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Appveyor vs Jenkins: What are the differences?

What is Appveyor? Continuous Integration and Deployment service for busy Windows developers. AppVeyor aims to give powerful Continuous Integration and Deployment tools to every .NET developer without the hassle of setting up and maintaining their own build server.

What is 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.

Appveyor and Jenkins can be primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" tools.

Some of the features offered by Appveyor are:

  • Scriptless, repetitive, one-click deployment of build artifacts to multiple environments
  • YAML configuration
  • Backed by Windows Azure platform

On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:

  • Easy installation
  • Easy configuration
  • Change set support

"Github integration" is the primary reason why developers consider Appveyor 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.

Facebook, Netflix, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Jenkins, whereas Appveyor is used by Trustpilot, Snipcart, and Exceptionless. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1774 company stacks & 1526 developers stacks; compared to Appveyor, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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What is Appveyor?

AppVeyor aims to give powerful Continuous Integration and Deployment tools to every .NET developer without the hassle of setting up and maintaining their own build server.

What is Jenkins?

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.

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    What are some alternatives to Appveyor and Jenkins?
    TeamCity
    TeamCity is a user-friendly continuous integration (CI) server for professional developers, build engineers, and DevOps. It is trivial to setup and absolutely free for small teams and open source projects.
    CircleCI
    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.
    Travis CI
    Free for open source projects, our CI environment provides multiple runtimes (e.g. Node.js or PHP versions), data stores and so on. Because of this, hosting your project on travis-ci.com means you can effortlessly test your library or applications against multiple runtimes and data stores without even having all of them installed locally.
    Codeship
    Codeship runs your automated tests and configured deployment when you push to your repository. It takes care of managing and scaling the infrastructure so that you are able to test and release more frequently and get faster feedback for building the product your users need.
    GitLab CI
    GitLab offers a continuous integration service. If you add a .gitlab-ci.yml file to the root directory of your repository, and configure your GitLab project to use a Runner, then each merge request or push triggers your CI pipeline.
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    Review ofAppveyorAppveyor

    Appveyor, is awesome, it provides a lot of functionalities and a reduced price. If you want .NET CI, appveyor is the best option. Ever. Awesome support, easy configuration, private nuget repo included, many integrations, and useful documentation. The only downside is, sometime it's a little bit slow.

    How developers use Appveyor and Jenkins
    Avatar of Kalibrr
    Kalibrr uses JenkinsJenkins

    All of our pull requests are automatically tested using Jenkins' integration with GitHub, and we provision and deploy our servers using Jenkins' interface. This is integrated with HipChat, immediately notifying us if anything goes wrong with a deployment.

    Avatar of Wirkn Inc.
    Wirkn Inc. uses JenkinsJenkins

    Jenkins is our go-to devops automation tool. We use it for automated test builds, all the way up to server updates and deploys. It really helps maintain our homegrown continuous-integration suite. It even does our blue/green deploys.

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    Bùi Thanh uses JenkinsJenkins
    • Continuous Deploy
    • Dev stage: autodeploy by trigger push request from 'develop' branch of Gitlab
    • Staging and production stages: Build and rollback quicly with Ansistrano playbook
    • Sending messages of job results to Chatwork.
    Avatar of AngeloR
    AngeloR uses JenkinsJenkins

    Currently serves as the location that our QA team builds various automated testing jobs.

    At one point we were using it for builds, but we ended up migrating away from them to Code Pipelines.

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    Trusted Shops GmbH uses JenkinsJenkins

    We use Jenkins to schedule our Browser and API Based regression and acceptance tests on a regular bases. We use additionally to Jenkins GitlabCI for unit and component testing.

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    Nate Ferrell uses AppveyorAppveyor

    We use AppVeyor for unit and integration testing of the Vaporshell module for Powershell, as well as deployment on successful tests via PSDeploy

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    Valery Sntx uses AppveyorAppveyor

    Continious Integration

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