Buildkite vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
Developers describe Buildkite as "Fast, secure and scalable CI/CD for all your software projects". CI and build automation tool that combines the power of your own build infrastructure with the convenience of a managed, centralized web UI. Used by Shopify, Basecamp, Digital Ocean, Venmo, Cochlear, Bugsnag and more. On the other hand, Jenkins is detailed as "An extendable open source continuous integration server". In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
Buildkite and Jenkins can be primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" tools.
Some of the features offered by Buildkite are:
- Fast and stable builds
- Open source agent runs on almost any machine and architecture
- Freedom to use your own internal or pre-release tools and services
On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
"Great customer support" is the primary reason why developers consider Buildkite over the competitors, whereas "Hosted internally" was stated as the key factor in picking Jenkins.
Jenkins is an open source tool with 13.3K GitHub stars and 5.48K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jenkins's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1774 company stacks & 1526 developers stacks; compared to Buildkite, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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