for us to be able to collect and manage automatic processing… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For test automation, Jenkins seems to be our main and central solution at the moment. We want to extend this in the future towards Jenkins pipelines, which can be very… more»

What needs improvement?

We have issues with the following points: * The usability and user interface could be improved. * Clearer feedback for problems and errors would be useful. * The learning… more»

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

Jenkins is open source and free.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use another solution previously.

What other advice do I have?

We recommend having the proper infrastructure, and to ensure the maintenance of the server is performed.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Bamboo but decided to go with Jenkins because it is open source and free.
Bibhu Ashis Jena
Real User
Software Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Dec 03 2017

What is most valuable?

* Continuous Integration. Jenkins can integrate with almost any systems used for application development and testing, with its plugins. * It is open source and can be… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Jenkins has helped make teams more independent. For example, if a developer wants to check if the changes they are working on have any performance impact on their… more»

What needs improvement?

Upgrading and maintaining plugins can be painful, as sometimes upgrading a plugin can break functionality of another plugin that a job is dependent on.

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

Jenkins is open source.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Jenkins is a great tool for continuous integration. It has a wide variety of plugins to support anything from development to automation, performance testing, security… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We explored other open source CI tools like Travis CI and CircleCI.
Michelle XIE
Real User
Senior Automation Test Developer/Automation Test Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* CD/CI pipeline * Different types of jobs, such as Pipeline, Build, Freestyle, Maven, etc. * DSL: Groovy for complicated pipeline flow. * Tons of plugins * Is able to integrate with other systems. *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It improves our release. It makes the release faster by adding an automated deploy and automation tests.

What needs improvement?

The bug fix speed is very slow.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

CircleCI and TeamCity. CircleCI is not strong at release pipelines. TeamCity is not free.

What other advice do I have?

It meets most of my requirements, such as CI/CD pipeline and an automated test execution. Even if there are some issues in Jenkins and its plugins, Jenkins provides the workaround ability to us. Other… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. CircleCI and TeamCity.
Arwan Ahmad Khoiruddin
Real User
Software Tester at a tech vendor
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

We use Jenkins to automatically build Python binaries into several OS's i.e. OS X, Ubuntu, Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit.

How has it helped my organization?

We are a company run by remote workers. Using Jenkins really helps us in moving our products forward into a number of different customer segments.

What needs improvement?

I think the UI and the UX can be improved. In our case, we have several products built using Jenkins. It is quite difficult to navigate into the latest stable build in a given OS.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

From the very beginning, we wanted to target OS X, Ubuntu and Windows users. At first, the developer would manually create some builds and put them in Gdrive to be tested. We started to use Jenkins… more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't focus on the fact that Jenkins is open source. It is tough as a rock. This software is ideal for you who work in software development especially those using Agile methodology.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We went directly to Jenkins.
Ilya Lvov
Real User
QA Automation Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

In Jenkins v.2, the most useful feature is the Pipeline plugin. The reason why I think so is that you can build your own workflow with Groove and the plugin has many… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used it for all continuous integration parts, like automation testing, deployment, etc.

What needs improvement?

The interface.

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

It is free.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, I did not.

What other advice do I have?

Nice functionality, but does not have a very user-friendly interface.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I didn't choose, but in my opinion, this is the best open source solution for CI and CD.
Real User
Continuous Integration Engineer 
Dec 03 2017

What is most valuable?

* Continuous build and testing * Distributed execution of build and test jobs It is essential for software development and team collaboration. Without this tool, we would… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Immediate feedback on build errors, regression.

What needs improvement?

Pipelines are still young and promising. But this part still has some room for improvement. The documentation on plugin development could be better: more examples.

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

It is a free product.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used CruiseControl but this died.

What other advice do I have?

Don't forget to look into the plugins. It's not only Jenkins but also the plugins which make it a very valuable product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

BuildBot and CruiseControl.
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