CircleCI vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
CircleCI: Automate your development process quickly, safely, and at scale. Continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. Offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp; Jenkins: 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.
CircleCI and Jenkins belong to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by CircleCI are:
- Language-Inclusive Support
- Custom Environments
- Flexible Resource Allocation
On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
"Github integration", "Easy setup" and "Fast builds" are the key factors why developers consider CircleCI; whereas "Hosted internally", "Free open source" and "Great to build, deploy or launch anything async" are the primary reasons why Jenkins is favored.
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.
Facebook, Netflix, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Jenkins, whereas CircleCI is used by Instacart, Lyft, and StackShare. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1774 company stacks & 1526 developers stacks; compared to CircleCI, which is listed in 943 company stacks and 388 developer stacks.
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