What is DotCi?
DotCi is a Jenkins plugin created by Groupon that makes job management easy with built-in GitHub integration, push-button job creation, and YAML powered build configuration and customization. It comes prepackaged with Docker support as well, which means bootstrapping a new build environment from scratch can take as little as 15 minutes. DotCi has been a critical tool for Groupon internally for managing build and release pipelines for the wide variety of technologies in their SOA landscape.
DotCi is a tool in the Continuous Integration category of a tech stack.
DotCi is an open source tool with 507 GitHub stars and 66 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to DotCi's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like DotCi?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use DotCi
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- Deep Integration with Source Control – for us that’s Github Enterprise
- Integration with Github webhooks
- Feedback sent to the committer or pusher via Email, Hipchat, Campfire, etc.
- Setting of commit and pull request statuses on Github
- Push button build setup
- Dynamic dependency loading at build runtime
- Easy, version controlled build configuration
- Simple parallelization
- Customizable behavior based on environment variables (e.g. branch name)
- Docker support!
DotCi Alternatives & Comparisons
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