GoCD vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
GoCD: Open source continuous delivery tool allows for advanced workflow modeling and dependencies management. GoCD is an open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks. GoCD offers business a first-class build and deployment engine for complete control and visibility; 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.
GoCD and Jenkins can be categorized as "Continuous Integration" tools.
Some of the features offered by GoCD are:
- Model complex workflows with dependency management and parallel execution
- Easy to pass once-built binaries between stages
- Visibility into your end-to-end workflow. Track a change from commit to deploy at a glance
On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
"Open source" is the top reason why over 29 developers like GoCD, while over 498 developers mention "Hosted internally" as the leading cause for choosing Jenkins.
GoCD and Jenkins are both open source tools. It seems that Jenkins with 13.5K GitHub stars and 5.56K forks on GitHub has more adoption than GoCD with 5.07K GitHub stars and 796 GitHub forks.
Facebook, Netflix, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Jenkins, whereas GoCD is used by Auto Trader, Hazeorid, and OpenX. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2424 company stacks & 9031 developers stacks; compared to GoCD, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 78 developer stacks.
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