Jenkins vs. Travis CI vs. Appveyor

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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.

What is 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 means you can effortlessly test your library or applications against multiple runtimes and data stores without even having all of them installed locally.

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.
Why do developers choose Jenkins?
Why do you like Jenkins?

Why do developers choose Travis CI?
Why do you like Travis CI?

Why do developers choose Appveyor?
Why do you like Appveyor?

What are the cons of using Jenkins?
Downsides of Jenkins?

What are the cons of using Travis CI?
Downsides of Travis CI?

What are the cons of using Appveyor?
No Cons submitted yet for Appveyor
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How much does Jenkins cost?
How much does Travis CI cost?
Travis CI Pricing
How much does Appveyor cost?
What companies use Jenkins?
2254 companies on StackShare use Jenkins
What companies use Travis CI?
889 companies on StackShare use Travis CI
What companies use Appveyor?
26 companies on StackShare use Appveyor
What tools integrate with Jenkins?
62 tools on StackShare integrate with Jenkins
What tools integrate with Travis CI?
46 tools on StackShare integrate with Travis CI
What tools integrate with Appveyor?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Appveyor

What are some alternatives to Jenkins, Travis CI, and Appveyor?

  • CircleCI - Automate your development process quickly, safely, and at scale
  • Codeship - Codeship is a Continuous Integration Platform in the cloud.
  • GitLab CI - GitLab has integrated CI to test, build and deploy your code
  • TeamCity - TeamCity is an ultimate Continuous Integration tool for professionals

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Maxwell Anderson
Maxwell Anderson
Travis CI

I recommend using Travis CI and/or Appveyor in all projects.

Projects using these tools have given me confidence to know that I don't cause any breaking changes. Travis CI and Appveyor have functionality to test components of a project across multiple installation projects to ensure that modifications don't break a project. These tools integrate easily with GitHub and are useful in open source projects that must review contributions from many different people.

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